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National Gallery of Art (The Mall)
4th & Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20565

Count on seeing a bit of everything in this grand museum, which consists of two buildings (the East and More.
(202) 737-4215


Mon-Sat, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sun, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm; through January 28




Edvard Munch: Color in Context

Edvard Munch: Color in Context

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In the second half of the 19th century, advances in physics, electromagnetic radiation theory, and the optical sciences provoked new thought about the physical as well as the spiritual world. Aspects of that thought are revealed in Edvard Munch: Color in Context, an exhibition of 21 prints that considers the choice, combinations, and meaning of color in light of spiritualist principles. Informed by both popular manuals that explained the science of color and theosophical writings on the visual and physical power of color, Edvard Munch (1863–1944) created works that are not just strikingly personal, but charged with specific associations.