FREDONIA The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will screen a unique high definition "captured live" art exhibition event titled "Munch 150" on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Throughout 2013, all of Norway will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edvard Munch (1863-1944), one of the towering figures of modern art. Munch 150, an exhibition co-hosted by Norway's National Museum and the Munch Museum, both in Oslo, already is being hailed as a "once-in-a-lifetime show." Global interest in the artist is huge - in part, as a result of one of his four "The Scream" paintings having recently set a public art auction record of $120 million.
Captured live in high definition, this cinematic presentation is part of a global revolution bringing the world's greatest art exhibitions to cinemas and performing arts centers around the world. Hosted by Art Historian Tim Marlow and with expert guests, the presentation doesn't just cover the exhibition's paintings. Important questions also are asked and answered.
Munch 150 is the most ambitious presentation of Munch’s art ever. With 220 paintings, it will display the greatest number of his key works ever assembled.
What lies behind the exhibition creatively and technically?
The presentation goes behind-the-scenes to show some of the process of putting the exhibition together. This presentation is part of the Exhibition Series of events, which will also feature a similar documentary on Johannes Vermeer in October. Support for the series is provided by Dr. James M. and Marcia Merrins.
Tickets to Munch 150 are $15 for the general public and $10 students, and are available in advance by calling or visiting the box office at 679-1891 Tuesday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. or online at www.fredopera.org.