10 July 2017
Open for three more days, Van Gogh and the Seasons has clocked more than 420,000 visitors, making it the most popular ticketed exhibition in the NGV's 156 year history.
Van Gogh and the Seasons tops the previous record holder, the NGV's 2015/16 summer exhibition, Andy Warhol/Ai Weiwei which attracted 399,127 visitors.
Van Gogh and the Seasons was originally scheduled to close on Sunday 9 July but was extended to Wednesday 12 July, with extended opening hours due to extraordinary demand.
Over the weekend the gallery welcomed thousands of visitors through the night with a special 24-hour viewing of the exhibition. For its final days, Monday 10, Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 July, it will be open from 8am until 11pm.
Part of the Victorian Government's Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series, Van Gogh and the Seasons has been a drawcard for Victorian audiences of all ages and visitors from across Australia and beyond.
With something to offer all year round, NGV's next drawcard will be The House of Dior fashion exhibition which will open in August followed by the NGV Triennial – a major free summer exhibition featuring the work of 60 contemporary artists and designers from more than 30 countries.
Visitors are encouraged to book ahead online and to allow time for queues.