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Norsk Folkemuseum is Norway’s largest museum of cultural history. The160 buildings in the Open-Air Museum represent different regions in Norway, different time periods, as well as differences between town and country, and social classes. The Gol Stave Church dating from 1200 is one of five medieval buildings at the museum. The contemporary history is presented through exhibitions and documentation projects. Permanent indoor exhibitions include folk art, folk costumes, toys and Sami culture. There is also a variety of temporary exhibitions and audience programs all year round.
Edvard Munch's Sister
She was Edvard Munch’s little sister, Inger Munch, and she was so excited by the river Akerselva that she photographs it from start to end. This pictures became a book published in 1934. She wrote in the book: “When my brother spent his Earliest youth year in Fossveien 7, part of his first paintings from the view and surrounding area is included in the book. “
Edvard Munch wrote when he received a copy of the book: “Dear Inger – Thank you for Akerselven. It looks very pretty. Congratulations with the success.”
(Photo: Inger Munch, Lower Foss / Oslo Museum)
The Munch Museum
The National Gallery
Bridal Procession on the Hardangerfjord Gude & Tiedemand
With more than 4,000 paintings, 1,000 sculptures and nearly 50,000 works on paper, the National Gallery’s art collection is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging in Norway, and one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe. The public is invited on a journey through art history from antiquity to 1950, with an emphasis on Norwegian art after 1800.
The exhibition presents a chronological overview of more than 300 Norwegian and international masterpieces from the Renaissance, the Baroque period, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Symbolism, Cubism and modern abstract art. Special attention is devoted to paintings by J.C. Dahl and Romanticism, Christian Krohg and Realism, Edvard Munch’s renowned works, as well as Norwegian evocative painting from the turn of the last century.
Tjuvholmen - Thief's Isle
Tjuvholmen (Thief’s Isle) is located on a peninsula sticking out from Aker Brygge into the Oslofjord. It is located east of Filipstad and south of Vika. At the tip of the peninsula, next to the sculpture park, is an outdoor bathing area. The water leads out to the Inner Oslofjord. The area was bought by the shipyard Akers Mekaniske Verksted in the mid 19th century, who planned to build a drydock there. Instead, it was bought by the municipality. It is part of the Fjord City urban renewal program. This program has seen the opening of several art galleries, amongst them the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art and the Gallery Haaken. Tjuvholmen skulpturpark, next to the museum, was created by Renzo Piano.
Nobel Peace Center - Generation Wealth
Documentary photographer Lauren Greenfield grew up in Venice, a very rough Los Angeles neighbourhood in the ‘70s and ‘80s. In the early 1990s, she started taking photographs of kids from private schools, where the social mores of Hollywood’s privately educated teens were defined and shaped by lavish parties, expensive cars and designer handbags. She eventually realised that the thirst for money, celebrity, beauty and sexual capital has become an all-consuming obsession for people of all ages and classes, irrespective of nationality.