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| May 2013 | Fairfield University News Channel

"The Scream" Comes to The Quick

Edvard Munch masterpiece painting, “The Scream”, is one of the highlights of Munch 150, a film exploring the landmark Edvard Munch exhibition of the same name currently on display in Norway, that will be screened at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. 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. Fcontinues its

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.

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