The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web
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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  • There are of course international paintings but a lot of representativ Norwegian arts are there .Most popular work of Munch is also here. And the building it self is historical. The cafe is aolso nice...  read more »
  • Oslo´s Nasjonalgalleriet is to be incorporated into a vast Nasjonalmuseum (including contemporary art, arts handicrafts etc.), which is being built behind the Nobel Peace Prize Centre, so make sure th...  read more »
  • I went here after spending a couple hours the previous day at the Munch Museum, which doesn't clearly advertise the fact that they don't have a color painting of the classic, Scream. MM only has avail...  read more »
  • Small gallery but well worth the visit. The lighting and presentation of the works are well done. If you can get in early, go straight up to room 19 (upstairs, turn right, watch room numbers) and spend some time with Munch's paintings. Large tour groups are a minus, but that's true everywhere. The gallery's special exhibit of Japanese and Japanese-influenced art is very beautiful and engaging. It's too bad they won't let you take photos in the special exhibit area. (There's no such restriction in the rest of the gallery.) Free on Thursdays!
  • 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 nt their most famous artworks..including sculptors.
  • A small but nicely organised gallery. The gallery looses a start for not advertising that "The Scream" was away for a technical analysis until after we paid to enter. Entry was only ~£8 or NOK 100.
  • Definitely worth a visit and only 50 NOK. The ground floor had a collection of Gude paintings. The first floor was personally closer to what I appreciate: a very nice collection of Norwegian paintings over the centuries with just the right amount of information on changing influences for those who don’t know much about Norwegian art. You walk a route that takes you step by step through time, starting at early Roman influences and ending with contemporary art.
  • You would maybe expect The Scream, Dance of Life and Madonna of Edvard Munch to be in the Munch Museum at another place in Oslo, but actually they are found here in the National Gallery. At the moment of my visit they had an exhibition upstairs and one on the ground floor. The "Munch room" was upstairs. The ground floor exhibition didn't really appeal to me, but that's personal flavour of course. The people in the museum are very kind and overall it's a nice national gallery.
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