Visiting Van Gogh at MFAH

Only three more weeks remain to see the MFAH’s blockbuster exhibit, Vincent Van Gogh: His Life in Art, before it ends on June 27th. You do not want to miss this impressive collection of over 50 works spanning the career of this iconic artist, from early sketches to final paintings. Visitors can view masterpieces that rarely travel for outside exhibitions due to the special collaboration with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and Krller-Mller Museum in Otterlo, who hold the largest Van Gogh collections in the world. Plus, this major survey of masterworks can only be seen in Houston! Here are my four tips for planning your visit.

Tip 1: Purchase your tickets online before you arrive to bypass the admission desk and head straight to the exhibit entrance line, which on busy days can wrap outside along the Audrey Jones Beck Building. If you have restless little ones or you’re short on time, upgrade to the premium tickets and skip to the front of the line.

Tip 2: Take advantage of the free audio guide which is full of interesting details about Van Gogh’s life and his works.

Tip 3: Start your visit with a quick stroll through the galleries and plan your route. The works can be seen in any sequence that suits you. If there’s a large group in the first room, make your way to the paintings without a crowd for an unobscured view and return to the first gallery later.

Tip 4: Visit the family-friendly companion display, Van Gogh Up Close, where you can immerse yourself in Starry Night or pose at a table in Cafe Terrace at Night for the perfect pic to show off on Instagram.

Enjoy the Art!