Meet Van Gogh exhibition in Barcelona, 14th March – 2nd June 2019
Article updated 14 May, 2019.
If you're planning a trip to Barcelona in Spring 2019, don't miss the Meet Van Gogh exhibition, created by Amsterdam's prestigeous Van Gogh museum - a fascinating experience!
Port Vell: Pla de Miquel Tarradell
14th March - 2nd June 2019
10.5 - 16.5 euros
For something a bit different
Vincent Van Gogh needs very little introduction – who hasn’t seen his Sunflowers ? Well ahead of his time, the innovative Dutch artist transformed the art world through his spectacular use of colours and inimitable brushstrokes.
The prestigious Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam has organised a dedicated exhibition, Meet Van Gogh, which won awards in the year of its opening, 2017. The exhibition is now on tour and will be visiting Barcelona from 14th March to 2nd June 2019!
- Barcelona is the only southern European destination on the Meet Van Gogh exhibition itinerary for the moment – so make sure you catch it while you can!
- The Meet Van Gogh exhibition is different to the Van Gogh exhibition which opened at the Atelier des Lumières in Paris in January, featuring a large-scale overview of Van Gogh’s work. The two exhibitions complement oneanother – it’s not either/or.
Meet Van Gogh: a multi-sensory, groundbreaking 3D experience
Walking through the vast 1500 m2 exhibition space, visitors have the opportunity to explore Van Gogh’s world, his daily life and his most celebtrated works, reproduced on a large scale and in 3 dimensions. The aim of the exhibition is to make Vincent Van Gogh accessible to visitors of all ages and all walks of life, and to allow you to get up close and personal with his work!
Meet Van Gogh: video presentation
If you have two minutes to spare, take the time to watch the video below, which gives a good idea of the scale and content of the exhibition.
Highlights of the Meet Van Gogh exhibition in Barcelona
- Educational value: the exhibition is suitable for visitors of all ages, whatever their level of expertise (from absolute novices to Van Gogh conoisseurs). Learn more about the painter’s life, work and philosophy through his paintings and through the letters which Vincent wrote to his younger brother and main supporter, Théo.
- Innovative layout: the exhibition space is split into six different areas. For example, there are large-scale reproductions of Van Gogh’s yellow house and bedroom in Arles, where visitors can walk through the setting for some of the artist’s most famous works.
- His wonderful lighting effects show Van Gogh’s work and his extraordinary palette of colours.
- The quality of the work makes the discovery magical and poetic.
Meet Van Gogh exhibition, Barcelona: opening times and prices
Allow around 90 minutes for your visit (but you can stay for as long as you like).
- Book ahead online to make sure you don’t miss out!
- Visit the exhibition on a Monday if possible to visit it, when the price is reduced for everyone.
The exhibition will be held in Barcelona 14th March – 2nd June 2019
The opening times and the prices change depending on the day of the week.
- Monday: 10am – 9.30pm (last entrance at 8pm), reduced-price tickets for everyone €10.5
- Tuesday to Friday: 10am – 9.30pm, full-price tickets €14.5, reduced tickets €12.5
- Weekends and Holy Week (14th – 21st April): 10am – 10.30pm (last entrance at 9pm), full-price tickets €16.5, reduced tickets €14.5
- Entry is free for children aged 4 and under.
You’ll need to choose the date and approximate time of your visit when booking, and it’s important to come at the assigned time – you won’t be allowed in before or after.
The ticket price includes an audioguide, available in Spanish, Catalan, English and Chinese. There’s also a different version for children.
Under-16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
On Mondays, the priced is reduced for everyone.
The rest of the days, the reduced price is €2 less than the regular price. This discount applies to:
- Disabled visitors
You’ll need to provide proof of entitlement for reduced-price entry.
Our opinion about Meet Van Gogh
I had the privilege of attending the inauguration of this magnificent exhibition.
- I found this expo luminous and very instructive.
- It was a moving and poetic experience to enter the famous painting of Van Gogh’s room in Arles and to be able to examine it from all angles and in every detail. I think that it was a clever way to help visitors better understand the work of this great artist.
- This expo echoes the Akira Kurosawa film. Take the time to watch this short extract:
- The highlighting, at the end of the visit, of the many influences of Van Gogh in the world of arts emphasizes the indelible imprint that the painter has left in the whole world.
- Unlike other exhibitions; here, it’s possible to touch everything, to photograph everything, to walk backwards, to climb on a cart and to sit on one of Van Gogh’s coffee tables. This exhibition gives us a breath of freedom well appreciated!
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