In spring 2020 the Saint Louis Art Museum will present the works of Jean-François Millet (1814–1875) examining his seminal importance for the modernist tradition through his publicly exhibited works, their critical reception, and his marketing strategies.
Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gogh to Dalí explores Millet and the international range of modern artists he influenced, including Vincent van Gogh, Camille Pissarro, Georges Seurat, Giovanni Segantini, Winslow Homer, and the surrealist artist Salvador Dalí.
The exhibition is cocurated by Simon Kelly, curator and head of department of modern and contemporary art at the Saint Louis Art Museum, and Maite van Dijk, senior curator at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.
Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gogh to Dalí is organized by the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, with the exceptional support from the Musée d'Orsay, Paris. The exhibition is presented in St. Louis by the Betsy and Thomas Patterson Foundation.
Additional support is provided by the E. Desmond Lee Family Endowment for Exhibitions; the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; the National Endowment for the Arts; and Christie's. The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities.