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BUILDING IDEAS: New permanent exhibition at the National Museum – Architecture

BUILDING IDEAS: New permanent exhibition at the National Museum – Architecture

Press Releases   •   Sep 16, 2014 09:22 BST

How have architectural theories evolved over the past two hundred years? And how have the methods and styles used by architects influenced and changed our architectural culture and history? These questions form the basis of the National Museum – Architecture’s very first permanent exhibition based on the museum’s own collection, set to open on 19 September.

“A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity”

“A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity”

Press Releases   •   Aug 25, 2014 12:49 BST

Jane Wentworth Associates will become the National Museum’s branding consultant in conjunction with the new museum at Vestbanen in Oslo. JWA has previously worked with institutions such as V&A, Tate, Guggenheim, and the National Gallery of Denmark.

A feast for the eyes to be unveiled at the Museum of Contemporary Art:“An Appetite for Painting: Contemporary Painting 2000–2014”

A feast for the eyes to be unveiled at the Museum of Contemporary Art:“An Appetite for Painting: Contemporary Painting 2000–2014”

Press Releases   •   Aug 20, 2014 09:44 BST

The exhibition “An Appetite for Painting: Contemporary Painting 2000–2014”, set to open at the Museum of Contemporary Art on 12 September, allows the public to experience painting in the contemporary art of thirteen leading international and Norwegian artists. The exhibition will display a total of fifty-three paintings, most of which are recent works from the past three years.

Sverre Fehn’s Venice pavilion drawings to be shown for the first time

Sverre Fehn’s Venice pavilion drawings to be shown for the first time

Press Releases   •   Jun 12, 2014 07:14 BST

Sverre Fehn’s original drawings for the Nordic Pavilion in Venice will be presented alongside Ferruzzi’s gorgeous black-and-white photographs of the building. The exhibition Venice: Fehn’s Nordic Pavilion will be on display 20 June–31 December 2014 at the National Museum – Architecture.

Contemporary artists who take liberty

Contemporary artists who take liberty

Press Releases   •   Apr 03, 2014 07:22 BST

The exhibition “Take Liberty!” features works by artists who express explicit and personal struggles for freedom.

Mette Tronvoll: Portraits of Queen Sonja

Mette Tronvoll: Portraits of Queen Sonja

Press Releases   •   Mar 20, 2014 17:02 GMT

In the summer of 2013, the internationally acclaimed Norwegian fine-art photographer Mette Tronvoll shot a unique photo session with Queen Sonja at Verdens Ende, a seaside landscape at the southern edge of the Oslofjord. The result of their encounter is the series Mette Tronvoll: Portraits of Queen Sonja, now on display in the National Gallery.

Nordic Pavilion at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia:

Nordic Pavilion at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia:

Press Releases   •   Mar 12, 2014 13:08 GMT

In 2014 the National Museum in Norway will be in charge of curating and organizing the Nordic Pavilion at la Biennale di Venezia, in collaboration with the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design in Stockholm.

Solo exhibition of the pioneering sculptor Aase Texmon Rygh

Solo exhibition of the pioneering sculptor Aase Texmon Rygh

Press Releases   •   Mar 04, 2014 09:57 GMT

The exhibition Aase Texmon Rygh: Modernism Forever! is the National Museum’s first solo exhibition of works by the sculptor Aase Texmon Rygh (b. 1925), one of the first abstract modernists in Norwegian sculpture.

Annual Munch Conference: Edvard Munch and Printmaking

Annual Munch Conference: Edvard Munch and Printmaking

Press Releases   •   Nov 13, 2013 07:00 GMT

22 November is the date for the Annual Munch Conference organized by the research project «Munch, Modernity, and Modernism».

Art in architecture – architecture in art

Art in architecture – architecture in art

Press Releases   •   Oct 14, 2013 07:00 BST

How does contemporary art relate to architecture and what role does art play in architecture? This is the question that will be discussed at the National Museum this autumn - in the exhibitions “Louis Kahn – The Power of Architecture” and “Inside Outside Architecture”.

