Folkwang Museum

Edvard Munch

Yearning and Expectancy

16 Feb - 22 Apr 2018

Edvard Munch
Die Mädchen auf der Brücke, 1927
Munch Museum, Oslo
Yearning and Expectancy
Visiting Masterpieces in the Collection
16 February – 22 April 2018

In spring 2018 Edvard Munch’s (1863–1944) painting The Girls on the Bridge from the Munch Museum in Oslo will make a guest appearance at the Museum Folkwang. The painting comes to Essen in exchange for Paul Gauguin’s Contes barbares, which is being lent to the Munch Museum from the collection at the Folkwang. The work was painted in 1927 and shows three girls waiting on a bridge in the coastal resort of Åsgårdstrand on the Oslofjord. This prestigious “guest” will form the centrepiece of a cabinet exhibition of paintings and graphic works by Edvard Munch from the Folkwang collection. Expectancy and yearning are the unifying themes of this show.
Visiting Masterpieces in the Collection is a new exhibition format at the Museum Folkwang.

Tags: Paul Gauguin, Edvard Munch