Munch Museum

Munch Museum is the art museum dedicated to the great Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. The museum opened its doors in 1963 as a commemoration of 100 years since his death.

Munch donated all his works before his death to the state and the museum has all these valuable pieces. Currently, the museum also contains works of other great Norwegian artists and some of the largest collections of paintings are the 1200 ones, the 18000 Staple, six sculptures, and more than 2,000 books. Munch Art Museum is one of the most impressive around Norway, and this is the main reason why millions of tourists visit it annually.

Located in the south of the Botanical Garden in Oslo, at Tøyengate No. 53, the Munch Museum contains a collection of works of drawing, painting, graphic art and sculpture belonging to Edvard Munch (born in 1863 and died in 1944), the largest Norwegian painter.

All stages of creative works reflect the artist. Munch’s work features are fantasies about life and death, northern melancholy and a mystical feeling for nature.

The museum organizes exhibitions devoted to particular aspects of artistic activity and is involved in other exhibitions in Norway and abroad.

In an annex of the museum there are rooms for study and research and restoration department. Also, from time to time, the museum organizes other events (eg concerts). In the courtyard of the museum there is a sculpture by Naum Gabo.

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