Vincent van Gogh

Artist and Reader

September 21st, 2023 – January 28th, 2024

The exhibition was made possible thanks to the collaboration with the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, in the Netherlands, whose amazing collection of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings is surpassed only by the collection of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Approximately 40 of the works on display come from the Dutch museum, including some amazing masterpieces, such as the studies for heads and figures for The Potato Eaters, and the drawings of sowers and gleaners dating back to the Dutch period; (Moulin de la Galette, Self-Portrait, Interior of a Restaurant, Still Life with Plaster Statuette) the Paris years (1886-88) (Orchard Bordered by Cypresses, Seascape near Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, The Green Vineyard, Portrait of Joseph-Michel Ginoux), and the Arles period (1888-89) (Landscape with Wheat Sheaves and Rising Moon, Wheat Stack under a Cloudy Sky, Pine Trees in the Garden of the Asylum, Olive Grove with Two Olive Pickers, Tree Trunks in the Grass, The Ravine (Les Peiroulets)), painted during the year he spent in the Saint-Rémy hospital (1889-90).

Van Gogh’s works from the Kröller-Muller Museum establish a dialogue with the first fil rouge of the exhibition, an accurate selection of original editions of art books and magazines coming from the curator’s collection and the Biblioteca Malatestiana, showcased throughout the whole exhibition.

The exhibition is curated by the art historian Professor Francesco Poli, Mariella Guzzoni, researcher and curator of “Van Gogh: Living with Books”, which became the fil rouge for this show, and Aurora Canepari, curator of the collection of the Oriental Art Museum Edoardo Chiossone, in Genoa, and curator of the section “Van Gogh and Japonisme”.

Mon – Fri 9:00 – 18:00

September 21st – January 28th, 2024
Monday 2.30pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 9.30am – 7.30pm
Thursday, Saturday 9.30am – 10.30pm


Mudec – Museo delle Culture
via Tortona 56, Milano

Vincent van Gogh
Interno di un ristorante
1887, Olio su tela
Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo

Vincent van Gogh Ritratto di Joseph-Michel Ginoux 1888, Olio su tela Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo