Edvard Munch Exhibition followed by drink in the cafe

While people desert the attractions of central London to watch the Olympics, lets take the opportunity to visit one of Tate Modern's best exhibitions of the summer: Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye. Few other modern artists are better known but less understood than Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (1863–1944) (pronounced munk, with u as in 'full').

This exhibition examines Munch's 20th century works. The House is Burning 1925–7, The Sick Child 1885–1927 and Girls on the Bridge 1902–27 show how he was inspired by everyday life outside his studio, including incidents reported in the media. Munch’s responses to contemporary technological developments in cinema, photography and electricity are seen in works such as Workers on their Way Home 1913–14 and The Artist and his Model 1919–21.

Despite the Olympics, this is a popular exhibition so it is best to book in advance. Tickets are £14 and available online. Please book for the 19.00 entry here: https://tickets.tate.org.uk/performancelist.asp?ShowID=4467

After the show we'll have a drink in the Tate Modern cafe by the Thames. I will make a booking at the cafe in advance to ensure we can get seats, so please don't change your RSVP 24 hours before the event.

 

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  • Martin

    Quite absorbing, although probably the most modern art I can still look at :-) The guy lived in fascinating, but also very troubled times and in spite of the turbulent personal life seemed to have made most of what was happening around him, in his own way... Sensible choice of meetup as is usually the case with Liam:-)

    August 25, 2012

  • Sally

    A conflicted artist, lyrical in parts, obsessive in others. Thanks Liam for organizing.

    August 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Overall, a nice event. The exhibit on Edvard Munch's work was quite interesting - both paintings and photography. A lot of the conversation afterward in the cafe was quite interesting and fun - some of it was not, but that's more about a specific personality rather than the vast majority which are enormously fun, intriguing, and enlightening people. The Tate is a place I have long wanted to visit since moving to London - thanks to Liam for hosting. As a fellow organizer, I know it takes a lot of work. See everyone next time.

    August 25, 2012

  • Brian

    Very good exhibition followed quality conversation with LEC in the bar afterwards. Well hosted Liam.

    August 25, 2012

  • Maja

    I've seen Munch's work in Oslo but I still think the exhibition was well presented by Tate Modern. The view in the bar was stunning and the highlight was a race down the escalators of Tate Modern while beeing the only few left visitors there. Liam THANK YOU!

    August 25, 2012

  • Maja

    Such a shame you missed us Mar, we were on the 6 floor until 11pm. Thanks for coming and see you soon.

    August 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I just got back... I apologise for leaving early, I did go to the cafe but didn't see anyone there. I was seriously moved by the paintings and Munch's own interpretation of his life. I hope you enjoyed it as well!

    August 24, 2012

  • Gorm L.

    Sorry, I was certain that I had changed my RSVP to NO, but apparently it didn't work as I just got a message to rate the event. Apologies for the misunderstanding.

    August 24, 2012

  • Maja

    It would also be an option Ariel to decide a bit earlier if you want to join our events. I would really recommend that rather than expecting an instant answer from organisers who work full time.

    August 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Provided I can still get a ticket, is it too late to join this meetup? RSVPs are still open but just wondering because of the table booking.

    August 24, 2012

  • Liam

    Yes, for those less familiar with the Tate Modern, the cloakroom is beside the main entrance to the main bookshop.

    August 24, 2012

  • Maja

    Ah OK, we are meeting near the benches in front of the cloakroom downstairs.

    August 24, 2012

  • Maja

    Hi Mar, can I take your kind offer or has someone else taken it already?

    August 23, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Maja, sorry but Penny Lane was the first to write!

      August 23, 2012

    • Maja

      Ok, but as she is sailing now, i'd be happy to take your offer if i'm second in the que.

      August 23, 2012

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