2023 / 2022: Exhibitions in the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

Special exhibitions in 2022 and 2023 in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam include Gustav Klimt and cooperation with the Orsay on the Auvers-sur-Oise and the Seine paintings.

Wheat Field with Crows part of special exhibitions in 2023 in the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam
© Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam will end the temporary exhibition season in 2022 with the largest Klimt exhibition ever in the Netherlands – Golden Boy Gustav Klimt explains how Van Gogh, Rodin, Matisse, and others influenced the style of the Viennese artist. Special temporary exhibitions in the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam in 2023, the 50th jubilee anniversary of the gallery, will focus mostly on Vincent van Gogh, his family, and friends. Choosing Vincent explains how his works went posthumously from a family inheritance to a world-class collection — Jo van Gogh really made Vincent famous. Further exhibitions in collaboration with the Musée d’Orsay focus on works painted in the final months of his life and in collaboration with the Institute of Art in Chicago on paintings of the Seine.

From March to August 2024, the Van Gogh Museum hosts the first-ever retrospective exhibition in Europe of paintings by the Chinese Canadian artist Matthew Wong (1984-2019). 

Buy tickets online for the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam. The museum has no ticket window — all online tickets and tours have timeslot reservations and include admission to both the temporary exhibitions and the permanent collection of Van Gogh masterpieces.

Special Temporary Exhibitions in the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam 2022

Gustav Klimt: Water Serpents on exhibitions in 2023 in the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam
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The special temporary exhibitions in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in the final months of 2022 (and early 2023) include a large collection of works by Gustav Klimt and a smaller collection of charcoal drawings and photographs by Marel van Eeden inspired by Van Gog’s drawing of the gasworks in The Hague.

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Golden Boy Gustav Klimt. Inspired by Van Gogh, Rodin, Matisse…

Judith by Gustav Klimt
© Belvedere, Wien

On display from 7 October 2022 to 8 January 2023 in the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

Gustav Klimt is renowned throughout the world for his paintings that include gold and decorative ornaments, his universal symbolism, and his pictures of strong women. The special exhibition in the Van Gogh Museum in late 2022, early 2023 shows where Klimt sought and found inspiration.

The exhibition Golden Boy Gustav Klimt. Inspired by Van Gogh, Rodin, Matisse… offers visitors a remarkable opportunity to view Klimt’s art alongside work by the many artists who inspired him. Based on new research, Golden Boy Gustav Klimt presents internationally famous works by Klimt alongside the work of other renowned artists including Vincent van Gogh, Whistler, Sargent, Toorop, Monet, Rodin, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Matisse. The exhibition shows how Klimt drew inspiration from this art, before making equally captivating art in a style completely his own.

The focus of the exhibition is on Klimt’s enormous stylistic development: from a classical portrait of pianist Pembaur from his early years (1890) to Adele Bloch-Bauer II (1912) and Eugenia Primavesi (1913), two explosions of color inspired by Van Gogh and Matisse.

The exhibition features iconic masterpieces from all around the world, including Judith (1901) from the Belveder and Emilie Flöge (1902) from the Wien Museum. A spectacular inclusion is the painting Water Serpents II, on public display for the first time since the 1960s.

The Van Gogh Museum is the first Dutch museum to organize such an extensive retrospective of Klimt’s work.

Golden Boy Gustav Klimt is a collaboration with the Belvedere in Vienna, which has a large collection of Klimt works including The Kiss.

The Gasworks: Van Eeden & Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh Gasfabriek drawing
© Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

On display from 16 September to 11 December 2022 in the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam.

The places where Vincent van Gogh lived and worked still inspire many artists. Marcel van Eeden (The Hague, 1965) is a good example. Van Gogh’s drawing Gasworks, made in The Hague in March 1882, inspired Van Eeden to create a new series of works, featuring striking charcoal drawings on canvas and a series of photographs.

Through his drawings, Van Eeden always reconstructs places and events from the time before he was born. The artist aims to communicate a certain moment in history. In this case, the day early in spring on which Van Gogh painted the gasworks on the outskirts of The Hague.

Van Eeden feels strongly connected with the location: he was born in The Hague, and his apartment is around the corner from where the gasworks once stood.

