Munch Museum, Oslo

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    Edvard Munch

    by Ekahau Written Sep 8, 2014

    When Edvard Munch created this work - Death in the Sickroom – it was remembering the death of his beloved sister, Sophie. Minch’s mother died in 1868, leaving Edvard, who was 5, his three sisters and younger brother the boy's deepest affection resided with Sophie, his older sister. Her death nine years later at age 15, also of tuberculosis, lacerated him for life. Dying, she asked to be lifted out of bed and placed in a chair; Munch, who painted many compositions of her illness and last days, kept that chair until his death. Today you can see Sopie Munch chair in the Munch Museum. Munch talks about the wicker chair "In the same chair as I painted the sick one, I and all my dear ones from my mother on have been sitting winter after winter longing for the sun - until death took them away - I and all my dear ones have paced up and down the floor in anxiety". "I inherited two of mankind's most frightful enemies—the heritage of consumption (TB) and insanity—illness and madness and death were the black angels that stood at my cradle," he wrote.

    at the time of the painting the scream his sister was hospitalized for insanity the Scream was painted in 1893 she died 3 months latter look at his Painting death in a sick room sopie and anxiety sister Sorn

    Ordinary opening hours 2014:
    Monday - Sunday: 11- 17
    Tuesday: Closed

    Summer season 15 June - 30 September:
    Monday - Sunday 10 - 17

    Open guided tours in English in July and August every day at 13:00 (with valid ticket to the museum).

    Admission fee: Adults: 95 NOK Children 19: free

    Oslo Pass: free

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    Munch Museum

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 7, 2013

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    This museum is dedicated to Norway's most famous artist, Edward Munch. Munch is most famous for his painting "Scream" and for an ahead of its time, gothic style. The "Scream" is also famous for having 2 different versions of it stolen from Oslo museums in the last 10 years.

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    Munch Museum

    by Airpunk Written Mar 25, 2013

    One of the most popular museum which has the distction to be home of "The Scream". Together with the Mona Lisa and van Gogh's sunflower paintings, "The Scream" is one of the world's best known paintings. Little do people know that there are four editions of this painting as well as several lithografies. The Munch Museum owns two of the paintings, a third one is in the nearby National Gallery. Other well-known paintings by Munch include "Death of Marat", "Madonna" and "Vampire". His work is seenas pioneering in expressionist art.
    The Munch Museum owns more than 20 000 works by Munch and the exhibition is changed frquently. Therefore, you might see a lot of different exhibits on two separate visits. The well-known work are however always present if they are not on loan to other museums.
    Even though my friend was not a fierce museum goer and I don't consider myself to be an expert on art, we both enjoyed this place. I would recommend it to anyone, even if you are only slightly interested in art. We spent around two hours in the museum, add or take a little depending on your interest in art.

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    Munching on Munch

    by Assenczo Updated Oct 10, 2012

    Munch museum is on the Oslo card scheme and Munch products are much desired so why not visit to check out what the stealing stints were all about. Funny, with his high sensitivity, Munch has predicted a problem in the future so, as if as an insurance policy against oblivion he has created more than one “Scream”. If one original is stolen or ruined there is another specimen for posterity! This undermines a bit its price range but he would have metamorphosed into another world by then so not much to worry there. Warning! Step back and arm yourself with tolerance since this fellow’s paintings reveal a rather disturbed personality. Fare chunk of “understanding” is necessary to accommodate the opinions of his numerous fans and not lump them in the same category. Nevertheless, Munch is a painter who is definitely not for the faint-hearted. The museum extras include a nice cafeteria with outside chairs and bird touts where one can munch on expensive but tasty sandwiches and support art in the process. Moreover, it is located slightly off an area that is taken over by immigrants from the Islamic part of the world which in turn is a must-see “attraction” in the light of recent killings on a mass scale in Oslo. But this seems to be another story, or is it?

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    The Munch Museum, Museums

    by rich_celine Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The painter Edvard Munch (1863 - 1944) has a unique position in the Nordic countries, as one of the pioneers of expressionism. Together with Van Gogh, Munch is regarded as the main source of German Expressionism. After studies in Norway, Edvard Munch spent several years in France and Germany from where he found influences and inspiration. The Munch Museum contains Edvard Munch's bequest to the city of Oslo, a vast collection of his own paintings, drawings and graphic works. Through changing exhibitions, the museum demonstrates the wide scope of his artistic output.

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    The Scream and another paintings

    by gordonilla Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Th Munch Museum is an interesting place to visit - and certainly gives the visitor a better understanding of what Edvard Munch was all about.

    Edvard Munch is considered a pioneer in expressionism, as were artists such as Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh. The Munch Museum's collection consists of 1,100 paitings, 3,000 drawings and 18,000 graphical prints. The exhibitions are changed frequently, and this will in time permit the entire collection to be seen by the public.

    It is away from the city centre and you need to travel by bus or metro - quick journey by both methods.

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    by jonkb Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The museum shows the artwork of Norways best known painter: Edward Munch. I'm not to found of his paintings, but a lot of people find his paintings incredible.

    The entrance fee is 60 NOK (15. oct 2003), but free if you have the Oslo-card.

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    Munch museum

    by Raimix Updated Mar 4, 2011

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    This painter is really interesting with his art. Most favourite painting "The scream" is there too. As I was informed, it was stolen from this museum later.

    I liked his modern art and understanding of life.

