Munch and modernity
The exhibition Edvard Munch – Signs of Modernity is the largest exhibition of Munchs works in Switzerland in many years. The theme is Munchs contribution to the development of 20th century art through his unconventional and experimental handling of motifs and materials. On display are about 140 of Munchs works, which are on loan from European and American institutions as well as private collectors. The curator for the exhibition is Dieter Buchhart, in collaboration with Christoph Vitali, Ulf Küster and Philippe Büttner.
Since its founding over ten years ago, Fondation Beyeler has attained an exceptionally strong position among art professionals and the general public as one of Europes foremost museums. Fondation Beyelers collections are of high artistic calibre, and the museum hosts many prestigious external exhibitions. The Munch exhibition is the first special exhibition during the museums jubilee year.
The exhibition will be on display 18 March – 15 July 2007.
Congratulations are presented today from His Majesty King Harald to His Excellency Mr Egils Levits, President of the Republic of Latvia.
World Heritage at Vega
In 2004, UNESCO inscribed the Vega Archipelago on the World Heritage List. Today His Royal Highness The Crown Prince was in attendance to open the new Vega Archipelago World Heritage Centre – Norway’s first authorised centre of its kind.