Special Exhibitions

Collecting Van Gogh: Helene Kröller-Müller’s Passion for Vincent’s Art

September 18 (Sat) – December 12 (Sun), 2021

Enamored by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939) came to own the world’s largest private collection of the artist’s work. For some twenty years, from 1908 when Van Gogh’s reputation was taking off, she amassed no fewer than 90 paintings and more than 180 works on paper along with her husband, mining and shipping tycoon Anton Kröller. Discovering a profound spirituality in the art of Van Gogh, Helene devoted herself to founding art museums so as to share her passion with as many people as possible.
Through Helene’s extraordinary collection, this exhibition will trace the development of modern painting with a focus on Van Gogh. Featured will be 28 paintings and 20 drawings by Van Gogh, along with 20 paintings by Jean-François Millet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Georges Seurat, Odilon Redon, and Piet Mondrian, all from the Kröller-Müller Museum.
The exhibition will also survey the dramatic growth of Van Gogh’s popularity and reputation since the early 20th century through four paintings from the Van Gogh Museum, including The Yellow House (The Street).

Major works

Major works
  • Vincent van Gogh, Interior of a Restaurant, Summer 1887, Oil on canvas, Kröller-Müller Museum

  • Vincent van Gogh, Basket of Lemons and Bottle, May 1888, Oil on canvas, Kröller-Müller Museum

  • Vincent van Gogh, Country Road in Provence by Night, c. 12-15 May 1890, Oil on canvas, Kröller-Müller Museum

  • Vincent van Gogh, The Yellow House (The Street), September 1888, Oil on canvas, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)




September 18 (Sat) – December 12 (Sun), 2021
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Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, The Tokyo Shimbun, TBS
Sponsored by
Nissha Co., Ltd.
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Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
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