National Gallery of Art - EXHIBITIONS
Image: Van Gogh's Van Goghs

Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of Van Gogh's Van Goghs. This exhibition was on view at the Gallery October 4, 1998 - January 3, 1999. See also, exhibition overview and related links.

Start Van Gogh Tour (Apple QuickTime VR required)

Start Van Gogh Tour (no special requirements)

See below for descriptions and technical information
QuickTime VR tour | nonplug-in tour
Welcome
Earl A. Powell III, director, National Gallery of Art
RealAudio
Welcome
John Leighton, director, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
RealAudio

Virtual Tour Technical Requirements

This virtual tour allows you to navigate through panoramas of the exhibition galleries. As you walk through the space, you can select specific paintings for larger image views, close-up details, and more information.

Macintosh | Windows | Navigation Note | Audio/Video Segments | Virtual Tour FAQs

Macintosh
If you are a Macintosh user, our virtual tours can be viewed with version 5.x of QuickTime or higher on any browser version 4.x or higher. Follow the directions on the Apple site for installation or visit our VR Tour FAQ for more information.

Download QuickTime for Power PC Macintosh.

Download QuickTime for 68020, 68030, or 68040 processor-based Macs.

Also required: frames-enabled browser; 15" monitor (800 x 600 resolution) or larger; resized browser window to maximum width at 800 x 600 resolution; bandwidth considerations: file sizes vary from approximately 2k to 200k; allocate as much memory to your browser as possible.

Windows
If you are a Windows user, our virtual tours can be viewed with version 5.x of QuickTime or higher on any browser version 4.x or higher. Follow the directions on the Apple site for installation or visit our VR Tour FAQ for more information.

Download QuickTime for Windows 98/NT/Me/2000/XP.

Also required: frames-enabled browser; 15" monitor (800 x 600 resolution) or larger; resized window to maximum width at 800 x 600 resolution; bandwidth considerations: file sizes vary from approximately 2k to 200k; allocate as much memory to your browser as possible.

Navigation Note
Photographic panoramas of the exhibition galleries can be navigated by clicking and dragging. Below is a basic guide to keyboard and cursor navigation options. For a more detailed description, see our FAQs about Navigation.

Keyboard Options Cursor Indications
Zoom in Click for object view and information or to move to next panorama
Zoom out Click and drag to navigate

Audio Segments
Audio segments are from the recording made for the exhibition (© 1998 Acoustiguide Corporation and National Gallery of Art). To listen to the audio files, click on an audio icon when it appears with an object: RealAudio icon for RealAudio format.

Narrations are by Earl A. Powell III, director of the National Gallery of Art, and John Leighton, director of the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

To access the RealAudio segments, you must download RealPlayer from the RealNetworks Web site.

Nonplug-in Tour

This tour does not require a plug-in. It offers a static view of the paintings on each exhibition wall. Each painting can be selected for larger image views, close-up details, and more information. Requirements: 800 x 600 resolution and a frames-enabled browser.

A brochure about Van Gogh's life and work is available on this site, as well as other Van Gogh-related features.

Start Van Gogh Tour (Apple QuickTime VR required)

Start Van Gogh Tour (no special requirements)