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The new MUNCH museum opens!

The brand new MUNCH museum in Oslo, Norway opens on October 22nd!

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The MUNCH museum finally opens!

22 October 2021, a brand new museum opens by Oslo’s waterfront, tailor-made for the worlds largest collection of art by Edvard Munch. The new MUNCH will be the number one destination for experiencing Edvard Munch’s life and art.

PROGRAMME
FRIDAY 22 OCTOBER
17:00-23:00

The big kick-off takes place on Friday at 17:00, with an official opening with The Royal Couple outside, followed by a spectacular new work by composer Koka Nikoladze, triggering a ripple effect that spreads into the city and across the fjord as bells and ships’ horns join in welcoming the new museum.

See opening programme here

Until 23:00, two outdoor stages and the area around MUNCH will be filled with music, performances and surprises, and the whole of Bjørvika is involved in celebrating the opening.

THE NATIONAL OPERA CHORUS
MAIKO NISHINO
FREDRIK HØYER / BENDIK BAKSAAS
MUSTI
TØYEN HOLDING

Munch artister

THE WORLD'S GREATEST MUNCH-COLLECTION

Over 200 works of Munch on permanent display

11 galleries
4 500 square metres of gallery space

13 FLOORS specially designed for art and cultural experiences

Restaurant, café, bar, shop, concert halls, cinema and venue hire

26 313 square metres - one of the world’s largest museums devoted to an individual artist.

10 things you may not know about Edvard Munch

The new MUNCH Museum

Edvard Munch was one of Modernism's most significant artists. His tenacious experimentation within the painting, graphic art, drawing, sculpture, photo, and film has given him a unique position in Norwegian as well as international art history.

The brand new, highly distinctive museum building has been designed by Estudio Herreros. It has been specifically designed for major art experiences and is a highly prestigious project for the City of Oslo.

With 11 galleries, it will offer a range of approaches to Edvard Munch’s art and life, as well as works by other Modernist and contemporary artists in dialogue Munch. The permanent displays are drawn from their collection, and for the first time, these works will really have the space they deserve. Munch’s monumental works, the largest paintings he ever created, can be experienced in a specially designed double-height gallery.

Read more about the architects’ vision here.


Did you know that you can travel in Edvard Munch's footsteps through Norway? Check out Visit Norway's guide to Edvard Munch, and you can see his works in multiple cities across Norway or scroll to the bottom and see the video.

This website contains infromation from the MUNCH museum website, Visit Oslo, and Visit Norway.

Edvard Munch Madonna 1894 1895

The Madonna, by Edvard Munch (1893-1894)

Edvard Munch The Scream Google Art Project

The Scream, by Edvard Munch (around 1910)

It is not only in Oslo you can see and learn more about Munch