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Exhibition: Munch

Edvard Munch, The Scream 1893 National Museum, Oslo © Munch Museum

EXHIBITION: Munch 150

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 July

This year, all of Norway celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edvard Munch (1863 – 1944), one of the towering figures of modern art.  Munch 150, co-hosted by the National Museum and the Munch Museum (both in Oslo), is already being hailed a “once-in-a-lifetime show”. Global interest is huge – not least as a result of one of his four paintings of The Scream having recently set a public art auction record of $120 million. Many know Munch as the man who painted The Scream, but his complete works are remarkable and secure his place as one of the greatest artists to have ever lived.

The cinema event will be going behind-the-scenes to show some of the process of putting the exhibition together — as well as touring Norway to provide an in-depth biography of a man who lived from the mid-19th century right through to the German occupation of Norway in the Second World War. Norwegian and international guests will also offer their expert insight and knowledge to host Tim Marlow. Munch 150: A superb show and a fantastic cinema event.

Edvard Munch, Self-Portrait with a Bottle of Wine, 1906 Munch Museum, Oslo © Munch Museum