► Información en español sobre la exposición

The MFAH is the only venue for this major survey that brings together more than 50 masterworks by one of the most iconic artists in the history of Western art. Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art follows Van Gogh (1853–1890) through four key stages of his career, from early sketches to final paintings.

Few artists left behind as complete a diary of life and work as Van Gogh, whose decade-long career as an artist began when he took up painting in 1881. Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art highlights the artist’s early years in the Netherlands; his luminous period in Paris; his search for light and color in the South of France; and his exploration of nature as a source of enduring inspiration in Saint-Rémy and Auvers.

The exhibition showcases portraits, landscapes, and still lifes drawn primarily from the collections of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, the Netherlands.

► MFAH Gallery Experience: Van Gogh Up Close
When you visit the exhibition, be sure to stop by the companion display nearby! Van Gogh Up Close is an immersive, family-friendly experience filled with art-making activities, photo-ops, and interactive fun. MORE INFO

► Woodlands Mall: Van Gogh Museum Pop-Up & Gift Shop 
Enhance your experience with a visit to the special pop-up shop at the Woodlands Mall. See replicas of Van Gogh masterpieces, facsimiles of his sketchbooks, and more. You can purchase your MFAH exhibition tickets there, too! Open through May 11

► Publication
The illustrated exhibition catalogue is available through the MFA Shop (713.639.7360) and the Museum’s Hirsch Library (713.639.7325). MORE INFO

► Treat Yourself!
On weekends during the run of the exhibition, Liberty Kitchen culinary director Lance Fegen is serving up a rotation of Van Gogh–inspired dishes at all LK locations. In the Heights, check out LK’s famous rooster, painted in the style of Van Gogh by two UH-Downtown students under the direction of LK creative and development director Carl Eaves. MORE INFO

► The Perfect Gift
Give the experience of a lifetime with exhibition admission for two, beautifully packaged. MORE INFO

► Audio Tour
The optional audio tour delves deeper into selected works of art, with commentary and insights from MFAH curators. Offered in both English and Spanish. Included in the ticket price, based on availability. Audio-tour players are located at the exhibition entrance​.

Exhibition Admission
Tickets, available online and on-site, include Museum general admission and entry to Van Gogh Up Close. Premium Entry tickets provide priority access into the exhibition.

Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art
Any Day,
Any Time
MFAH Member (Join now!) Free $20
Adult (19+) $25 $30
Senior (65+ with ID), Military (with ID), College Student (19+ with ID), Youth (13–18) $20 $25
Child (12 & younger) Free $5

Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art | March 10–June 27, 2019

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This exhibition has been organized in collaboration with the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; the Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.


This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Lead Corporate Sponsor:

Leading support provided by:

The Hamill Foundation

Generous funding provided by:
Isla and Tommy Reckling
Norton Rose Fulbright
Vivian L. Smith Foundation
The Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Endowment for Exhibitions
Ann G. Trammell
Netherland-America Foundation
Joyce Z. Greenberg

This exhibition is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.