August 29 • 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor
Ed welcomes back Tracee Glab, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, the Flint Institute of Arts. Tracee will describe her moving and eerie exhibition, “Edvard Munch,” which is on view through September 6. Munch’s tragic early life certainly set the stage for his relentlessly personal artistic style. What is less well-known, perhaps, is his constant searching for new ways to express that vision. In 1894 Munch dove into printmaking in all its variety — etching, drypoint, engraving, lithography, even woodblock. The result in this stunning exhibition of 20 prints is a beguiling beauty made more poignant by its fragility, and by Death’s ever-present specter.
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August 29 • 3:30-4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor
A review by Ed of several paintings and prints by Edvard Munch. Themes such as sickness, medicine, rural-urban dislocation, and the Romantic tradition will be explored. Ed will also describe his recent trip to Michigan’s “Great North,” and the thoughts it inspired.