The Clark – Imagining Other Worlds, Munch’s Multiverse with Prof. Pat Berman

In association with our exhibit, 'Edvard Munch: Trembling Earth', the Clark Art Institute has hosted a lecture by Wellesley College Art History Professor Pat Berman. The lecture was presented in the Clark’s auditorium on August 19, 2023. Through his visual art and his writings, Munch offered speculation about alternative worlds, those that animate the tangible world on Earth as well as forces in the larger universe. In an era in which science fiction matured as a genre, a variety of radiant energies were studied by astronomers, and mediumistic communication had entered popular belief, Munch's "trembling earth" was suspended in a web of otherworldliness. Art historian and Professor of Art History at Wellesley College Pat Berman takes us on a tour of these imaginary worlds.

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