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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. Vampire
48
Edvard Munch
1895, 91×109 cm
Edvard Munch. Red ivy
17
Edvard Munch
1900, 119.5×121 cm
Edvard Munch. Killer
25
Edvard Munch
1910, 94.5×154 cm
Edvard Munch. Madonna
54
Edvard Munch
1894, 90×68.5 cm
Edvard Munch. Eye to eye
33
Edvard Munch
1900, 136×110 cm
Edvard Munch. Two women on the shore
18
Edvard Munch
1906
Edvard Munch. The voice (Summer night)
17
Edvard Munch
1896, 90×119.5 cm
Edvard Munch. Cupid and Psyche
17
Edvard Munch
1907, 119.5×99 cm
Edvard Munch. Self-portrait on the background wall of the house
12
Edvard Munch
1926, 91.5×73 cm
Edvard Munch. The smell of death
3
Edvard Munch
1895, 100 cm
Edvard Munch. Self portrait between clock and bed
3
Edvard Munch
1943, 149.5×120.5 cm
Edvard Munch. Self-portrait
9
Edvard Munch
1882, 26×18.5 cm
Edvard Munch. Despair
65
Edvard Munch
1892, 92×67 cm
Edvard Munch. The girl and death
26
Edvard Munch
1894, 30.5×21.6 cm
Edvard Munch. The galloping horse
15
Edvard Munch
1912, 148×120 cm
Edvard Munch. Portrait Of Friedrich Nietzsche
6
Edvard Munch
1906
Edvard Munch. Kiss
56
Edvard Munch
1897, 99×81 cm
Edvard Munch. The sun
5
Edvard Munch
1913, 162×205 cm
Edvard Munch. Self-portrait with bottle of wine
4
Edvard Munch
1906, 110.5×120.5 cm
Edvard Munch. Self portrait. Night wanderer
31
Edvard Munch
1924, 90×68 cm
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