​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.


A journey into Anna-Eva Bergman’s graphic universe

Press Releases   •   Nov 04, 2015 06:56 GMT

The Fondation Hartung Bergman in Antibes has donated 154 of Anna-Eva Bergman’s graphic works to the National Museum. This exceptional gift has prompted the “Anna-Eva Bergman. A Graphic Universe” exhibition that is set to open to the general public on 13 November at the Museum of Contemporary Art.


Major Showing of Woodcuts at the National Museum from Albrecht Dürer to Edvard Munch

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2015 08:02 GMT

The “Impressions: Five Centuries of Woodcuts” exhibition, set to open on 6 November at the National Gallery, will showcase a wide array of Norwegian and international woodcuts. We welcome you to attend an advance press showing on Wednesday, 4 November, 11:00, at the National Gallery.Exquisitely executed Japanese colour woodcuts from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries will also be shown. .


Spectacular strips: comics in architecture, architecture in comics

Press Releases   •   Sep 30, 2015 08:02 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.

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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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