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A New Museum Dedicated to Norwegian Artist Munch Opened Today in the Oslo City

22.10.2021
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New Museum Oslo City

A new Munch Museum opened today in the Norwegian city of Oslo. The old Munch Museum, which is still in operation, is located in a residential suburb away from other museums and attractions.

The new 13-story building dedicated to the Norwegian artist Munch is located in the center of Oslo. The building was designed by the Spanish architectural bureau Estudio Herreros. The height of the structure is 57 meters, and it is five times larger than the current Edward Munch Museum. The new building has 26 thousand square meters of exhibition space, and on the top floor, there is an observation deck.

Norwegian Artist New Museum

The top of the building slopes slightly forward towards the historic center of Oslo. According to the idea of ​​the authors of the project, such an unusual shape symbolizes a welcome gesture and is an invitation to visit the museum at any time of the day. Metallic aluminum surfaces of the building reflect light that changes with the time of day and season. Recycled materials were used in the construction of the museum.

A New Museum Dedicated to Edvard Munch Opened Today in Norway

The institution has 11 exhibition halls for 26,700 works including large-scale murals. There are cozy rooms for the demonstration of small works, and dimensional paintings will be placed in galleries with a ceiling height of up to seven meters. In the lobby of the building, one part of the space is reserved for retail space, the other is intended for visitors’ recreation and various events. Concerts, lectures, and masterclasses will be also held. The restaurant will be located on the top floor.

Munch Museum in Oslo opened today

The new Munch Museum will exhibit the world’s largest collection of the artist’s work, including one of two versions of his painting The Scream. It is also planned to hold exhibitions of Norwegian and foreign painters and graphic artists.

Starting from October 22 to January 2, 2022, two floors will be dedicated to the exhibition Tracey Emin / Edvard Munch: The Loneliness of the Soul. It is dedicated to the influence of Munch on the work of contemporary British artist.

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