Van Gogh, Mondrian, and Munch: Selections from the Department of Drawings and Prints

July 7–October 11, 2022
Previously on view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 690
Free with Museum admission

The Department of Drawings and Prints boasts more than one million drawings, prints, and illustrated books made in Europe and the Americas from around 1400 to the present day. Because of their number and sensitivity to light, the works can only be exhibited for a limited period and are usually housed in on-site storage facilities. To highlight the vast range of works on paper, the department organizes four rotations a year in the Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. Gallery. Each installation is the product of a collaboration among curators and consists of up to 100 objects grouped by artist, technique, style, period, or subject.

This installation features newly acquired works by Vincent Van Gogh, Piet Mondrian, and Edvard Munch, alongside a selection of works by Dutch artists from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century. Sixteenth-century ornament drawings and prints from the Netherlands, Spain, and Italy will be on view as well as a group of designs for decorative arts and interiors. Images of birds from the late sixteenth to the twenty-first century and depictions of the Bay of Naples and Vesuvius will round out the display.

Exhibition Objects

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Salome, Willem Arondeus  Dutch, Brush and brown ink and brown wash, graphite.
Willem Arondeus (Dutch, Naarden 1894–1943 Haarlem)
Woman and Child Resting, a Man Working in the Field Beyond, Jan Toorop  Dutch, Graphite, watercolor, white gouache
Jan Toorop (Dutch, Java 1858–1928 The Hague)
Christmas Eve  (Kerstnacht), Theodorus van Hoytema  Dutch, Lithograph, second state of two
Theodorus van Hoytema (Dutch, The Hague 1863–1917 The Hague)
New Year (Nieuwjaar), Theodorus van Hoytema  Dutch, Lithograph, second state of two
Theodorus van Hoytema (Dutch, The Hague 1863–1917 The Hague)
Dutch Canal, Rijswijk, Jacob Maris  Dutch, Watercolor over traces of black chalk
Jacob Maris (Dutch, The Hague 1837–1899 Karlsbad)
second half 19th century
Girl in the Dunes, Jozef Israëls  Dutch, Watercolor and touches of black chalk
Jozef Israëls (Dutch, Groningen 1824–1911 Scheveningen)
mid-19th–early 20th century
A Forest with Two Men Conversing, Jacobus Pelgrom  Dutch, Pen and black ink over black chalk, brush and brown and gray wash
Jacobus Pelgrom (Dutch, Amsterdam 1811–1861 Amsterdam)
Woodland Scene, Pieter George Westenberg  Dutch, Brush and gray ink and wash over black chalk
Pieter George Westenberg (Dutch, Nijmwegen 1791–1873 Brummen)
Marquee: Vincent van Gogh, Burning Weeds (detail), ca. mid-July 1883. Transfer lithograph with pen and ink. Purchase, Fletcher Fund, William R. Drexler Sr. and Violet Drexler Bequest, The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, and The Derald H. Ruttenberg Foundation, in honor of Nadine M. Orenstein and Charles and Jessie Price Gifts, 2021 (2021.242)