This audio guide includes a general introduction and 15 stops about Jean-François Millet and the Modern artists he inspired, including Vincent van Gogh, Winslow Homer, and Edgar Degas. Four narrators from the Saint Louis Art Museum offer perspectives from pastels and conservation to Millet’s life and American art.
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AUDIO GUIDE TRANSCRIPT
The audio guide transcript is available to view on your own device.
Introduction to Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gogh to Dalí
BRENT BENJAMIN, BARBARA B. TAYLOR DIRECTOR OF THE SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM, INTRODUCES THE EXHIBITION
Floorplan and Transcript
Speaker: Brent Benjamin
Barbara B. Taylor Director
Saint Louis Art Museum
Hello, I’m Brent Benjamin, Barbara B. Taylor Director of the Saint Louis Art Museum. Welcome to Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gogh to Dalí. The exhibition considers the artistic legacy of Jean-François Millet, a successful Realist painter in the 19th century whose work subsequently inspired some of the most prominent names in Modern art. This audio guide offers expert commentary about 15 works of art by Millet and his successors, including Vincent van Gogh, Winslow Homer, and Edgar Degas. Each featured object can be located by following the floorplan on this web page or by identifying the audio icon on the object’s label.
Throughout the galleries, you will hear from Simon Kelly, curator of modern and contemporary art; Abigail Yoder, research assistant; Sophie Barbisan, assistant paper conservator; and Amy Torbert, assistant curator of American art, all at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Together they share insights into Millet’s life and work, draw comparisons between Millet’s art and those he influenced, and guide you as you look more closely at a variety of Modern subjects, techniques, and stylistic characteristics. I hope you enjoy this audio guide and your visit to Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gogh to Dalí.