Edvard Munch, Summer Night's Dream (The Voice), 1893, oil on canvas, 34 5/8 x 42 1/2".

New York

Edvard Munch

MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
February 19–May 8

Curated by Kynaston McShine

Although his best-known painting, The Scream, 1893, may be lost forever, Edvard Munch remains one of Scandinavia's greatest cultural exports, right up there with ABBA, IKEA, and H&M. Monographs and critical studies on the artist continue to proliferate, and now MoMA is hosting a retrospective of Munch's work—surprisingly, the first exhibition in the US to be devoted to the Norwegian painter in almost three decades. The show features some ninety paintings and fifty prints and drawings, and surveys the artist's corpus in its entirety, from 1880 to 1944. The catalogue includes essays by Kynaston McShine and Munch scholars Patricia Berman, Reinhold Heller, Elizabeth Prelinger, and Tina Yarborough and provides detailed documentation of Munch's works and career.