Van Gogh for All
Lower Level Galleries
August 15 – November 5, 2023
Van Gogh for All, produced by the Dolores Kohl Education Foundation is an interactive, hands-on exhibition. Designed to engage curious learners of all ages, it uses modern technology and participatory learning to immerse new audiences in Van Gogh’s genius, his personal struggles, and his creative process. Visitors can view — and feel — large, 3D reproductions of Van Gogh’s work; explore representations of his bedroom and studio; sit at the Café Terrace at Night; and practice still life and self-portrait skills. The installation includes an exciting 12-foot-wide interactive projection of the famous painting Starry Night. Although the exhibition includes no original works, reproductions of several paintings will be on display: The Yellow House, Irises, The Siesta, The Bedroom, The Postman, Self-Portrait, and Sunflowers. The Museum is thrilled to celebrate Van Gogh, one of the best-loved artists in the world today who has a passionate appeal that touches young and old alike.
Watch as a school group explores and interacts with Van Gogh for All!
Video courtesy of Michael Underwood and Tantrum Pictures.
“The Modernity of Jean-François Millet”
by Simon Kelly, Ph.D.,
Curator and Head of Department of Modern and Contemporary Art
Saint Louis Art Museum
Thursday, September 21, 2023
5:30 p.m. Lecture
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Reception
This lecture will explore the life and work of Jean-François Millet, exploring his
This lecture will explore the life and work of Jean-François Millet, artistic innovation and his impact on later artists including Vincent van Gogh. It will provide fresh context for the pastel by Millet, First Steps, in the collection of the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art. Dr. Simon Kelly, Curator and Head of Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Saint Louis Art Museum, has written extensively on nineteenth and early twentieth-century French art, with a particular focus on Barbizon and Impressionist landscape painting. He recently co-curated Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gogh to Dali (2020), and his essays are included in numerous exhibition catalogues such as In the Forest of Fontainebleau: Painters and Photographers from Corot to Monet and Becoming Van Gogh. Kelly worked previously at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City. He received an undergraduate degree from the University of Cambridge and a doctorate from Oxford University, where he also taught art history.