The Art of Murder

In an 1827 essay titled "On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts", Thomas De Quincey satirised the aesthetic appreciation of murder. It is a subject that has fascinated artists since early depictions of the murder of Abel by his brother Cain. As shown by the enduring popularity of crime novels and video games, our fixation with murder and the way in which it is documented is alive and well. Made up of the MIA's permanent collection of graphic arts and photography, this exhibition grapples with our very primal captivation with the ultimate crime.

 
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  • Minnesota
  • Saturday, 19 July 2014
  • Sunday, 08 March 2015
  • January, February, March, October, November, December