Fiona Tan. Geography of Time

Press Releases   •   Aug 31, 2015 09:14 BST

​870 private photographs from Sydney, Tokyo and London, ten pairs of twins on Gotland, and a portrait of Rembrandt’s illegitimate daughter. Using photography and video, Fiona Tan explores the nature of memory and identity.


Spectacular strips: comics in architecture, architecture in comics

Press Releases   •   Aug 31, 2015 09:10 BST

Colourful fantasy worlds full of speech bubbles and motion lines. Buildings with human characteristics, and invisible architecture. “Architecture in Comic-Strip Form”, the new autumn exhibition at the National Museum – Architecture, examines the relationship between the medium of the comic strip and architecture to reveal an aspect of the architectural discipline that few people are aware of.


​Hannah Ryggen. Weaving the world.

Press Releases   •   Jun 25, 2015 15:34 BST

12.06 − 4.10.2015 – The National Gallery in the National Museum, Oslo 31.10.2015 − 06.03. 2016 – Moderna Museet, Malmø The National Gallery in Oslo has this summer a major exhibition of the Swedish-Norwegian visual artist Hannah Ryggen (1894-1970). It include works from her entire oeuvre, with an emphasis on tapestries from the 1930s pertaining to her political and social engagement.


Premiere of Sverre Fehn’s breathing balloon pavilion

Press Releases   •   Jun 02, 2015 11:19 BST

“Ode to Osaka” is this year’s summer exhibition at the National Museum – Architecture. The exhibition explores Sverre Fehn’s competition design for the Nordic Pavilion at the World Expo in Osaka in 1970.


The Beauty and Brutality of the City

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2015 07:38 BST

Carlos Garaicoa has participated in all the major international art biennials, and is one of the most acclaimed Cuban artists on the international art scene. The National Museum is proud to present Scandinavia’s first solo exhibition by this artist: “Carlos Garaicoa. The Politics and Poetry of Space”.


Poor Art – Rich Legacy

Press Releases   •   Mar 11, 2015 14:43 GMT

The exhibition “Poor Art – Rich Legacy: Arte Povera and Parallel Practices 1968–2015” is based on some of the most significant works from the Norwegian National Museum’s collection of contemporary art.


Contemporary Embroidery in The National Museum from 22 February

Press Releases   •   Jan 30, 2015 10:05 GMT

In recent years, embroidery has been taken up again and discussed in contemporary art, thereby showing that preconceived notions should be reassessed. The National Museum’s new exhibition “The Needle’s Eye: Contemporary Embroidery”, to be displayed at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design from 22 February to 16 May 2015, may well be a step in that direction.


The Magic North: national heritage meets international symbolism

Press Releases   •   Jan 26, 2015 10:17 GMT

The National Gallery kicks off its 2015 season with an exhibition that focuses on themes such as mythology, existential vulnerability, national identity, and unspoilt nature. “The Magic North” features nineteenth-century fin-de-siècle highlights from the collections of the Finnish National Gallery Ateneum and the National Museum. The exhibition will be shown in Helsinki in summer 2015.


New exhibition series: Rameau’s Nephews. Sofie Berntsen and Karl Holmqvist

Press Releases   •   Nov 06, 2014 12:10 GMT

Sofie Berntsen and Karl Holmqvist will kick off the new exhibition series Rameau’s Nephews at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The series will showcase a young Norwegian contemporary artist in dialogue with a conversation partner. Rameau’s Nephews. Sofie Berntsen and Karl Holmqvist is on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art from 7 November 2014 to 8 March 2015.


Romantic Landscapes: Dahl and Friedrich

Press Releases   •   Oct 06, 2014 07:13 BST

“Dahl and Friedrich. Romantic Landscapes” represents a dialogue between the artists Johan Christian Dahl and Caspar David Friedrich. The exhibition presents works from a key period of their lives, when they found their themes and motifs and developed their artistic mastery.

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The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Norway

The National Museum holds, preserves, exhibits, and promotes public knowledge about, Norway's most extensive collections of art, architecture and design. The Museum's exhibition venues in Oslo are the National Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Museum – Architecture, and the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design. The Museum's programme also includes exhibitions that tour both within and beyond Norway's borders.


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