Art History & Art Conservation

Department of Art History & Art Conservation

Dr. Allison Morehead, “Caring & Curing: Edvard Munch in the Clinic, 1908-09,” at the Nordic Museum in Seattle, January 21, 2021.

In conjunction with the Nordic Museum in Seattle’s exhibition of Munch Photographs, Dr. Morehead’s talk on January 21 examines Edvard Munch in the Clinic, 1908-09. Edvard Munch recorded his stay at a private nerve clinic in Copenhagen (1908–09) in numerous photographs, representing himself laid out for a bath, but also dressed and "at work." He photographed, sketched, and painted the clinic's doctor, as well as the nurses, care-workers, and patients who populated his world during his months-long rest cure. This talk explores the world of the clinic through Munch's work, revealing not only one artist's experience, but also a new kind of medical institution for caring and curing.

Posted on January 25th 2021.