Inspired by Google's celebration of van Gogh's birthday, Gothamist encourages everyone to visit a Van Gogh painting in the next week or so. There are many in New York, such as:
- Mountains at Saint-Remy at the Guggenheim
- Starry Night at the Museum of Modern Art
- And many at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, including his self-portrait, La Berceuse, Irises, and Claude Monet's Sunflowers painting that Van Gogh reportedly preferred; there will also be an exhibit of Van Gogh's drawings this fall.

The Google search for Vincent van Gogh. Jonathan Richman sang about Van Gogh and Robert Altman made a movie about Vincent and brother Theo. And the Van Gogh Museum in the Netherlands, which can be for a European vacation or a vacation for the mind at your office desk.