Collection: Edvard Munch & the Cycle of Life

February 28, 2020 - September 6, 2020

Edvard Munch’s The Frieze of Life is the point of departure for this first-ever exhibition dedicated to Edvard Munch at the Chrysler Museum. The autobiographical cycle of images captures how pain and healing are a part of life for Munch, who suffered an unusual amount of early trauma and vulnerability.

Edvard Munch and the Cycle of Life: Prints from the National Gallery of Art explored how Munch actively and theatrically created his artistic persona around his experiences. It also highlighted Munch’s intense engagement with bohemian circles and the art world in Paris and Berlin.