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Munch Museum, Oslo

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Delve into the life and times of one of Norway's most famous artists at Munch Museum, which houses the world's largest collection of Edvard Munch's works--a total of 28,000 pieces. Get a glimpse of the artist's personal life and inner spirit by visiting the belongings, tools, and sketches that formed the basis for some of his works. Join a guided tour of the museum (offered in English), to learn more about specific pieces of art, Munch's psyche, and the context of the Expressionist movement as a whole. Be sure to check the museum's website for information regarding special exhibits and temporary displays. Discover how to plan a Oslo trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Not - found the most important and famous images of Munch here but in the National Gallery. Almost only sketches and second-rate paintings appear in large, poorly heated and pitch black halls. Audio guide only Norwegian and English. Centre distance location, inflated ticket price. -Very worthwhile, however, the nearby botanical garden with historic greenhouses (admission free).
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  • A selection of Munch's work , mainly lithographs, with additional work by other artists to support. Hands on lino printing area too - great for adults and children alike. Whilst you are in the area, t...  more »
  • The same Museum there presents a very substantial collection so that you can familiarize yourself with any decent information, and admire the true works of art.
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  • From the outside it looks like a block of a building, but inside is the universe of Edvard Munch, the artist behind such paintings as "Scream". What I really like about the museum is the rate at which they change their exhibitions. One month it's Munch and Mapplethorpe, the Next it can be Munch and Van Gogh. In their exhibitions they usually compare Munch and his work to the other artist and their work. It's really interesting, and I feel like I learn something new every time, even though I don't visit as often as I should. The museum is perfect on a Sunday before lunch and a glass of wine
  • What an experience! Since I was a teenager I wanted to visit this Museum. Last summer was my turn to visit this fantastic place of my favorite expressionist.Edvard Munch has a unique position among Nordic painters and is considered a pioneer in expressionism. It's worth it, so worth it. Really. Highly recommended. The Munch Museum has the world's largest collection of Edvard Munch's works. The collection consists of paintings, graphical prints and drawings. The artist left them to the city of Oslo. By constantly changing the exhibitions, the museum presents the variety in his production. You will not find The Scream, Madonna, The Sick Child, and The Dance of Life and other highlight. They are to find in The National Gallery, which is also something you must have seen, if you are interested in art and if you are in Oslo! Enjoy!
  • A lovely, albeit not huge museum. Saw a great exhibition there recently, comparing Munch's and Gaugain's graphic works and explaining different techniques such as woodcuts or etchings very well. All available in both Norwegian and English. Ok, so The Scream isn't there, but so what? There's more to Munch than the scream. Lovely idea: a workspace where visitors can try to make their own free, take- home Munch- inspired print, under the guidance of two friendly staff. Nice shop, too.
  • If you are a student of art of just appreciate beautiful imagery you must stop here. Truly a master.
  • So all of the advertisements for the Munch Museum on the flight over utilized the "scream" painting as it is his most famous work. What they dont tell you is that this museum hosts all his other works, while the famous pieces you come to see are housed at the National Art museum, which was closed by the time we were to go see it. Had we known, we would have gone there instead. If you want to see the vast collection of Munch's works except the most famous one, go here. Otherwise go to the National Museum.
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