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Munch: A Retrospective

Munch: A Retrospective

In a nutshell

Edvard Munch’s The Scream is arguably one of the most famous works of art. This is your opportunity to admire it along with a wide variety of the artist’s work: self portraits, self photographs (early selfies), portraits, and landscapes. Other famous works, such as The Kiss and Madonna, are presented in multiple and in different media -- prints and oil paintings.

The venue

The exhibition space is three floors of the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.

English? (labels/audio guides/handouts)

Most of the information is in English except the extended captions next to several works. The audio guide is available in English and it was helpful to be able to listen to information rather than read everything since the exhibition is quite popular (crowded).


No photos allowed.

The feels

Munch’s bold brush strokes and intense colors deserve to be seen in person. This exhibition provides a unique opportunity to see The Scream (visitors wait in line to see it up close) and three or four examples of other famous works: The Kiss, Madonna and Vampire.


Anyone who’s ever taken an interest in The Scream should take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the artist behind this iconic work.

How far out?

About 10 minutes from JR Ueno Station Park Exit, Ueno Tokyo Metro Station (exit 7), and Ueno Station, Keisei Line.

How much time?

About an hour.

How much money?

¥1,600 for general admission.

Until when?

January 20, 2019

Rating: make a special trip, see it if you’re in the area or have some free time, see it only if you like this specific type of art

Make a special trip.


https://www.tobikan.jp/en/exhibition/2018_munch.html and https://munch2018.jp/ (in Japanese)

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