Special Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam 50 Exhibitions in 2023

50 Year Jubilee special exhibitions in 2023 in the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

The Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam turns 50 in 2023. The Museum opened its doors on 2 June 1973 and has since expanded and grown enormously in popularity. For decades queuing was the norm but tickets are now only sold online with no ticket window at the museum itself.

The 50th jubilee celebrations will include various events and a cultural program throughout the Netherlands but the main events will be in Amsterdam on the first weekend of June 2023.

From 10 February to 4 June 2023 the top art exhibition in Amsterdam will be in the nearby Rijksmuseum — the largest collection of Vermeer paintings ever displayed in a single venue.

The three main special temporary exhibitions in the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam in 2023 focus on Vincent van Gogh himself, his family, and his painter friends. Large exhibitions are planed in cooperation with the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and the Art Institute of Chicago. The working titles may still change but the dates have been set:

Choosing Vincent: From Family Inheritance to World-Famous Collection

Almond Blossoms part of special exhibitions in 2023 in the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam
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Kiezen voor Vincent – Van familieverzameling tot wereldcollectieOn display from 10 February to 10 April 2023 in the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam.

The Van Gogh Museum kicks off this celebratory year with a tribute to the Van Gogh family. The museum simply would not have existed without the unconditional support that the family offered Vincent.

Choosing Vincent focuses on the personal story of doubt, setbacks, pride, and triumph. A story punctuated with dilemmas, seen through the eyes of Vincent, Theo, Jo, and Vincent Willem (‘The Engineer’). The many masterpieces and lesser-known gems in the exhibition reveal how what started as a family inheritance grew to become a world-famous collection.

Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise. His Final Months

Wheatfield with Crows, 1890 part of special exhibitions in 2023 in the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam
© Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

On display from 12 May to 3 September 2023 in the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam.

The Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam and Musée d’Orsay in Paris are organizing an exhibition about the period that Vincent van Gogh spent in the French village of Auvers-sur-Oise (20 May to 29 July 1890).

Van Gogh was tremendously productive during this period and made several of his most renowned masterpieces then, including Wheatfield with Crows (1890). Featuring numerous loans from museums and private collections, this exhibition offers the first extensive overview of Van Gogh’s oeuvre from the final two months of his life.

It follows the artist from his arrival in Auvers, where he optimistically set to work in new surroundings and with fresh ambitions, to his last works, in which feelings of failure, loneliness, and melancholy gained the upper hand. Despite these feelings, he continued to make enormously powerful works.

Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise is a singular opportunity to see more than 50 paintings and 20 paintings and sketches by Vincent van Gogh that have never before been exhibited together.

Van Gogh along the Seine

Fishing in Spring part of special exhibitions in 2023 in the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam
Vincent van Gogh, Fishing in Spring, the Pont de Clichy (Asnières), 1887, Art Institute of Chicago

On display from 13 October 2023 to 14 January 2024 in the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam.

Van Gogh along the Seine reveals how the area close to the River Seine near Asnières was an important hub of artistic expression for artists working there between 1882 and 1890. Vincent van Gogh often painted in and around the village, as did his contemporaries Paul Signac, Georges Seurat, Emile Bernard, and Charles Angrand.

The picturesque village to the northwest of Paris was popular amongst day trippers from the capital, who headed there to escape the heat and intensity of the city. Alongside the rural idyll, these avant-garde artists were also drawn to aspects of modern life such as train stations, bridges, and factories that could also be found near Asnières – in an area that stretched from Pont de Neuilly to l’Île de la Grande Jatte and the Pont de Clichy.

Van Gogh along the Seine is the first exhibition to focus on Asnières as a destination for painters and explores why this location inspired Van Gogh and other artists in their search for a new, modern painting style. The exhibition is a collaboration with the Art Institute of Chicago.

Visit Exhibitions in the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam in 2023

See Visiting the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam for details on the permanent collection of masterworks, opening hours, and tickets. Tickets include both the permanent collection and special temporary exhibitions.

Tickets are only sold online — the museum has no ticket window or vending machines. Combination tickets with other sights and canal cruises usually give small discounts. All online tickets include the essential timeslot reservations — there is no need to queue up earlier than the stated time on the tickets.

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