The Van Gogh Museum’s blockbuster Meet Vincent van Gogh Experience will open in London’s South Bank.
The interactive and multisensory experience follows in the footsteps of the world’s most iconic artist, bringing together the Van Gogh Museum’s world-leading research and unique collection of the artist’s personal letters, to recreate Van Gogh’s life in his own words.
A touring exhibition focused on Vincent’s inspiring life story, Meet Vincent van Gogh fulfils the Van Gogh Museum’s mission of making the artist’s life and works accessible to a global audience. The fragile nature of Van Gogh’s original works prevents them from travelling beyond the Museum walls; this experience ensures the collection can continue to enrich and inspire audiences across the world.
Upon entering the Experience, a fully-automated audio-guide, breathtaking projections, interactive installations, state-of-the-art set-work and a compelling narrative transport visitors through the most important phases of Vincent’s life: from his childhood in the Netherlands to the streets and studios of Paris, the golden countryside of Arles, his asylum in St. Rémy and the wheat field where he fatally wounded himself. The Experience also explores Vincent’s legacy as an endless source of inspiration to artists and writers around the world.
Meet Vincent van Gogh’s 2019 tour stops in Seoul and Barcelona’s Port Vell attracted a combined total of 400,000 visitors, charming both Spanish and Korean audiences with its interactivity, captivating storyline and family-friendliness. Looking ahead to 2020, it is only fitting that Meet Vincent has confirmed tour stops in two of Europe’s most vibrant cultural capitals: London and Lisbon (from 28 February 2020).
Arnold van de Water, General Manager of the Meet Vincent van Gogh Experience, states: “2019 has been an outstanding year for Meet Vincent van Gogh and Van Gogh Museum experiential content. From Barcelona to Seoul, the Experience has achieved precisely what the Van Gogh Museum intended it to: enriching and inspiring people around the world. With this momentum behind us, we are excited to maximise our impact in London and Lisbon with exceptional venues and highly-experienced partners.”
Meet Vincent van Gogh is on at Upper Ground, London SE1 9PP from 7th February – 21st May. Times: Sunday – Wednesday 10am – 6pm, Thursday – Saturday 10am -10pm. Admission: £19, Monday – Friday; £21, Saturday – Sunday.