Special Exhibitions

Munch: A Retrospective

October 27 (Sat), 2018 – January 20 (Sun), 2019

Munch: A Retrospective Poster
Edvard Munch (1863-1944)—the great modern painter and creator of The Scream, one of the world’s best-known paintings. This large Munch retrospective will feature some 100 works primarily from the Munch Museum in Norway’s capital, Oslo, the artist’s home town. Included will be some 60 oil paintings along with prints and other works. As a special highlight, the tempera and oil version of The Scream now in the Munch Museum collection—one of several versions by Munch—will make its long-awaited first Japan appearance. Through important works giving forceful expression to facets of human existence—love, despair, jealousy, and loneliness, as well as beautiful paintings of Norway’s natural landscapes and late-period works rendered in bright colors, the exhibition will trace Munch’s some 60-year career.

Major works

Major works
  • Red Virginia Creeper

    Red Virginia Creeper, 1898–1900

  • Summer night. Mermaid

    Summer night. Mermaid, 1893

  • Starry Night

    Starry Night, 1922–24

  • Self-portrait. Between the Clock and the Bed

    Self-portrait. Between the Clock and the Bed, 1940–43



October 27 (Sat), 2018 – January 20 (Sun), 2019
Exhibition Rooms
Mondays, December 25, January 1, 15 (Open the Monday of November 26, December 10, 24, January 14)
9:30 – 17:30 (Last admission 17:00)
Days of Extended Hours
Fridays 9:30 – 20:00 (Last admission 19:30)
Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), The Asahi Shimbun
Telephone Inquiry
TEL:03-5777-8600(Hello dial)


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