Exhibition: "Munch 150"


Film series brings world famous art exhibitions to big screen

Image: Munch7:30 p.m., June 27, 2013
Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts continues its EXHIBITION film series with the screening of Munch 150, a film exploring the landmark Edvard Munch exhibition currently on display in Norway, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 27, 2013. This is the second in a new three-part film series, EXHIBITION, which brings world famous art exhibitions to the big screen. Tickets are $15, general admission; $10, senior citizen, student and child; and $5 for Fairfield University faculty, staff, and students.

This year, all of Norway celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edvard Munch (1863-1944), one of the towering figures of modern art. The exhibition "Munch 150," co-hosted by the National Museum and the Munch Museum (both in Oslo), and currently on view through October 13, 2013, is already being hailed a "once-in-a-lifetime show". Global interest is huge - not least as a result of one of his four paintings of "The Scream" having recently set a public art auction record of $120 million. Many know Munch as the man who painted "The Scream," but his complete works are remarkable and secure his place as one of the greatest artists to have ever lived.

The event film goes behind-the-scenes to show some of the process of putting the exhibition together - as well as touring Norway to provide an in-depth biography of a man who lived from the mid-19th century right through to the German occupation of Norway in the Second World War. Norwegian and international guests will also offer their expert insight and knowledge to host Tim Marlow. Munch 150 provides the unique experience of viewing an historic art exhibition and superb event film.

The final EXHIBITION screening in the series, "Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure," takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2013. The National Gallery, London, is offering a major exhibition on one of the most startling and fascinating artists of all-time, Johannes Vermeer, painter of the "Girl with a Pearl Earring". Vermeer painted little more than 30 works that still exist, and the National Gallery has chosen to focus on his art in relation to music. The film goes beyond the exhibition to tell the entire story of Vermeer's life.

Tickets and subscriptions are available through the Quick Center Box Office: (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396 (1-877-278-7396). Tickets can also be purchased online at www.quickcenter.com.

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Fairfield University at 1073 North Benson Road in Fairfield, Connecticut. Entrance to the Quick Center is through the Barlow Road gate at 200 Barlow Road. Free, secure parking is available. Access for people with disabilities is available throughout the Quick Center for audience members and performers. Hearing amplification devices are available upon request at the Box Office. Fairfield University is located off exit 22 of Interstate-95. For further information and directions, call (203) 254-4010 or 1-877-278-7396, or visit www.quickcenter.com.

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Media Contact: Mike Horyczun, (203) 254-4000 ext. 2647, mhoryczun@fairfield.edu

Posted on May 22, 2013

Vol. 45, No. 293