A 125th Anniversary gift from PLU to Tacoma

In honor of PLU’s 125th Anniversary, the university’s gift to Tacoma is sponsoring a Edvard Munch exhibit at the Tacoma Art Museum, starting April 9 and running through July 17th.

Students are admitted free to TAM with their PLU IDs. Bus Route #1 runs directly from campus to TAM. Graduating seniors whose parents are in town for Commencement Week are certainly encouraged to visit the exhibition. This is the final event of PLU’s 125th anniversary celebration.

The Scandinavian Cultural Center hosted two lectures in relation to TAM’s Edvard Munch and the Sea exhibition, and a Juried Student Art Competition inspired by Munch. Please see below for more details on those events. The Student Juried Art show is on view until July 7th in the Scandinavian Cultural Center.

“Munch and Medicine” – Allison Morehead

April 23, 4 p.m., Scandinavian Cultural Center

Allison Morehead from Queen’s University, Associate Professor of Art History, spoke on the topic of “Munch and Medicine,” drawing together her ongoing research as part of an international project entitled, “Munch, Modernism, and Medicine” and the works shown at the Tacoma Art Museum’s exhibition “Edvard Munch and the Sea.” Morehead looked at Munch’s interest in the sea and in medicine and health in works such as “Alpha and Omega” and in his depiction of the New Woman as a nurse.

Morehead also served as guest judge for the student exhibition “Inspired by Munch,” on display in the Scandinavian Cultural Center.

“Dreamscapes: Munch, Memory, and the Sea” – Patricia G. Berman

May 12, 7 p.m., Scandinavian Cultural Center

Patricia Berman, Theodora L. and Stanley H. Feldberg Professor of Art at Wellesly College, gave a lecture entitled “Dreamscapes: Munch, Memory, and the Sea” at the Scandinavian Cultural Center. From 2010-2015, Berman held a faculty position at the University of Oslo (Norway), where she was heavily engaged in research on Edvard Munch, and she has curated several exhibitions focused on his work, including “Edvard Munch and the Modern Work of the Soul” at MoMA in New York City in 2006.

After the lecture, there was a panel discussion with Dr. Sergia Hay and Dr. Thomas Handlan about Munch and Mental Health, in recognition of May as Mental Health Month.

``Students Inspired by Munch``

Juried Student Art Exhibition and Competition

Click on the image below to be taken to information about the PLU students who created art work “Inspired by Edvard Munch and the Sea”, in thanks to TAM for their exhibition.

Painting by Elly Stormer-Vadseth
Sanctuary by Elly Valdseth