The exhibition of the Norwegian expressionist Edvard Munch will start at the State Tretyakov Gallery on 16 April. Visitors will see 70 paintings and 30 graphic works, photographs and memorabilia from the Munch Museum in Oslo and the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. This is the first exhibition in Russia to display the artist’s legacy in full.
The exhibits will include the famous painting ‘The Scream’, whose version is displayed at the Munch Museum. The exhibition will have a separate section “Munch and Dostoevsky” about the influence of Fyodor Dostoevsky on Munch's worldview and visual thinking.
The exhibition will have a specially prepared international educational program, including lectures on the expressionist’s life and work, the impact of literature and philosophy on his art, a puppet theater performance on the artist's play, book presentations and film screenings. So, the first lecture “Edvard Munch’s Screams and Songs” by Elena Yakimovich, a PhD in Art History and Historian of Photography, will be held on 25 April. The program also includes speeches by Helena Raczynska, a Scandinavian philologist, specialist in Norwegian literature, Frank Hayfedt, Doctor of Art History, Peter Normann Voghe, a Norwegian Slavist, philosopher and culture studies scholar, and others.
See the educational program on the website of the Tretyakov Gallery. You can visit the exhibition until 14 July.