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Symposium Van Gogh in Auvers

Symposium bij tentoonstelling 'Van Gogh in Auvers. Zijn laatste maanden'

Van Gogh in Auvers. His Final Months is a major exhibition about the final months of Vincent van Gogh’s life, which he spent in the French village of Auvers-sur-Oise. The exhibition is co-organised by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.

Vincent van Gogh lived in Auvers-sur-Oise from 20 May 1890 until his death on 29 July of the same year. He was tremendously productive in these months and made several of his most renowned masterpieces in Auvers, including Wheatfield with Crows and Tree Roots.

The exhibition is the result of years of research into the final period of Van Gogh’s life. But above all, it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see 50 paintings and 30 drawings and sketches by Vincent van Gogh that have never before been exhibited together, featuring exceptional loans from private collections and museums around the world.

To accompany the exhibition, the Van Gogh Museum is organising a symposium on Thursday 6 July to which you are cordially invited by the symposium committee: Nienke Bakker, Teio Meedendorp and Louis van Tilborgh.


9:00 - 9:30 am Check-in and reception
at the Van Gogh Museum’s Group Entrance, Paulus Potterstraat 7 in Amsterdam

9:30 am Start of Symposium (Auditorium)
Welcome by Marije Vellekoop, Head of Collections and Research, Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh in Auvers – Louis van Tilborgh, Senior Researcher, Van Gogh Museum, and Emeritus Professor of Art History, University of Amsterdam

Auvers-sur-Oise as an artists’ colony – Teio Meedendorp, Senior Researcher, Van Gogh Museum

The concept of creativity and mental health in the 19th century – Laura Prins, PhD Researcher & Lecturer, Amsterdam UMC

10:50 – 11:30 am Break

Gachet and Van Gogh’s etchings – Sara Tas, Associate Curator, Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh’s early reputation – Bregje Gerritse, Researcher, Van Gogh Museum

12:20 – 1:00 pm Discussion, questions and conclusion

Be sure to register before 30 June, as access is limited, by sending an email with your full name plus affiliated institution to symposium@vangoghmuseum.nl

Participation is free.