Phillips Flashback: May 28, 1950

Edvard Munch installed in the Main Gallery, 1950

Edvard Munch installed in the Main Gallery, 1950. Photo: Phillips Collection Archives

On May 28, 1950, a show by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, little known in the United States, opens at the Phillips Gallery. The show features 171 oil paintings and the catalogue is the first substantial English publication on the artist.

Edvard Munch in Gallery D, 1950

Edvard Munch in Gallery D, 1950. Photo: Phillips Collection Archives