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Exhibition “Munch: A Retrospective” in Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum


UpdateNovember 13, 2018
ReleaseNovember 13, 2018

From 27 October 2018 till 20 January 2019, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Ueno is holding a special exhibition “Munch: A Retrospective”.
(Photo: the exhibition)
Edvard Munch (1863-1944)—the great modern painter and creator of The Scream, one of the world’s best-known paintings.
(The Scream 1910)
As a special highlight, the tempera and oil version of The Scream now in the Munch Museum collection—one of several versions by Munch—will make its long-awaited first Japan appearance.
(Photo: The Scream 1910)
This large Munch retrospective features some 100 works primarily from the Munch Museum in Norway’s capital, Oslo, the artist’s home town. Included are some 60 oil paintings along with prints and other works.
(Photo: the exhibition)
(Starry Night 1922-24)
(The Dance of Life 1925)
Through important works giving forceful expression to facets of human existence—love, despair, jealousy, and loneliness, as well as beautiful paintings of Norway’s natural landscapes and late-period works rendered in bright colors, the exhibition traces Munch’s some 60-year career.
(Photo: the exhibition)
(Despair 1893-94)
1. An exhibition devoted entirely to Munch
From the Munch Museum in Oslo, boasting the world’s largest collection of works by Edvard Munch, some 60 oil paintings will be displayed along with prints and other works—some 100 pieces in all.
2. First Japan appearance—tempera and oil version of The Scream (1910?)
Munch’s masterpiece, The Scream, is one of the most recognizable paintings in the world. Appearing in Japan for the first time—the tempera and oil version of The Scream (1910?) in the Munch Museum collection, one of several existing versions.
3. A grand retrospective of Munch’s entire oeuvre
While tracing Munch’s life, the exhibition will present the major themes of his 60-year painting career, one by one in a clearly understandable way. Included will be Kiss, Vampire, and other motifs repeatedly taken up by the artist, portraits of family and friends, and landscapes painted in fresh, bright colors.
(The Lonely Ones 1933-35)
(Self Portrait 1882)
(Photo: the exhibition)
(Kiss 1914)
(The Sun 1910-13)
(Galloping horse 1910-12)
(Photo: Professor Daniel Jacobson 1908-09 (Left))
(Red Virginia Creeper 1898-1900)
(Friedrich Nietzsche 1906)
Period: October 27 (Sat), 2018 – January 20 (Sun), 2019
Venue: Exhibition Rooms
Closed: Mondays, December 25, January 1, 15 (Open the Monday of November 26, December 10, 24, January 14)
Hours: 9:30 – 17:30 (Last admission 17:00)
Days of Extended Hours: Fridays, November 1, 3 9:30 – 20:00 (Last admission 19:30)
Tickets at the door | General ¥1,600 / College students ¥1,300 / HS students ¥800 / Seniors 65+ ¥1,000
Group tickets | General ¥1,400 / College students ¥1,100 / HS students ¥600 / Seniors 65+ ¥800
※Group rates – 20 or more people
※Admission free for visitors junior high school age or younger
※Admission free for visitors (and one accompanying person) with a Physical Disability Certificate, Intellectual Disability Certificate, Rehabilitation Certificate, Mental Disability Certificate or Atomic Bomb Survivor’s Certificate
※In each case, please show identification
Telephone Inquiry: TEL:03-5777-8600(Hello dial)
*The information herein is as of November 2018.



[Date]  October 27, 2018 – January 20, 2019

[Venue] Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum


[URL]  https://www.tobikan.jp/en/exhibition/2018_munch.html