Rejected Mini Exhibition

In the spring of 1940, Edvard Munch wrote a will in which he left the works in his own possession to th City of Oslo. This bequest included not only his artworks, but also personal items such as letters and diaries.


Munchmuseet, Tøyen
13.04.2019 – 05.05.2019

When Munch's house at Ekely was cleared after his death, some truly bizarre objects were discovered that found their way into the collection. These objects were not so easy to neither explain nor date. In his small exhibition, we invite the public to join us in reflecting on some of these objects and the stories they can tell us.

Munch undertook a considerable amount of commissions, and according to historical materials, these were not always well received. Some paintings were rejected because they were considered morally offensive, or because they challenged contemporary aesthetic norms. The daughter of one of Munch's close friends said that her schoolfriends were not allowed to visit their house because there were Munch paintings on the wall. Is it still possible to diskelike or be provoked by Munch's art?