Vincent van Gogh walk in the Borinage

21 June 2016

On 3 July 2016, a 15 km guided walk in Vincent van Gogh’s footsteps in the Borinage (1878-1880) will be organised.

During this walk visitors will discover the following:

The places where Vincent Van Gogh lived and worked while he was an evangelist among the miners in Petit-Wasmes, such as the « Maison Denis », the „Salon du […]

Contest for postcards edition: Van Gogh in the Borinage

31 March 2016

The aim is to develop the artistic talent of both children and adults in the region or elsewhere. The contest is open to everybody. Selected drawings will be published as postcards or bookmarks. Entries must be accompanied by a duly completed entry form to the Maison Culturelle, Rue du Pont d’Arcole 14 in […]

Happy birthday Vincent!

30 March 2016

Today it’s 163 years ago that Vincent van Gogh was born in Zundert, North-Brabant, the Netherlands.

Here is an overview of all self-portraits by Van Gogh in the Van Gogh Museum collection:

Photo: Self-portrait as a painter, 1888, Van Gogh Museum (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)

New touristic package for the Borinage

1 March 2016

Following the success of the « Van Gogh in the Borinage – the birth of an artist” exhibition in Mons last year, Visit Mons, Infotel Hotel and Borigines have united their efforts to develop a new touristic package. The result is a discovery weekend in Van Gogh’s steps in this fascinating former industrial […]

Crowdfunding campaign for reconversion of the old Marcasse colliery

4 November 2015

The Marcasse colliery is located near Mons (Belgium). It is one of the oldest mining sites in the Borinage first industrialized coal region in Europe. Overtime, the mining company has experienced a rather turbulent history. During his stay of almost two years in the Borinage (1878–1880), Vincent van Gogh went down in the […]

Commemoration events on 29 July 2015

29 July 2015

The Van Gogh Museum has marked the 125th anniversary of Vincent van Gogh’s death with the launch of The Vincent van Gogh Atlas at the celebrated Auberge Ravoux. This new reference work contains hundreds of historical photographs, drawings, letters, detailed maps and topographical material relating to the places where the celebrated artist lived […]

Commemoration of the 125th anniversary of Vincent van Gogh’s death on 29 July 2015

July 2015

As part of ‘Van Gogh 2015’, the Van Gogh Museum, in collaboration with Van Gogh Europe, will commemorate the painter’s death on 29 July 2015 in Auvers-sur-Oise, the place where he ended his life. Nienke Bakker (Curator Van Gogh Museum) will speak at Auberge Ravoux about Van Gogh’s European travels, with a particular focus on […]

Why Vincent? A writer versus Van Gogh

July 2015

This monologue highlights a writer who is in a creative and mental crisis. Just at that time a publisher offers him a contract in the context of the commemoration of the 125th anniversary of the death of Vincent van Gogh to write a biographical novel about the painter. As he studies the life and work of Van Gogh, he begins to get more insight […]

Van Gogh House in Colfontaine to open on 12 June 2015

June 2015

During his years (December 1878-October 1880) spent in the Borinage, Vincent van Gogh resided in two residences. The first one, Maison Denis, a small workers’ house, will – after an extensive period of renovation – open to the public on 12 June 2015. It is one of the places to visit on the itineraries devoted to the artist’s […]

Drenthe joining Van Gogh Europe network

May 2015
Recently, the Van Gogh House and the Veenpark in Drenthe, in the northeast of the Netherlands, joined as partners of the Van Gogh Europe network. Following advice from his cousin Anton Mauve and his friend Anthon van Rappard, Vincent van Gogh left for Hoogeveen and Nieuw-Amsterdam in Drenthe. He wanted to paint landscapes and he hoped that the […]