Want to see Scream with a view? The iconic, new
Munch Museum is opening this spring. But that is not the only
reason why both art lovers and others should visit Oslo this
year – now, you can also go skiing even in the summer, and
explore one of the world’s most striking libraries.
The new Munch Museum, Architect: Estudio Herreros
Edvard Munch is one of the world’s most significant artists, and
the new, iconic Munch Museum in the city centre provides
evocative, engaging and modern art experiences. The Museum is
one of the world’s largest museums dedicated to a single artist.
Munch’s art is shown in three permanent exhibitions, which means
that many of his 28,000 works are displayed at all times.
Temporary shows present works by renowned Norwegian and
international artists, as well as innovative contemporary
artists. All in all, you’ll be able to walk through eleven
exhibition halls on seven of the buildings thirteen floors.
The country’s many libraries might be the reason why Norwegians read more than any other European nationality, and the new Oslo Public Library in Bjørkvika definitely makes the list of exceptional Norwegian libraries. The modern building is intended to be a free common area to house conversations, discussions, sharing, and learning – and reading, of course.
Are you visiting in the summer, but still want to go skiing? Now
you can! 20 minutes from the Oslo city centre by train, the
indoor skiing arena SNØ has alpine slopes for both experts and
beginners, a terrain park, and cross-country tracks for all
levels. Oh, and snø means snow, by the way.
The cultural destination Ramme, Architect:
Ramme is a brand new cultural destination just south of Oslo.
The property used to belong to Edvard Munch, who painted some of
his most famous works here. “The place I have is almost the most
beautiful along the entire coast”, he wrote to his aunt Karen in
1910. But Ramme isn’t just about Munch – they arrange art
exhibitions, plays, concerts, and other cultural activities as
well. While you’re here, you can stay at Ramme fjordhotell, eat
organic food from the visitors’ farm Ramme gård, and take a
stroll in the forest or park.
Despite being only 23 years of age, the hopes for Oslo
Philharmonic’s new Chief Conductor Klaus Mäkelä are high. “His
profound musicianship and strong artistic interpretations have
already marked him out as a unique presence internationally”,
says Ingrid Røynesdal, CEO of the Oslo Philharmonic.
…opens in 2021. Here, the collections of the National Gallery,
the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Norwegian Museum of
Decorative Arts and Design will finally be collected under one
roof. In the meantime, stop by the information centre
Mellomstasjonen to see how the largest art museum in the Nordics
will turn out when finished. Why not join a guided tour or an
Release: Visit Norway
February 19, 2020