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Van Gogh in exhibition “A Modern Vision: European Masterworks from The Phillips Collection” at Milwaukee Art Museum

Vincent van Gogh, Entrance to the Public Gardens in Arles, 1888. Oil on canvas. 28 1/2 × 35 3/4 in. The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC. Acquired 1930

Fri, Nov 15 - Fri, Mar 22  2019

About the exhibition “A Modern Vision: European Masterworks from The Phillips Collection” 

Iconic paintings by some of the most famous modern European artists—including Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh and Pablo Picasso—will be showcased in a new exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Opening Nov. 15, 2019, A Modern Vision: European Masterworks from The Phillips Collection will feature 50 paintings by towering figures of modernism like Édouard Manet, Gustave Caillebotte, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Pierre Bonnard, Wassily Kandinsky, Amedeo Modigliani, and Pablo Picasso. The collection of paintings reflects the vision of Duncan Phillips, the founder of The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., America’s first museum of modern art.

“Whether someone has already fallen in love with The Phillips Collection or is excited to see paintings by van Gogh and Cézanne, as well as additional works in the Milwaukee Art Museum’s collection by Kandinsky, Picasso and Monet, this exhibition’s visit is a gift to Milwaukee’s art lovers,” said Amanda C. Peterson, Senior Director, Audience Engagement, Milwaukee Art Museum. “With the paintings, the artists, the events around the exhibition, and the stories around the collectors, we know this is an exhibition our visitors will love.”


There are several events in addition to the regular exhibition. Events listed are free with Museum admission, free for Members.

Gallery Talks
Tues, 1:30 p.m.
Nov 19, Dec 17, Jan 14, Feb 11, March 17

With Tanya Paul, Isabel and Alfred Bader Curator of European ArtSat, 1:30 p.m.
Feb 1 (in French)
With Béatrice Armstrong of the French Institute of Milwaukee

Express Talks

Thurs, noon and 5:30 p.m.
Dec 5, Jan 2, Feb 6, March 5

A Modern Vision Concert Series

Sat, Nov 23, 2–3 p.m.
Thurs, Jan 16, 5–6 p.m.
Thurs, March 12, 5–6 p.m.
Enrich your experience of the exhibition with these musical performances in Windhover Hall, highlighting different artworks.

Lecture on Bonnard

Thurs, Feb 27, 6:15 p.m.
Lubar Auditorium
With Dita Amory, Curator in Charge, Robert Lehman Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Optional dinner after the lecture in Café Calatrava, $55/person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Catherine Sawinski, 414-224-3293.

About the Milwaukee Art Museum

Home to a rich collection of more than 30,000 works of art, the Milwaukee Art Museum is located on the shores of Lake Michigan. Its campus includes the Santiago Calatrava–designed Quadracci Pavilion, annually showcasing three feature exhibitions, and the Eero Saarinen–designed Milwaukee County War Memorial Center and David Kahler‒designed addition. In 2016, after a yearlong renovation, the Museum reopened its Collection Galleries, debuting nearly 2,500 world-class works of art within dramatically transformed galleries and a new lakefront addition. This reimagined space also allows for the presentation of additional changing exhibitions. For more information, please visit

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