Alternative architecture: We have the juice!

Alternative architecture: We have the juice!

Press Releases   •   Sep 13, 2013 09:30 BST

The architecture exhibition “Far-out Voices” presents a selective insight into the pioneering origins of what we today call green design, revealing links between current notions of “sustainability” and the counter-cultural movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

International conference: Why is painting of interest today?

International conference: Why is painting of interest today?

Press Releases   •   Sep 11, 2013 07:06 BST

An Appetite for Painting - International conference on contemporary painting, 19-20 September at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

KjARTan Slettemark: First comprehensive retrospective exhibition

KjARTan Slettemark: First comprehensive retrospective exhibition

Press Releases   •   Sep 06, 2013 07:00 BST

“KjARTan Slettemark. The art of being art” is the first comprehensive retrospective exhibition since Kjartan Slettemark’s death in 2008. It is also the first major exhibition of Slettemark’s work to be shown in Oslo since his official breakthrough at The Artists’ House in 1982.

Meet Edvard Munch – A new book for young people about Norway’s only “art celebrity”

Meet Edvard Munch – A new book for young people about Norway’s only “art celebrity”

Press Releases   •   Sep 03, 2013 16:00 BST

Who was Edvard Munch? Where did he train to become an artist? What is an artist, actually? How did Munch work? And just how on earth did The Scream become one of the most famous paintings in the world?

International Munch conference in Oslo

International Munch conference in Oslo

Press Releases   •   Aug 27, 2013 07:36 BST

From 18 to 21 September 2013 the international “Edvard Munch and/in Modernism” conference will be held in Oslo. About 100 Munch researchers and others with an interest in Munch from Norway and abroad are expected to attend. The conference is open to all who are interested in Munch.

New National Museum building approved by Norwegian Parliament

New National Museum building approved by Norwegian Parliament

Press Releases   •   Jun 07, 2013 11:35 BST

The Norwegian Parliament has Thursday 6 June approved the construction of a new building to house the National Museum on the site of the former Railway Station West, or Vestbanen, in Oslo. The museum will be Norway’s biggest cultural centre. The new building will profile the National Museum as an art and culture centre of international repute.

Munch 150 – Munch Exhibition of the century in Oslo

Munch 150 – Munch Exhibition of the century in Oslo

Press Releases   •   May 02, 2013 16:25 BST

On 2 June the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design and the Munch Museum are combining forces in Oslo to stage the most comprehensive Munch exhibition ever.

Pop design pioneer and Sonja Henie’s favourite designer

Pop design pioneer and Sonja Henie’s favourite designer

Press Releases   •   Apr 29, 2013 14:27 BST

«Dysthe Design. Swinging 60» honours Sven Ivar Dysthe’s 60-year career as one of Norway’s most prominent designers of the post-war era. With his international orientation, the award-winning designer has distinguished himself in Norwegian design circles. He revolutionised ski bindings and his stackable Laminette chair has achieved sales in excess of 900,000.

Young Norwegian architects meet spring with birdsong and tailored spaces

Young Norwegian architects meet spring with birdsong and tailored spaces

Press Releases   •   Apr 26, 2013 10:46 BST

What characterises the present generation of young Norwegian architects and how are they positioning themselves in Norway and internationally? Who are these architects and what are their concerns? How are they creating and shaping innovative advances, and to what extent will they make their mark on the architecture of the future?

Ida Ekblad with works made in situ in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo!

Ida Ekblad with works made in situ in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo!

Press Releases   •   Apr 10, 2013 12:40 BST

There will be a press conference for the Ida Ekblad exhibition in The largest gallery in Oslo’s Museum of Contemporary Art,Tuesday 23 April at 11 o’clock. The Banksalen room is presently converted into a studio for the artist in the run-up to the opening of her exhibition. A total of almost 30 new works in addition to a number of previously exhibited works, will be shown.Opening 26 April.

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