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Experience Le Corbusier as a graphic artist for the first time since 1966!

Experience Le Corbusier as a graphic artist for the first time since 1966!

Press Releases   •   Oct 10, 2018 12:44 BST

The exhibition“Le Corbusier – Lithography” opens 11.10 in the Vault at the National Museum – Architecture, where lithographs from the final years of Le Corbusier’s life will be on display. These works were the highlights of the major commemorative exhibition of Le Corbusier at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in 1966, the year after his death, and now shown for the first time since then.

​Exhibition on Le Corbusier’s new direction as an artist and architect

​Exhibition on Le Corbusier’s new direction as an artist and architect

Press Releases   •   Oct 09, 2018 08:47 BST

Villa Stenersen, which is one of the National Museum’s exhibition venues, shows the exhibition “Le Corbusier by the Sea” from 5 May. The exhibition explores Le Corbusier’s work as an artist in the period 1926–36 by presenting reproductions of his most important paintings, sketches and drawings. During these years, Le Corbusier travelled every summer to Le Piquey on the coast of southwest France.

Major Harald Sohlberg exhibition at the National Gallery in the National Museum of Norway

Major Harald Sohlberg exhibition at the National Gallery in the National Museum of Norway

Press Releases   •   Sep 14, 2018 13:22 BST

Harald Sohlberg’s famously " Winter Night in the Mountains" has captivated viewers for over a century now. This autumn, the National Museum will display around sixty of the artist’s most famous paintings, in addition to a number of drawings, sketches, and prints. We invite the media to a preview in the exhibition , 27 Sept. at 11:00 a.m. To register, contact elise.lund@nasjonalmuseet.no.

New book and exhibition in the National Museum  about the world’s most important room - The Security Council Chamber.

New book and exhibition in the National Museum about the world’s most important room - The Security Council Chamber.

Press Releases   •   Jun 12, 2018 09:04 BST

Norwegian architecture, design, and works of art inform the room where some of the most critical decisions of our time are made, namely the Security Council Chamber at the UN Headquarters in Manhattan, which will now be the focus of a new book and exhibition. Advance viewing and book presentation for the press: Wednesday, 13 June, 11:00, the National Museum – Architecture, Bankplassen 3.

​Invitation to a press viewing of “Gerhard Munthe. Enchanted Design” in the National Gallery

​Invitation to a press viewing of “Gerhard Munthe. Enchanted Design” in the National Gallery

Press Releases   •   May 28, 2018 12:56 BST

Time: Wednesday, 6 June, 11:00 a.m. This summer, the National Gallery will be used to showcase over 230 works of design and decorative art by Gerhard Munthe (1849–1929). Munthe was one of Europe’s foremost Art Nouveau artists around 1900, and his Viking-inspired imagery and vibrant colours resonate today as well. To attend,please contact Press Manager Elise Lund (elise.lund@nasjonalmuseet.no).

​Museum Work exhibition featuring Dag Erik Elgin at the National Gallery.

​Museum Work exhibition featuring Dag Erik Elgin at the National Gallery.

Press Releases   •   May 07, 2018 08:10 BST

This summer, visitors will be treated to a surprising and somewhat unusual exhibition on the first floor of the National Gallery. Artist Dag Erik Elgin paitings will be showcased in a dialogue with some of the National Museum’s most famous works of art. The exhibition opens 25 May, and the press are invited to a preview on Wednesday, 23 May, upon request. Museum Work will run until 9 September.

​ A new exhibition at the National Museum – Architecture asks:  What characterizes good housing?

​ A new exhibition at the National Museum – Architecture asks: What characterizes good housing?

Press Releases   •   Apr 26, 2018 14:33 BST

Do Oslo’s first-time homebuyers and other house hunters get the quality they pay for as they try to find a home of their own? Have houses and flats gone from being a home to being an investment? Do current housing policies make good housing affordable for people with normal incomes? These are some of the questions the “House Viewing” exhibition, which opened on 27 April, tries to answer.

​Exhibition on Le Corbusier’s new direction as an artist and architect

​Exhibition on Le Corbusier’s new direction as an artist and architect

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2018 13:52 BST

Villa Stenersen, which is one of the National Museum’s exhibition venues, will show the exhibition “Le Corbusier by the Sea” from 5 May. The exhibition will explore Le Corbusier’s work as an artist in the period 1926–36 by presenting reproductions of his most important paintings, sketches and drawings. Press preview, 3 May, at 11 a.m. To register, send an e-mail to elise.lund@nasjonalmuseet.no.

​The Grosch Medal 2018 awarded to Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL

​The Grosch Medal 2018 awarded to Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL

Press Releases   •   Mar 20, 2018 09:14 GMT

The National Museum invited the press to attend the award ceremony of the Grosch Medal 2018. The ceremony took place on Thursday, 15 March at 5 p.m. at the National Museum - Architecture. In connection with the award, an exhibition of the prizewinners’ work will be shown in The Vault.

Another Generosity. Nordic Pavilion 16th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia

Press Releases   •   Mar 13, 2018 09:00 GMT

The co-commissioners of the Nordic Pavilion at the Venice architecture biennale are proud to announce that the Finnish architect Lundén Architecture Company has been chosen to design the Nordic contribution to the 2018 International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. Another Generosity, explore new ways of often invisible interactions between the built and natural worlds.

​“Faithless Pictures” discusses the complicated relationship between image and reality over the past four decades.

​“Faithless Pictures” discusses the complicated relationship between image and reality over the past four decades.

Press Releases   •   Jan 22, 2018 11:07 GMT

Until the new National Museum opens in 2020, the National Gallery will also be showing contemporary art. The “Faithless Pictures” exhibition, set to open on 9 February. From Vibeke Tandberg and her staged portraits of herself as a young bride, Hito Steverts search for the past as brothelmodell, to Alfred Jaar’s non-photo about Osama Bin Laden’s death and Mike Bouchet’s pornofragments.

New exhibition in the National Gallery: “Restless Gestures. Works from the Hubert Looser Collection”

Press Releases   •   Jun 13, 2017 09:35 BST

This summer and fall some of the most famous names in American art, will fill the National Gallery. “Restless Gestures. Works from the Hubert Looser Collection”, will show paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints made by such as Willem de Kooning, Cy Twombly, Arshile, Agnes Martin, Ellsworth Kelly and Richard Serra. Preview 22.6 at 11 a.m. Looser will be present during this showing.

Seminar: Take Liberty – visual arts and freedom of expression in Europe

Seminar: Take Liberty – visual arts and freedom of expression in Europe

Press Releases   •   May 15, 2017 08:45 BST

The National Museum and the Oslo Freedom Forum invite you to join us for a seminar discussing the challenges of the state of the visuals arts in Europe today.

Opening on 9 June, this year’s summer exhibition at the National Museum – Architecture asks the following question: What characterizes Norwegian architecture 2011–16?

Opening on 9 June, this year’s summer exhibition at the National Museum – Architecture asks the following question: What characterizes Norwegian architecture 2011–16?

Press Releases   •   May 02, 2017 14:13 BST

The exhibition focuses on five thematic categories: “Dwelling”, “Shelter”, “Transformation”, “Recreation”, and “The heart of the city”. The various projects presented under these banners differ greatly in scope, nature, and approach, but have in common that they have been selected as the most characteristic results of contemporary Norwegian architecture over the past five years.

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

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 elise.lund@nasjonalmuseet.no.

The National Museum’s new director is Karin Hindsbo

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.

​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

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.