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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
49
Edvard Munch
1895, 91×109 cm
Edvard Munch. Red ivy
19
Edvard Munch
1900, 119.5×121 cm
Edvard Munch. Madonna
58
Edvard Munch
1894, 90×68.5 cm
Edvard Munch. The girl and death
27
Edvard Munch
1894, 30.5×21.6 cm
Edvard Munch. Killer
26
Edvard Munch
1910, 94.5×154 cm
Edvard Munch. The galloping horse
16
Edvard Munch
1912, 148×120 cm
Edvard Munch. Killer on the road
19
Edvard Munch
1919, 110×138 cm
Edvard Munch. Self-portrait on the background wall of the house
13
Edvard Munch
1926, 91.5×73 cm
Edvard Munch. Eye to eye
33
Edvard Munch
1900, 136×110 cm
Edvard Munch. Kiss
57
Edvard Munch
1897, 99×81 cm
Edvard Munch. Anxiety
41
Edvard Munch
1894, 94×74 cm
Edvard Munch. Despair
68
Edvard Munch
1892, 92×67 cm
Edvard Munch. Hands
10
Edvard Munch
1893, 91×77 cm
Edvard Munch. Cupid and Psyche
17
Edvard Munch
1907, 119.5×99 cm
Edvard Munch. Self-portrait beneath a female mask
8
Edvard Munch
1892, 69×43.5 cm
Edvard Munch. Professor Daniel Jacobson
8
Edvard Munch
1909, 204×111.5 cm
Edvard Munch. Two women on the shore
19
Edvard Munch
1906
Edvard Munch. Jens TIIS
2
Edvard Munch
1909, 203×102 cm
Edvard Munch. The smell of death
3
Edvard Munch
1895, 100 cm
Edvard Munch. The arrival of the mail boat
18
Edvard Munch
1890, 98×130 cm
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