The exhibition 'Prints in Paris 1900: From Elite to the Street' takes you to the French capital, where the revolution in printmaking erupted from 1890 onwards. On view from 3 March 2017.
3 March - 11 June 2017
The Van Gogh Museum has 1,800 French prints from the fin de siècle (1890–1905), making this one of the world’s leading print collections.
The exhibition Prints in Paris takes you to the French capital, where the revolution in printmaking erupted from 1890 onwards. It focuses on the one hand on prints that were raised to the level of high art and could only be seen in private collections, fashionable theatres and exclusive galleries. And on the other, on world-famous posters such as those for Le Chat Noir and Le Moulin Rouge, which filled the public space along the boulevards and in popular cafés.
Prints in Paris brings both of these worlds back to life, while presenting a richly nuanced picture of the exciting cultural life of Paris.
Van Gogh & La France in 2017
The Van Gogh Museum's focus in 2017 will be on France and, in particular, Paris. The museum will host a range of activities and events throughout this theme year including exhibitions, lectures and workshops.