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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.

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.

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

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

​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

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?

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

​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

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

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"

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

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

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

​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

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.