Munch Museum (Norwegian: Munch-museet) is an art museum in Oslo, Norway dedicated to the life and works of the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch.
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- ראשון 10:00 - 17:00
- שני 10:00 - 17:00
- שלישי 10:00 - 17:00
- רביעי 10:00 - 17:00
- חמישי 10:00 - 17:00
- שישי 10:00 - 17:00
- שבת 10:00 - 17:00
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
It's amazing to be in a such a unique place. After visit you can just lay down on the grass in front of the Museum and think.
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.