Fans of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch’s The Scream will be fascinated by the artist’s current exhibition at the Met Breuer.
The exhibit features 43 of Munch’s works created over the course of 60 years. Although The Scream itself is not featured at this exhibition, you’ll be able to see works that inspired the piece and read the journal entry Munch wrote about his intial experience that would later be depicted in this masterpiece.
The exhibition, Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed is centered around one of his final works (a self-portrait he created by that same title) “and it serves as a lens to reassess Munch’s oeuvre.” Of the 43 pieces, there are 16 are self-portraits and various other works that “have never before been seen in the United States.” An overview of the exhibit explains:
“The thematic arrangement of the exhibition will reveal the frequency with which Munch revisited and reworked certain subjects. It will present him as an artist who was as revolutionary in the 20th century, as he was when he made a name for himself in the Symbolist era. Major themes and motifs of Munch’s last paintings can be traced back to his earlier works…The exhibition will include many deeply personal works from Munch’s own collection, now held by the Munch Museum, as well as works from institutions and private lenders from around the world.”
The exhibition is truly extraordinary and well worth a trip to the the Met Breuer on the UES this week. It’s final day of viewing will be February 4—this Sunday!
The museum is open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., and then Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.
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