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Munch Museum, Oslo

Categories: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.3/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
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. Take a look at our Oslo vacation generator to schedule your visit to Munch Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We were very excited but uninformed because that day they were in maintenance the main rooms and was only enabled a small :(
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  • Visited this on a Friday afternoon. Disappointed as only 15 paintings and three larger works on display. They were between major exhibits of Jasper Johns and Joon, still, very minimal display and in a...  read more »
  • The actual location of the Munch Museum is amid one of the most scenic areas of the city centre (across the street from the Botanical Gardens) and easily accessible by subway (Toyen Station). However,...  read more »
  • This art museum has rather nice lay out of the art presented. I do suggest it highly, but it is a bit small but rather nice if you take a really close look at the art. I don't suggest you bring your kids for there are sexual references and it could be a bit boring for them. Though its just a suggestion if you think your child is mature enough then please don't hesitate to bring them along. It is a rather fun experience and they have a small but lovely cafe.
  • I was really there to see mostly works of Munch not 1/2 1/2 (if not more) work by Mapplethorpe. Disappointed that quite a few more renown paintings weren't there. Small gallery really. Best part was the video/film about Munch before entering the main space.
  • We saw the Munch Mapplethorpe exhibit here. It is interesting to see how the museum pairs munch with other artists to make connections. Some of the Mapplethorpe is s & m related, so beware if you are squeamish about gay sex and nudity. The famed scream is not here but at the National museum. If your intent is to view this one painting, check to see where it is first.
  • If you want to see the paintings of Edvard Munch, this is the place to go. I agree with other reviewers that a larger space would be wonderful, but in the meantime this has pieces you cannot see anywhere else in a pleasant setting.
  • Very dissapointing. They dont show his most famous arts.
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