​Tori Wrånes to hold her first major solo exhibition in Norway at The National Museum.

Press Releases   •   Apr 07, 2017 10:51 BST


In the post-World War II era, the United States rose to the forefront of Western art: The Great Graphic Boom at the National Gallery

Press Releases   •   Mar 01, 2017 09:25 GMT

The National Museum’s new exhibition at the National Gallery, “The Great Graphic Boom. American Prints 1960–1990”, focuses on a largely unknown dimension of this American breakthrough, namely its keen interest in the graphic arts. “The Great Graphic Boom” opens on 3 March and will run until 28 May 2017.


The National Museum focus on documentary and portrait photography: From the American pioneers of social documentary to Torbjørn Rødland’s emotional imagery, via Vibeke Tandberg’s and Cindy Sherman’s explorations of identity.

Press Releases   •   Feb 13, 2017 09:43 GMT

The exhibition “SNAP: Documentary and Portrait Photography from the Collection” will showcase photographic art ranging from the genre’s nineteenth-century infancy until today’s neo-conceptual offerings. A press preview will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Wednesday 15 February at 11:00 a.m. To register, please contact Press Manager Elise Lund at


The National Museum’s new director is Karin Hindsbo

Press Releases   •   Feb 06, 2017 08:55 GMT

Karin Hindsbo (42) will succeed Audun Eckhoff as museum director of the National Museum for a term of six years. Hindsbo comes directly from the position as director of KODE Art Museums of Bergen. She takes over Eckhoff’s position on the 1st of June, 2017.


​A dialogue between Lina Bo Bardi and Sverre Fehn in The National museum - Architecture in parallel with “The Norwegian Glasshouse” exhibition.

Press Releases   •   Jan 19, 2017 09:56 GMT

Lina Bo Bardi’s iconic glasshouse in São Paulo, Casa de Vidro from 1952, will be presented inside Sverre Fehn’s glass Pavilion from 2008. This juxtaposition of Bo Bardi and Fehn sets up a dialogue between two architects. The exhibition also includes new commissioned works by the German artist Veronika Kellndorfer featuring images of Casa de Vidro. The exhibition curator is Markus Richter.


New exhibition at the National Museum puts select works of art under a microscope: How the museum determined that A Man Fishing was a genuine Courbet

Press Releases   •   Nov 08, 2016 10:08 GMT

The National Museum has recently carried out research on the provenance of A Man Fishing by Gustave Courbet, and uncovered reliable evidence that the museum’s painting was executed by the artist himself. This mystery is what the “Under the Microscope: Gustave Courbet” exhibition at the National Gallery is all about. The exhibition opens on 18 November and will run until 5 February 2017.


Lawrence Weiner artwork lights up the perimeter fence of the new National Museum and the Nesodd ferry

Press Releases   •   Oct 31, 2016 06:14 GMT

The National Museum, OSLO PILOT and Statsbygg in collaboration with the ferry services Norled and Ruter are pleased to present a commissioned work by the internationally renowned New York-based artist Lawrence Weiner.


​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 ( 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.

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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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