National Gallery of Art - EXHIBITIONS
Edvard Munch: Master Prints
July 31–November 28, 2010

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Exhibition Highlights

Attend a Concert
Duo Miller Schmid

Håkon Austbø, pianist

Nordic Voices

New York Opera Society
Max and Moritz: A Cartoon Opera in Seven Pranks by Gisle Kverndokk

In Conversation: Edvard Munch: Master Prints
Andrew Robison, Andrew W. Mellon Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Art, and Elizabeth Prelinger, Keyser Family Professor of Art History at Georgetown University
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Notable Lecture:
Edvard Munch: Understanding His Master Prints
Elizabeth Prelinger, Keyser Family Professor of Art History, Georgetown University, and Andrew Robison, senior curator of prints and drawings, National Gallery of Art
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Works by
Edvard Munch
in the Gallery's Collection

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Press Materials

Image: Edvard Munch, The Vampire (Vampyr), 1895 lithograph with watercolor, Rosenwald Collection, 1950.17.210 Edvard Munch is renowned for his haunting portrayals of love, alienation, jealousy, and death—universal human experiences that he filtered through events in his own life. By manipulating color, line, texture, and pictorial details, he reworked these images in multiple print variations, continually renewing their power to express his artistic goals.

In this fascinating exhibition, the National Gallery of Art brings together nearly 60 of Munch's most important prints to show how his persistent experimentation and virtuosic handling of woodcut, lithography, and intaglio endowed different impressions of his primary motifs with new meanings. Exploring these transformations in several series of Munch's prints, selected not only from its own superb holdings but also from two exceptional private collections, the curators of this exhibition offer a richer and more nuanced appreciation for this great Norwegian master.

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art.

Sponsor: The National Gallery of Art Gallery expresses its appreciation to the Epstein Family and to Catherine Woodard and Nelson Blitz Jr. for their generous loans and support, which have made possible this exhibition.