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.
“If there is one piece of advice I would give you today, as King, godfather and grandfather, it is this: Be yourself,” said His Majesty The King in his speech at the luncheon celebrating the confirmation of Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra.
Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra was confirmed today in the Palace Chapel, just as her father, grandfather and great-grandfather were before her.