Could there be a better place to see the best of the best art locally over the next few months? (Cough, cough…I know Paris, Florence, and NYC might come to mind, but I’m working with what we have here folks:-)
The North Carolina Museum of Art (henceforth, NC Art) is currently exhibiting 26 of Edvard Munch’s prints until February 10, 2013. http://ncartmuseum.org/exhibitions/edvard_munch_symbolism_in_print/ Though Jenny had been warned off of taking a multi-age group of students to view the art due to the more macabre elements (well, essentially every woman he ever loved died, and he was rather fixated on that, and themes of death and illness) we toured the room ourselves. Seeing the juxtaposition between the prints and what the actual art pieces turned out as was quite intriguing. Sometimes there was a greater element of starkness to the prints, especially the woodblocks, that spoke more to Munch’s themes of isolation and loss, than the images of his completed canvasses.
Jenny and many of her Egg in Nesters will also be touring NC Art’s “Still Life Masterpieces: A Visual Feast from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston” this Friday November 3rd. http://ncartmuseum.org/exhibitions/visual_feast_masterpieces_of_still_life_from_the_museum_of_fine_arts_boston/ We’ll make sure to let you know how the tour proceeds, though with pieces by Manet, Renoir and Cezanne, I can only imagine what a true feast it will be.