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Munch Museum (Norwegian: Munch-museet) is an art museum in Oslo, Norway dedicated to the life and works of the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
From the outside it looks like a block of a building, but inside is the universe of Edvard Munch, the artist behind such paintings as "Scream". What I really like about the museum is the rate at which they change their exhibitions. One month it's Munch and Mapplethorpe, the Next it can be Munch and Van Gogh. In their exhibitions they usually compare Munch and his work to the other artist and their work. It's really interesting, and I feel like I learn something new every time, even though I don't visit as often as I should. The museum is perfect on a Sunday before lunch and a glass of wine
What an experience! Since I was a teenager I wanted to visit this Museum. Last summer was my turn to visit this fantastic place of my favorite expressionist.Edvard Munch has a unique position among Nordic painters and is considered a pioneer in expressionism. It's worth it, so worth it. Really. Highly recommended. The Munch Museum has the world's largest collection of Edvard Munch's works. The collection consists of paintings, graphical prints and drawings. The artist left them to the city of Oslo. By constantly changing the exhibitions, the museum presents the variety in his production. You will not find The Scream, Madonna, The Sick Child, and The Dance of Life and other highlight. They are to find in The National Gallery, which is also something you must have seen, if you are interested in art and if you are in Oslo! Enjoy!
A lovely, albeit not huge museum. Saw a great exhibition there recently, comparing Munch's and Gaugain's graphic works and explaining different techniques such as woodcuts or etchings very well. All available in both Norwegian and English. Ok, so The Scream isn't there, but so what? There's more to Munch than the scream. Lovely idea: a workspace where visitors can try to make their own free, take- home Munch- inspired print, under the guidance of two friendly staff. Nice shop, too.
So all of the advertisements for the Munch Museum on the flight over utilized the "scream" painting as it is his most famous work. What they dont tell you is that this museum hosts all his other works, while the famous pieces you come to see are housed at the National Art museum, which was closed by the time we were to go see it. Had we known, we would have gone there instead. If you want to see the vast collection of Munch's works except the most famous one, go here. Otherwise go to the National Museum.
Amazing museum showing off some signature works from munch. The only gripe I have about this museum is this is the first and only museum I've visited in Oslo where you have to go through airport security and the bathrooms are located outside along with the Cafe and shop. You have to reclear security every time you want to take a break. However having said this, the art inside is more than worth the small annoyances.
I didn't like the museum too much. A lot of the works cover the same motive in different art styles. I am personally more interested in pairings and was a bit disappointed in the little amount of paintings and the huge amount of other art pieces.
I like this museum you get a good background about his life and paintings. There was an exposition about munch and gaugien which was nice to compare this artists. The sad thing is that the scream is not present in this museum but in another museum in oslo, you should think that it would be present in the MUNCH museum. Other than that, nice visit.
Interesting to see, however his best works are not in this museum. This one is about learning more about the artist, his life, his evolution as an artist and how he has experimented with different styles etc. I wouldn't totally disregard it, but I wasn't impressed with it either.
Good be better organised (chronically or something like that). I have wished maybe to be more informed about Munch instead of some unnecessary comments and interpretations on the headphones. But in total great art, totally worthy to visit. Somehow touch the soul through love, lust, sickness.. it's life.
Not a lot of different pieces, but enough to make it a worthwhile visit. The paintings are behind glass, but even without touching anything I was asked not to stand so close to one of the paintings. I guess when you get paid to stand in an art gallery all day, you have to have fun somehow.
Great demonstration of human emotions in the form of paintings by Edvard Munch.. especially his paintings on death and melancholy are thought provoking.
This is an amazing collection of the works of Edward Munch. It contains pieces from many parts of his career. They are displayed thoughtfully and with areas so that you can sit and look comfortably. Many of the pieces are haunting, and you discover more the longer you look at them. We were privileged to have a guided tour that made the experience all the richer. The museum is fully accessible by wheelchair. It has a gift shop and a cafe.
We read mixed reviews about it so we weren’t sure if we should go. Some wrote that there were only a few rooms to the museum so you didn’t really get to see much of the collection so it wasn’t worth the cost of admission. Based on a review from the day before we decided to give it a shot. It turned out wonderful! We didn’t get to see The Scream but we did see several of his other well know paintings. There was a booklet you could pickup entering the gallery which had a lot of information on many of the important pieces. It was very informative (and you turn it back in when your done for the next patron so you’re recycling!). An added bonus we also go to watch two videos in the downstairs. One was on Hannah, one of his models he used in many of his works. I don’t know if I’ve ever watched a documentary from the perspective of an artists model. Very interesting!
Nice clean Museum, advertised as having the greatest collection of Munch works which may be true but apparently they rotate their pieces quite often so what we saw was nice but a sliver of their collection. Felt it was too small and too quick to encompass the sheer amount of art they have received from this artist. I've seen other reviewers comment that such paintings as Madonna, the Sick Child or The Dance or Life were not avaialble to see yet it seems I was lucky enough to see them. I'm sure the Norwegians who go often get to experience a bit more, the fullness of Munch's work, sadly as a tourist, that one visit will not be enough. Edit: It seems the Madonna, The Sick Child and Dance of Life are reproductions of the paintings found at the National Gallery
Very nice museum but a bit smaller than we expected. Only temporary exhibition, no permanent collection on show. Good cakes and tea though:)