So being a fan I had to go. My friend Denese, a fellow weaver, also is a fan so we decided to make a weekend of it and THIS weekend (Memorial Day) was it.
We drove up to Houston on Saturday afternoon and settled into a nice AirBnB near the museum. We found a great Indian restaurant for dinner and went for the 5 course tasting menu - I wanted to lick the plates it was so good; the conversation was great too. Sunday we went over to the museum and even though it was not open yet, the lines were long - to purchase tickets or those who had tickets. We bought our tickets on line and paid just a bit more for premium entry which allowed us a higher priority to be admitted and it was worth it as there was were only 2 people a head of us in the premium line. When the museum opened we were allowed to go right in and the galleries were empty!
We were there 3 hours looking and reading and by the time we left it was very crowded.
Overall it was well worth the trip. The works were displayed along with cases of his sketch books; similar art supplies, enlarged letters to his brother, Theo, and commentaries of what was happening in his life and where he was living.
The pictures below are some of my favorites; there were many more.