​New exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art: “On the Verge: Sidsel Paaske (1937–1980)”. The versatile artist who never held her fire

Press Releases   •   Oct 13, 2016 09:16 BST

“We play while we practise” was Sidsel Paaske’s motto in life. She was always searching for an unvarnished and genuine outlet for her energy outside of the norms of quality. A special press showing will be held on Wedn. 19 Oct., at 11:00 in the Museum of Contemporary Art .To register,contact Press Manager (elise.lund@nasjonalmuseet.no). The regular exhibition opens on Friday, 21 October


NORSK NATUR. Toril Johannessen and Tue Greenfort

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2016 08:00 BST

What does nature mean to you? In the exhibition “NORSK NATUR”, the Norwegian artist Toril Johannessen and the Danish artist Tue Greenfort join forces to discuss nature.


Oslo Architecture Triennale: Where do we belong?

Press Releases   •   Sep 01, 2016 10:58 BST

The 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale presents two main exhibitions. The exhibition “In Residence” at the National Museum – Architecture is shown in parallel with the exhibition “On Residence” at The Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture. The two exhibitions illustrates how our sense of identity and belonging is constantly changing.


​Exhibition on Nordic enthusiasm for the exotic opens 17 June: Japanomania at the National Gallery and the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design

Press Releases   •   Apr 29, 2016 12:44 BST

For the first time ever, an exhibition will focus on the wide-ranging Japanese influence on Nordic art and design around 1900. Works by leading Nordic artists such as Gerhard Munthe, Bruno Liljefors, Helene Schjerfbeck, and Oda Krohg will be presented alongside works by European pioneers such as Monet, Gauguin, and van Gogh. An advance viewing for the press will be held on Thursday, 16 June.


The architect Lars Backer - The breakthrough of Modernism in Norway

Press Releases   •   Mar 18, 2016 09:57 GMT

With his designs for Skansen Restaurant, Ekeberg Restaurant and the Horn Building, the architect Lars Backer brought the International Style in architecture to Norway. The exhibition “Lars Backer – architect. A pioneer of Norwegian Modernism” tells the story of Lars Backer’s life, explains his contribution to Norwegian architecture, and sheds light on the era he lived in.


Silent Revolt: Norwegian Process Art and Conceptual Art in the 1970s and 80s

Press Releases   •   Feb 25, 2016 07:25 GMT

Conceptual art has gained a central position in the international art canon, but has been conspicuously absent in Norwegian art history. With “Silent Revolt” the National museum aims to reassess the view of conceptual art as a vacuum in our recent history.


The marine painting will now be dominating at the National Gallery: "Along the Coast. Gude and his students around 1870"

Press Releases   •   Feb 11, 2016 11:39 GMT

We have the great pleasure of inviting the media to the preview of this saline exhibition "Along the Coast. Gude and his students around 1870" on Thursday February 18th at 11:00 a.m. at the National Gallery. Registrations to Elise Lund, Media and Press Manager: elise.lund@nasjonalmuseet.no


Villa Tugendhat: The most well-preserved example of Mies van der Rohe’s early functionalism, and an inspiration for the Norwegian architect Arne Korsmo’s work on Villa Stenersen

Press Releases   •   Feb 03, 2016 11:46 GMT

Villa Tugendhat (1928–30) in the Czech Republic is the most well-preserved example of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s early functionalism. It is regarded as one of the world’s most important manifestations of villa architecture and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The building also likely inspired the Norwegian architect Arne Korsmo’s work on Villa Stenersen (1937–39).


Oslo: The National Museum’s new exhibitions for the 2016 art year

Press Releases   •   Jan 13, 2016 10:34 GMT

Japanomania, Hans Gude’s glittering seas, the breakthrough of functionalism, extreme furniture design, and the multifaceted career of Sidsel Paaske. This is the 2016 art year at the National Museumof Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo:


​The Nordic Participation at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

Press Releases   •   Dec 04, 2015 07:33 GMT

In 2016 ArkDes (Sweden) will be in charge of organizing the Nordic exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia. The international architecture biennale, arranged every two years, is considered the foremost architecture arena in the world in which inspiring ideas and thoughts from architects in more than sixty participating countries are presented as contributions and reflections to the discourse.

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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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