The Museum’s Department of Modern Painting was organising art study days in connection with the temporary exhibition on Edvard Munch. Aimed at students and teachers, as well as the general public, they took a new look at Munch’s work as well as vindicating his status as one of the founders of modernity.

The papers delivered over the course of these two days by Spanish and foreign experts – including Guillermo Solana, the Museum’s artistic director, and Paloma Alarcó, chief curator of Modern Painting and one of the curators of the show – examinated aspects such as the Norwegian artist’s life, his role in symbolism and expressionism, and the themes expressed in his works, among others.