Edvard Munch was born in 1863. In 2013, the 150th anniversary of his birth is celebrated with a whole year’s worth of events and activities that showcase Munch and his artistry. The Anniversary Exhibition "Munch 150", taking place at Oslo's National Gallery and the Munch museum, is the highlight of the celebrations.
Munch 150 is the most comprehensive presentation of Edvard Munch’s art ever shown. In total, 200 paintings and approximately 50 works on paper are on display. The selection is based on the two host museums' extensive collections, and supplemented with borrowings from other museums and collectors around the world.
Munch 150 presents an oeuvre that spans more than 60 years. Works from the period 1882-1903 can be seen in the National Gallery, and works from 1904-1944 are shown at the Munch museum.
Exhibition highlights include an almost complete reconstruction of Munch's picture series The Frieze of Life from 1902, which comprises The Scream and other well-known works, and the Reinhardt Frieze from 1906–07. The scope of the exhibition also invites the exploration of central aspects of Munch's art. Among the themes the exhibition aims at highlighting are Munch's many renderings of himself, the way he repeated and refined certain motifs, and his artistic use of landscapes he knew well and cherished.
Curators: Nils Ohlsen (National Museum), Mai Britt Guleng (National Museum), Jon-Ove Steihaug (Munch museum) and Ingebjørg Ydstie (Munch museum).
The Munch pass gives access to the entire anniversary exhibition, both at the National Gallery and at the Munch Museum. The pass also gives admission to The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, The Museum of Contemporary Art, National Museum - Architecture, and Stenersen Museum.
It is also possible to buy tickets for one museum only. Price: NOK 95 for adults, NOK 50 for students/pensioners.
Free entrance with Oslo Pass.
Guided tour of the exhibition
National Gallery: every Sunday at noon (English) and 1 pm (Norwegian).
Munch Museum: every Sunday at 3 pm (English) and 4 pm (Norwegian).