Edvard Munch and the Sea at TAM, through July 17

Posted on April 18, 2016, 8:30 am
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Tacoma Art Museum invites us to see Munch for more than just The Scream with its exclusive exhibit, Edvard Munch and the Sea. The exhibit will explore the role of the seascape in Munch’s output and how it weaves into his expressive works, which are rife with psychological themes and turbulent technique.

From the TAM press release:

This is your opportunity to dive deep into Munch’s powerful works, rarely exhibited in the Pacific Northwest, with 26 of his exceptional prints and a key painting. TAM has brought these dynamic works to Tacoma from major institutions across the country, including the National Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, deYoung Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and from private collectors.

While he’s best known for his iconic work The Scream, Munch explored a host of other subjects. This exhibition focuses on the sea as a profound element in his work. He used the sea as the subject of landscapes, as a backdrop for human interactions, and as a metaphor for love, longing, grief, joy, and other tumultuous emotions.

Admission is $2/hour at TAM–plan your visit here.

Tacoma Art Museum Presents Edvard Munch and the Sea

When: Ongoing through July 17. Museum hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm.

Where: Tacoma Art Museum (1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma)

Sarah Caples has lived in Seattle since 2004 working as a fashion stylist for private clients. Sarah launched an art and society blog in 2008, along with a monthly salon at The Sorrento Hotel, which ran until June 2012. As executive editor of VanguardSeattle.com, Caples hopes to cultivate an informed dialog about regional culture and bring people of diverse backgrounds together in support of nonprofits, artists and community builders.