Vincent van Gogh remains one of the best-loved artists in the world today, with a passionate appeal that touches young and old alike.

 

Van Gogh for All is a 1,500-to 3,000-square-foot traveling exhibit with a focus on the artist’s work from his time in Arles, Saint-Rémy, and Auvers sur Oise.

Designed to engage curious learners of all ages, this experientially rich exhibit uses modern technology and participatory learning to immerse new audiences in van Gogh’s genius, his personal struggles, and his creative process. 

Van Gogh for All was designed and produced by the Dolores Kohl Education Foundation.

Designer: Dolores Kohl

Collaborating Designer: David Christopher Krause

Advisory Board:

Dr. Richard Brettell • Founding Director, The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History,  University of Texas at Dallas

S. Hollis Clayson • Professor, Art History, Northwestern University

Rives Collins • Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence, School of Communication, Northwestern University

Gloria Groom • Chair of European Painting and Sculpture, David and Mary Winton Green Curator, Art Institute of Chicago

Kurt Haunfelner • Former Vice President, Exhibits and Design, Museum of Science and Industry

Richard Hunt • Sculptor

David Christopher Krause • Assistant Professor, Cinema and Television Arts, Columbia College Chicago

Don Marinelli • Co-Founder, Entertainment Technology Center, Carnegie Mellon University

Barbara O’Keefe • Dean, School of Communications, Northwestern University

Julio M. Ottino • Dean, Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University

Marcelle Polednik • Director, Milwaukee Art Museum

Adrian Randolph • Dean, Judd A. & Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University

Rick Valicenti • Graphic Designer

 

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One February day in 1888, the train from Paris brought Camille Roulin an unexpected guest: an honest-to-goodness painter! Learn how Vincent van Gogh changed the life of the young boy in Arles in this illustrated children's book. To order your copy, click here!

Starry Night

The 12-foot-wide interactive projection of Starry Night is one of the most engaging features of Van Gogh for All. It was developed by new-media artist Petros Vrellis, who very kindly allowed us to include it in our experience. The best news of all: you can download an even more elaborate version to your phone or iPad! It’s available on the app-store and on google-play.

WAMC Northeast Public Radio…

did a nice segment welcoming us to New England! To listen, click here!

WTNH News 8…

also did a nice story on Van Gogh For All!

MassAppeal on News22…

came to visit. Watch it here!

WGBY PBS-TV…

sent Connecting Point over to film the exhibit!

MassLive…

also came by Springfield Museums to film the exhibit!

Watch us on ABC-13!

Houston’s “Check This Out” visited our exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston!

ABC-13 loves us twice!

Another segment featuring our exhibit, from the local ABC affiliate

Watch us on WGN!

WGN’s Ana Benaval visits the Van Gogh For All exhibit for the Morning News. To watch the segment, click here!

“It’s tactile. It’s digital. It’s immersive. It’s geared toward people who are used to how images are viewed in the 21st century. Best of all, it’s a lot of fun.” — Hartford Courant
— https://www.courant.com/ctnow/arts-theater/hc-ctnow-viz-clb-van-gogh-for-all-springfield-20190820-e6d6jzpi2jfqzgeyorji4x7fhm-story.html
“[V]isitors can step in front of a blue wall and be transported into Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night, or manipulate the Dutch post-impressionist painter’s most famous work on a 12-foot-wide electronic screen.” — WAMC Northeast Public Radio
— https://www.wamc.org/post/traveling-exhibit-brings-new-concept-art-appreciation-springfield-museums
“Van Gogh for All ... features modern technology that introduces Vincent Van Gogh’s art and career to visitors of all ages.” — MassLive
— https://www.masslive.com/galleries/BMIVGOFNS5EEND2SNYCUXP6WJU/
“Springfield Museums is inviting guests to literally become part of the artwork through ‘Van Gogh For All,’ at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts.” — Journal Inquirer
— https://www.journalinquirer.com/living/at-springfield-museums-a-chance-to-really-get-into-van/article_672c9e40-afd9-11e9-bba1-eb4f383f7f94.html
“[A]t the Van Gogh for All exhibit at the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts in Springfield, visitors are invited to literally step into the famous painter’s world.” - MassLive
— https://www.masslive.com/entertainment/2019/07/interactive-van-gogh-for-all-exhibit-comes-to-springfield-museums.html
“[T]errifically fun ... a photo-op wonderland of hands-on, interactive displays” — Houston Chronicle
— https://www.houstonchronicle.com/entertainment/arts-theater/article/MFAH-van-Gogh-exhibit-goes-far-beyond-Starry-13674173.php
“[W]ill delight kids and adults alike

” — Houstonia Magazine
— https://www.houstoniamag.com/articles/2019/3/14/vincent-van-gogh-mfah-gary-tinterow-kroller-muller
“Anybody entering [Van Gogh For All] will feel a sudden jolt of that creative energy” — Houston Press
— https://www.houstonpress.com/arts/things-to-do-vincent-van-gogh-his-life-in-art-at-mfah-11240247
“Perhaps one of the biggest draws, especially for families with children, is the companion exhibit, [Van Gogh For All,] which allows visitors to interact with the artist and his work” — Austin360
— https://www.austin360.com/entertainmentlife/20190329/you-can-sit-inside-van-goghs-bedroom-and-see-his-art-at-this-texas-exhibit
“We loved this new opportunity to share [Van Gogh’s] paintings with our twelve-year-old daughter. Of course, her favorite part of the day was the terrific side exhibit [Van Gogh For All] where kids of all ages can pose for photos sitting on Vincent’s bed in the yellow house in Arles, sit at a table at the ‘Night Café’ or draw their own versions of sunflowers at art stations. It’s one of the best interactive art exhibits I’ve ever seen.” — Texas Monthly
— https://www.texasmonthly.com/the-culture/texas-monthly-recommends-maren-morriss-game-of-thrones-song/