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The exhibition has been extended through Labor Day. In an effort to keep our visitors and staff safe and to assist in the prevention of the spread of COVID-19, new protocols are in place. This includes the limitation of exhibition capacity to 120 tickets per hour. To plan your visit, get complete information about the Museum’s new procedures for visitors.

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Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gogh to Dalí is a groundbreaking exhibition that examines, for the first time, the international legacy of French painter Jean-François Millet (1814–1875). Millet was a pioneer in developing innovative imagery of rural peasantry, landscapes, and nudes, and his work had a deep impact on later generations of artists. In the late 19th century he was arguably the best-known modern painter, and his works sold for the highest prices of any modern pictures at auction. Today Millet is less well known, and this exhibition seeks to revive his importance and recognize his radicalism.

Millet and Modern Art creates an alternative and fresh narrative for the history of modern art that begins with his work. Millet’s imagery is situated within the context of work by a wide range of artists whom he influenced, including Vincent van Gogh, Camille Pissarro, Georges Seurat, Claude Monet, Giovanni Segantini, Winslow Homer, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Edvard Munch, and Salvador Dalí.

The exhibition is cocurated by Simon Kelly, curator and head of the department of modern and contemporary art at the Saint Louis Art Museum, and Maite van Dijk, senior curator at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

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Inside the exhibition

Audio Guide

Enhance your Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gogh to Dalí experience with a free audio guide featuring expert commentary on 19 works in the exhibition.

Hours and Pricing

Exhibition Hours

The first hour each day is reserved for seniors and those with underlying health conditions.
Tuesday–Sunday: 10 am–5 pm
Tuesday: 6–9 pm, Members only
Friday: 10 am–9 pm
Closed Monday
Final admission to the exhibition is one hour before the Museum closes. Last ticket times are 4 pm and 8 pm, respectively.

Tickets

Advance tickets are strongly recommended. Exhibition capacity is limited to 120 tickets per hour.
Members always free.
Adults: $15
Seniors and students: $12
Children (6–12): $6
Children (5 and under): free; ticket required
Free on Fridays: Subject to availability 

  • Tickets can be purchased or reserved by calling MetroTix at 314.534.1111, ordering online at metrotix.com or in person at one of the Museum Information Centers. Tickets cannot be obtained by calling the Museum directly. Tickets purchased or reserved through MetroTix incur a service charge; the service charge is waived for tickets reserved at the Museum. To avoid lines at the Visitor Information Desk, printing tickets on home computers is recommended or downloading tickets to your phone.

    Free on Fridays: Subject to availability; ticket required; limited to six tickets per reservation.

Jean-François Millet, French, 1814–1875; Self-Portrait, 1840–1841; oil on canvas; 25 x 18 1/2 inches; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution 2020.49

Docent-Guided Tours

Guided tours have been canceled for the remainder of the exhibition.

Accessibility

The Saint Louis Art Museum is committed to being accessible and welcoming to all visitors. Learn more.

Large-Print Labels

Large-print labels for Millet and Modern Art are available online and upon request at the Taylor Hall Information Center.

Audio Guide Transcript

A transcript of the audio guide for the exhibition are available online and upon request at the Taylor Hall Information Center.

Starry Night

[Left] Jean-François Millet, French, 1814–1875; Starry Night, c.1850–1865; oil on canvas; 25 3/4 x 32 inches; Yale University Art Gallery, Leonard C. Hanna Jr., Class of 1913, Fund 2020.44
[Right] Vincent van Gogh, Dutch, 1853–1890; Starry Night, 1888; oil on canvas; 28 1/2 x 36 7/32 inches; Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France 2020.27; Photo: Hervé Lewandowski, © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY

Visitor Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey after your visit to the exhibition. We appreciate your feedback!

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