• arts & culture

2 June 2017

More than 150,000 people have visited the National Gallery of Victoria's (NGV) Van Gogh and the Seasons exhibition – making it the fastest selling exhibition in NGV history.

Martin Foley, Minister for Creative Industries greets visitor number 150,000

Martin Foley, Minister for Creative Industries greets visitor number 150,000

The exhibition has been a drawcard for audiences of all ages – including more than 6,000 students – and visitors from across the globe.

With a month left in its run, visitors are encouraged to book early and to get involved in the associated programme, including the NGV Friday late night openings and the free accompanying exhibition for kids and teens Fiona Hall: Uneasy Seasons.

Van Gogh and the Seasons is the 22nd exhibition in the Winter Masterpieces series, which was established by the Victorian Government in 2004 to bring the world's best art to Melbourne each year.

The NGV is already Australia's most popular gallery and earlier this year was recognised as the 19th most visited gallery in the world alongside the likes of Paris' Musee d'Orsay and New York's Museum of Modern Art.

Once the Van Gogh exhibition closes, NGV's next blockbuster 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.

Visit the NGV website for more information and to book tickets