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The Munch Museum, Oslo

Edvard Munch himself initiated a discussion about a future Munch Museum with Jens Thiis, the director of the National Gallery, back in 1927. The City of Oslo made its decision to build a Munch Museum in 1946. Discussions about where to locate it started from day one. Should it be placed in the Vigeland Park in the Frogner District or downtown behind the Royal Palace? Or maybe it should be built at Grünerløkka, where the artist had spent important years of his childhood?

In the mid-1950s the Oslo City Council decided to build the museum in Tøyen in eastern Oslo. In May 1963, a hundred years after the artist's birth, the museum opened in architects Gunnar Fougner and Einar Myklebust's – by contemporary standards – very modern building.

Source: munchmuseet.no
Exhibitions
Museum's collection
Edvard Munch. Despair
57
Edvard Munch
1892, 92×67 cm
Edvard Munch. Vampire
38
Edvard Munch
1895, 91×109 cm
Edvard Munch. Madonna
45
Edvard Munch
1894, 90×68.5 cm
Edvard Munch. Two women on the shore
13
Edvard Munch
1906
Edvard Munch. Eye to eye
22
Edvard Munch
1900, 136×110 cm
Edvard Munch. Self portrait between clock and bed
3
Edvard Munch
1943, 149.5×120.5 cm
Edvard Munch. A self-portrait. Night wanderer
24
Edvard Munch
1924, 90×68 cm
Edvard Munch. The arrival of the mail boat
15
Edvard Munch
1890, 98×130 cm
Edvard Munch. Working with the child
4
Edvard Munch
1908, 76×90 cm
Edvard Munch. Red ivy
16
Edvard Munch
1900, 119.5×121 cm
Edvard Munch. Kiss
46
Edvard Munch
1897, 99×81 cm
Edvard Munch. Killer
24
Edvard Munch
1910, 94.5×154 cm
Edvard Munch. Landscape. Maridalen near Oslo
6
Edvard Munch
1881, 22×27.5 cm
Edvard Munch. Self-portrait on the background wall of the house
11
Edvard Munch
1926, 91.5×73 cm
Edvard Munch. Anxiety
30
Edvard Munch
1894, 94×74 cm
Edvard Munch. The voice (Summer night)
15
Edvard Munch
1896, 90×119.5 cm
Edvard Munch. The girl and death
20
Edvard Munch
1894, 30.5×21.6 cm
Edvard Munch. Hands
4
Edvard Munch
1893, 91×77 cm
Edvard Munch. Self portrait in hell
2
Edvard Munch
1903, 82×65.5 cm
Edvard Munch. Rose and Amelie
6
Edvard Munch
1893, 78×110 cm
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