The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo

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Focusing mainly on Norwegian artwork, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design boasts the country's largest collection of paintings, sculptures, and other art open to the public. Originally founded in 1842, the museum's holdings emphasize works from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Wander the halls and view paintings from famous European artists including El Greco, Renoir, Monet, and Picasso. The museum showcases other media besides as well, including exhibitions on photography, videography, manuscripts, and contemporary forms of expression. Don't miss the well-known piece "The Scream," painted by native Norwegian Edvard Munch. Use our Oslo itinerary planner to arrange your visit to The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design and other attractions in Oslo.
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  • The national gallery is indeed impressive and of a scale that makes it competitive to other galleries globally. Paintings and arts mainly from Norway but also all over he world. Must see if you are in...  more »
  • if you like the classic paintings this is a place for you, here you will see also the one version of the famous work of Mounk,Skrik in Norwigian 
  • It was nice to get acquainted with the works of Norwegian artists. Northern landscapes are good! Also in the gallery are the famous Edvard Munch, as well as the work of French Impressionists. Has pleased a small Hall with Russian icons, as well as a room with the statue and painting)
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  • Excellent gallery. The upper level is presented in chronological order with each room representing a time period and/or type of art making a visit easily accessible. Each room has a short description of the art pieces. It's sufficient information without overwhelming visitors with text on the art pieces. I did like that the art pieces went back to Greek/Roman sculptures and eventually lead to the famous Edward Munch paintings and then continued onwards.
  • It's a very complete museum. The permanent part covers very well the different periods, it's very well organised and easy to follow. In the temporary part there was a Collections of masterpieces inspired to the Japanese culture. I haven't honestly seen a really connection among a lot of them. It looks like more an excuse to keep together several great artists, but a lot of the masterpieces were beautiful and I enjoyed this part too.
  • Great museum with great paintings of many famous painers such as Munch, Mone, Picasso, Gaugin, etc. Original first version of "Scream" painting by Munch and "Madonna" is also here.
  • Excellent museum! A lot of fine masterpieces of a couple of the best painters and sculpters! Including The Scream of Edvard Munch. But also Jan Steen, Picasso, Rodin, Jan van der Heyden, Jacob van Ruisdael, Tidemand & Gude and Sohlberg. Really glad I visited! Take your time too look at the pieces in great awe, and take your time to visit. Don't think you must rush. A couple of hours is really needed to look at it all. But if you want to take more time, a whole day can also be spend here!! No problem. They have a really large collection!
  • A nice little quiet museum in Oslo. I was surprised of small it is (like is it over?) and so quiet if we compare to others around the old continent..Good collection with some of the most famous painters of europe... but not their most famous artworks..including sculptors. I think it's to expensive for the offer.. But it's just me.