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​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.

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

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

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.

Oslo: Fiona Tan. Geography of Time

Oslo: Fiona Tan. Geography of Time

Press Releases   •   Sep 14, 2015 07:04 BST

​870 private photographs from Sydney, Tokyo and London, ten pairs of twins on Gotland, and a portrait of Rembrandt’s illegitimate daughter. Using photography and video, Fiona Tan explores the nature of memory and identity.

Oslo: The National Museum’s autumn programme: Fiona Tan, Anna-Eva Bergman, comic strips, and much more

Oslo: The National Museum’s autumn programme: Fiona Tan, Anna-Eva Bergman, comic strips, and much more

Press Releases   •   Sep 07, 2015 12:30 BST

​This autumn the National Museum is offering five new exhibitions in Oslo. The selection ranges from the internationally renowned artist Fiona Tan and comic strips to five centuries of woodcuts.

Fiona Tan. Geography of Time

Fiona Tan. Geography of Time

Press Releases   •   Aug 31, 2015 09:14 BST

​870 private photographs from Sydney, Tokyo and London, ten pairs of twins on Gotland, and a portrait of Rembrandt’s illegitimate daughter. Using photography and video, Fiona Tan explores the nature of memory and identity.

Spectacular strips: comics in architecture, architecture in comics

Spectacular strips: comics in architecture, architecture in comics

Press Releases   •   Aug 31, 2015 09:10 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.

​Hannah Ryggen. Weaving the world.

​Hannah Ryggen. Weaving the world.

Press Releases   •   Jun 25, 2015 15:34 BST

12.06 − 4.10.2015 – The National Gallery in the National Museum, Oslo 31.10.2015 − 06.03. 2016 – Moderna Museet, Malmø The National Gallery in Oslo has this summer a major exhibition of the Swedish-Norwegian visual artist Hannah Ryggen (1894-1970). It include works from her entire oeuvre, with an emphasis on tapestries from the 1930s pertaining to her political and social engagement.

Premiere of Sverre Fehn’s breathing balloon pavilion

Premiere of Sverre Fehn’s breathing balloon pavilion

Press Releases   •   Jun 02, 2015 11:19 BST

“Ode to Osaka” is this year’s summer exhibition at the National Museum – Architecture. The exhibition explores Sverre Fehn’s competition design for the Nordic Pavilion at the World Expo in Osaka in 1970.

The Beauty and Brutality of the City

The Beauty and Brutality of the City

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2015 07:38 BST

Carlos Garaicoa has participated in all the major international art biennials, and is one of the most acclaimed Cuban artists on the international art scene. The National Museum is proud to present Scandinavia’s first solo exhibition by this artist: “Carlos Garaicoa. The Politics and Poetry of Space”.

Poor Art – Rich Legacy

Poor Art – Rich Legacy

Press Releases   •   Mar 11, 2015 14:43 GMT

The exhibition “Poor Art – Rich Legacy: Arte Povera and Parallel Practices 1968–2015” is based on some of the most significant works from the Norwegian National Museum’s collection of contemporary art.

Contemporary Embroidery in The National Museum  from 22 February

Contemporary Embroidery in The National Museum from 22 February

Press Releases   •   Jan 30, 2015 10:05 GMT

In recent years, embroidery has been taken up again and discussed in contemporary art, thereby showing that preconceived notions should be reassessed. The National Museum’s new exhibition “The Needle’s Eye: Contemporary Embroidery”, to be displayed at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design from 22 February to 16 May 2015, may well be a step in that direction.

The Magic North: national heritage meets international symbolism

The Magic North: national heritage meets international symbolism

Press Releases   •   Jan 26, 2015 10:17 GMT

The National Gallery kicks off its 2015 season with an exhibition that focuses on themes such as mythology, existential vulnerability, national identity, and unspoilt nature. “The Magic North” features nineteenth-century fin-de-siècle highlights from the collections of the Finnish National Gallery Ateneum and the National Museum. The exhibition will be shown in Helsinki in summer 2015.

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