Date:  07 April 2012 10:00 - 23 September 2012 18:00
Category:  Exhibition

Edvard Munch at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Photo: Edvard Munch - The Sick Child.Photo: Edvard Munch - The Sick Child

Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944) is renowned for his preoccupation with universal emotions such as isolation, melancholy, anxiety and love. His graphic works are amongst his most arresting and poignant, and are celebrated world-wide for their technical mastery and visual intensity.

The core of this exhibition features an outstanding group of fifty works on paper by Munch held in a private Norwegian collection, and will be the first time they have been shown in the UK. Featuring rare, hand-coloured versions of iconic images such as The Scream, anxiety and Madonna, the exhibition explores Munch’s rigorous experimentation as he revisited subjects to heighten their emotive impact.

Edvard Munch – Graphic Works from The Gundersen Collection
7th April – 23rd September 2012
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
75 Belford Road
Edinburgh EH4 3DR

Open daily, 10am-5pm

Tickets: £7/£5

April & May 2012


Saturday 7 April, 2-3pm
£5 (£4)
Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, Scottish National Gallery.
The Art of Sleepwalking: Edvard Munch – Painter and Printmaker.
Magne Bruteig, Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Munch Museum in Oslo summarises Munch’s early years, introducing some interesting drawings as well as important paintings. As Munch takes up printmaking from 1894 onwards, he will then focus on why Munch began making prints, what fascinated him about graphic art and will discuss his contribution to printmaking history.

Monday 30 April, 12.45-1.30pm
Purchase of Exhibition Ticket Required
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two
Curator’s Tour – Edvard Munch: Graphic Works from the Gundersen Collection
Lucy Askew, Senior Curator at the Gallery of Modern Art, gives a tour of this exhibition which features a unique, privately-owned collection of 50 works on paper by Edvard Munch, exemplary in their range and quality. The talk will introduce the key themes of the exhibition, focusing on the motifs of love, relationships, death, anxiety and isolation, central to Munch’s work, alongside his innovative approach to printmaking.


Saturday 14 April, 10.30am-4pm
£30 (£25)
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two
Creative Writing Inspired by the Work of Edvard Munch – A One-Day Course
The first of a series of five one-day courses inspired by specific exhibitions. Led by writer Mary Paulson-Ellis, this first session explores the work of Edvard Munch as a starting point for creative writing.


Sunday 20 May, 11am-12noon
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two
Hearing Impaired Tour – Edvard Munch: Graphic Works
Free tours with portable loops for the hearing impaired. Led by Tessa Asquith-Lamb.
Meet at the main entrance. To book a place contact the Information Desk on 0131 624 6560.


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