The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ current exhibit is titled Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch: Love, Loss and the Cycle of Life. It was shown once at the Munch Museum in Oslo and is now on display at the VMFA for its only U.S. exhibition. The exhibit runs through February 20th. I recently sat down to discuss the show with Deborah Solomon, author and art critic for WNYC in New York, who is currently writing Jasper Johns’ biography.
Large contemporary art museums are great places to view and learn about art and artists. But don’t forget about the art museums and galleries hosted at a college or university. These exhibit spaces are more likely to expand your interest on a particular idea or social issue -- providing new information and insight during your visit.