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    One of Oslo's Highlights!

    by Donna_in_India Updated Aug 16, 2009

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    I really loved this museum. When Edvard Munch died in 1944 he left all of his art to the city of Oslo. He is Norway’s most famous painter and internationally famous as well. Two of his most famous paintings are The Scream (one of my favorite paintings) and Madonna. Both of these paintings were stolen from the museum in 2004. They were literally taken off the walls and out the door during museum hours. They were recently recovered but there was some damage to them so disappointingly they were being repaired while we were there (end May 2007). Munch did create several versions of the paintings before the final versions so those were at the museum during our visit.

    Because the museum owns literally thousands of paintings, drawings, and prints by Munch, the exhibits are changed frequently. There are also temporary exhibits by other artists.

    Photography is allowed but no flash or tripods.
    Bags and large backpacks must be place in lockers (fee).


    NOK 75,- per person for adults
    NOK 40,- for students, seniors (+67) and children over 7 years old
    Children under 7: Free entrance


    Sept. 1st - May 31st: Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Mondays closed

    June 1st - August 31st: Every day from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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    The Munch Museum

    by imeley Updated Aug 17, 2008

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    Edvard Munch (1863-1944) was a pioneer of Expressionism, together with Paul Gauguin and Vincent Van Gogh. The Munch Museum contains a broad collection of his works. The collection comprises of Edvard Munch's testamentary gifts to the City of Oslo with 11,000 paintings, 3000 drawings and 18,000 graphic prints (source: VisitOslo booklet). My favourite paintings are: "Skrik", "Madonna", "Pikene på Broen".

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    Edvard Munch Museum & nearby Botanical Gardens

    by Lauki Updated Jan 23, 2007

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    A great side trip in Oslo is to hit the Munch museum and then walk the botanical gardens that are across the street at the university. This makes the trip more worth it since the museum is not near the center of town where most of the sites are.
    Sadly, The Scream was stolen and was missing at the time. Coming form the land where museum workers practically scream at you if you get too close (U.S.), I cannot imagine how lax things must have been but now the place is locked down. Good thing too because there is still a lot of great art here. Seeing a one artist museum may not sound that great but it allows you to really learn about them and see his whole career span.
    The gardens make for a nice, relaxing escape from the city.

    Arriving at the last minute! My favorite Scream variation. The biggest painting I've ever seen

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    by call_me_rhia Updated Nov 14, 2006

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    Munch museum is a great museum to learn all about the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch. No, you won't see the famous "scream" painting there (it's at the national gallery), but it should not matter - as everyone has seen it in pictures. In this museum you can see some less famous gems that you may not have seen before, and other better known ones, like the amazing "madonna".

    Entrance is free and the opening hours are as following:

    1 September - 31 May
    Tuesday - Friday: 10-16
    Saturday - Sunday: 11-17
    Monday closed

    1 June - 31 August
    Open every day: 10-18

    The museum is closed Jan. 8th-18th

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  • A dedication to our famous painter Edvard Munch

    by ruffen Updated Sep 26, 2006

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    as of sept 2006 the missing paintings are back
    will only be showed for a short time before repaired (both have gotten some scratches)
    - - - - - between 26 and 30 of september they will be displayed

    A museum dedicated to the work of our famous "Scream" painter Edvard Munch, who lived 1863 - 1944.

    In the basement of the Museeum there is a lot of Munchs drawings, paintings and other stuff from his child hood. I was amazed when I visited it.
    Don't forget to go down and visit it!!!

    First time I visited MM, we were half way in our walk through the museum and my friend said to me "Oh, he was extremely self consious". I had to agree, there was self portraits of him almost everywhere. When we came out of the museum we had to laugh when we saw the poster "Munch; Selfportraits and Landscape Exhibition" hahaha no wonder we found him self consious.

    There is a shop with a lot of different Munch work to buy. (also see e-shop at link).
    Edvard Munch Cafe has also outdoor sitting during summertime.

    R O B B E R Y
    of of the paintings "Skriket "(the Scream) and "Madonna" 22' of august 2004.
    Museum was closed until 18 june 2005.
    NEW; 2 security gates :)
    Shop and cafe is OUTSIDE security!

    -8, 12 & 22th of April: 3 thieves arrestred. No paintings
    -28'th of April: thieves have B U R N E D the paintings! Apparently both police searching this case have this in their report + other criminals in Oslo have said so...
    What a loss!!!!
    -4'th of May; 4'th thief arrested. No paintings. Despite rumors that the paintings might have been burned the police are still hoping to find the paintings
    -1'st of June; reward of 2.000.000 NOK to them who give info to get the paintings back
    -3'rd of June; 5'th thief arrested. No paintings

    -17th December 2005; Still no paintings, 6 thieves will be sued for ca 100.000.000 USD.

    NB - there is another original of "Skriket" at Nasjonalgalleriet (the national Gallery) here in Oslo :-)

    While at Munch Museeum, cross the parking place and walk into the Botanical Garden if you have time.

    Thieves stealing 2 paintings - I stole pic from VG
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  • munch museum

    by samhague Written Jul 24, 2006

    Wonderful experience i can understand how people love to come to this city and the museum, there are loads of things to do and see here. if you get the chance you must see the scream, and do one of the fjord trips as this is spectacular. Its a wonderful city and any traveller would love it!!!!

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    Munch Museum

    by Bernd_L Updated May 29, 2006

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    This museum contains paintings, drawings and graphic works of the famous Norwegian painter Edvard Munch which he gave as a bequest to the city of Oslo.

    Only short time after my visit two of his most famous paintings have been stolen ("Madonna" and "The Cry"). But I swear, I didn't take them ;o).

    Munch's painting
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