From the museum website, 24 September 2008
The Kunstmuseum Basel is planning a major exhibition of paintings by Vincent van Gogh in 2009. It will feature a thematically concentrated body of works from every creative period of the famous master. The venture is sponsored by UBS.
The Kunstmuseum Basel is planning to assemble works along thematic lines of the landscapes from around the globe. The exhibition hence represents a rare opportunity to see such a broad cross-section of paintings by Van Gogh in one place. Helping place the master’s oeuvre in a broader context will be examples from Van Gogh’s contemporaries Monet, Pissarro, Degas, Cézanne and Gauguin.