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【Norway News】The Munch Exhibition in Tokyo: Where to Go and What to See

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Our ED Anette Yamamoto-Hansen at the Munch Exhibition

Our ED Anette Yamamoto-Hansen at the Munch Exhibition

The Exhibition “Munch: A Retrospective” taking place in the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum October 27 (Sat), 2018 – January 20 (Sun), 2019 marks the very first Japan appearance for Munch’s tempera and oil version of “The Scream” (1910?) , and also features a total of around 100 pieces of his art works.

Munch and the exhibition have attracted a lot of interest in Tokyo, and you might have noticed many Munch-related PR materials popping up all over the city for the occasion. There are currently 8 different Munch posters at 21 stations in Tokyo, Yokohama and Saitama, and new posters of different supporters will be on display from November. 

We’ve gathered some Munch-related information below for those who want to stay updated on what’s going on in town.

Basic information on the Munch Exhibition, including ticket prices and opening hours:

■Related Side Events:

October 27, 14:00-
Lecture by Jon-Ove Steihaug, Director of Exhibitions and Collections, Munch Museum
@Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum lecture hall

December 2, 14:00-
Lecture by Tsutomu Mizusawa, Director, Museum of Modern Art Kamakura & Hayama
@Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum lecture hall

Nov 2, Dec 7, Jan 11 (2019)  18:30-19:00
Evening lectures by a Japanese curator
@Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum lecture hall

Dec 25, 09:30-16:00
Special viewing day for children (closed for the general public)
Junior high school students and younger children can attend for free.
Two guardians can accompany 1 child.  Grownups will have to pay.

November 2-18
«New Munch” Exhibition - An exhibition of artworks of young Japanese artists inspired by Munch
@Parco Museum in Ikebukuro


 ■Innovative ideas and funny Munch goods:

BEAMS – Fashion items
Koikeya – Snacks
Lupicia – Tea cans 
+ more

■Special supporters:

Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, a TV celebrity
Eiji Kotoge, a comedian
Junji Takeda, a comedian (TV Asahi Jun Walk)
Guide navigator: Jun Fukuyama, a voice actor


The Munch Exhibition gives us all a rare chance to see Munch’s works on display in Tokyo. We hope you’ll have the chance to visit Ueno and admire his art too!