A very special Edvard Munch exhibition just opened at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and a large number of his paintings will be one display between now and October 9. If you’ve ever seen his work in person, you know how compelling it can be.
Here’s how SFMOMA describes the exhibition:
A master by the age of 30, Edvard Munch (1863–1944) was among the most celebrated and controversial artists of his generation. But, as he confessed in 1939, his true breakthrough came very late in life. Featuring 44 landmark compositions about art, love, mortality, and the ravages of time, Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed uses the artist’s last significant self-portrait as a starting point to reassess a lifetime of painting. Together, these profoundly human and technically daring artworks reveal Munch as a tireless innovator and an artist as revolutionary in his maturity as he was in his breakthrough years.
Organized by SFMOMA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Munch Museum, Oslo, this exhibition includes treasured paintings from the artist’s own collection, six of them never before exhibited in the United States.
You’re no doubt familiar with his most famous painting, The Scream. This is a rare opportunity for you to explore his other works and influences up close right here in San Francisco.