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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.

​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 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

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. .

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.

New exhibition series: Rameau’s Nephews. Sofie Berntsen and Karl Holmqvist

New exhibition series: Rameau’s Nephews. Sofie Berntsen and Karl Holmqvist

Press Releases   •   Nov 06, 2014 12:10 GMT

Sofie Berntsen and Karl Holmqvist will kick off the new exhibition series Rameau’s Nephews at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The series will showcase a young Norwegian contemporary artist in dialogue with a conversation partner. Rameau’s Nephews. Sofie Berntsen and Karl Holmqvist is on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art from 7 November 2014 to 8 March 2015.

Romantic Landscapes: Dahl and Friedrich

Romantic Landscapes: Dahl and Friedrich

Press Releases   •   Oct 06, 2014 07:13 BST

“Dahl and Friedrich. Romantic Landscapes” represents a dialogue between the artists Johan Christian Dahl and Caspar David Friedrich. The exhibition presents works from a key period of their lives, when they found their themes and motifs and developed their artistic mastery.

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.

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.

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.