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.

1. An exhibition devoted entirely to Munch

From the Munch Museum in Oslo, boasting the world’s largest collection of works by Edvard Munch, some 60 oil paintings will be displayed along with prints and other works—some 100 pieces in all.

2. First Japan appearance—tempera and oil version of The Scream (1910?)

Munch’s masterpiece, The Scream, is one of the most recognizable paintings in the world. Appearing in Japan for the first time—the tempera and oil version of The Scream (1910?) in the Munch Museum collection, one of several existing versions.

3. A grand retrospective of Munch’s entire oeuvre

While tracing Munch’s life, the exhibition will present the major themes of his 60-year painting career, one by one in a clearly understandable way. Included will be Kiss, Vampire, and other motifs repeatedly taken up by the artist, portraits of family and friends, and landscapes painted in fresh, bright colors.



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, November 1, 3 9:30 – 20:00 (Last admission 19:30)

Advance tickets |
General ¥1,400 / College students ¥1,100 / HS students ¥600 / Seniors 65+ ¥800

Tickets at the door |
General ¥1,600 / College students ¥1,300 / HS students ¥800 / Seniors 65+ ¥1,000

Group tickets |
General ¥1,400 / College students ¥1,100 / HS students ¥600 / Seniors 65+ ¥800
※Group rates - 20 or more people

※Admission free for visitors junior high school age or younger
※Admission free for visitors (and one accompanying person) with a Physical Disability Certificate, Intellectual Disability Certificate, Rehabilitation Certificate, Mental Disability Certificate or Atomic Bomb Survivor’s Certificate
※In each case, please show identification

Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), The Asahi Shimbun, TV Asahi Corporation, Asahi Satellite Broadcasting Limited
Supported by
Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo
Sponsored by
Atré Co. Ltd., KAJIMA CORPORATION, KOSÉ, Jupiter Shop Channel Co.,Ltd., SECOM CO., LTD., Sony Marketing Inc., Toray Industries, Inc., TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
Creative cooperation from
P.I.C.S. Co., Ltd., Hakuhodo DY media partners
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