The Munch museum holds the biggest collection of works completed by the artist Edvard Munch. Before Munch passed away in 1944, he donated all of the paintings that he possessed to the city of Oslo. Almost a 100 years after he was born, the Munch Museum was opened.
The museum was designed by Einar Myklebust and Gunnar Fougner. It is located on the east side of the city near the Toyenparken. This is where Edvard Munch grew up.
In the year 1994, the Munch-museet was enlarged and completely renovated. This was the 50th anniversary of the artist’s death.
The collection at the museum is quite extensive. There are 1100 painting, 17000 prints, and 4500 drawings located here. The museum offers the main works from each period from his productive life as an artist. This includes different versions of The Scream. From 1894, there is the worrying Anxiety, from 1896, the Young Woman at the Shore, and from 1897 the Kiss. At any point in time some of the works may be loaned out to other art museums. Not all of the pieces are displayed during the same times.
The museum offers 1888 square meters of space for exhibitions. There is an extremely rich collection to draw from, which means that there is never a time when there is not enough of the artist’s works to be able to show a detailed account of his work and his life. Regularly there are special exhibitions that present new perspectives of his art.
Munch-museet Photo Gallery
Munch-museet video guide
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