Exhibitions, collections and events

The Dance of Life – The Collection from Antiquity to 1950

The National Gallery

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.

The curator of the exhibition is Nils Ohlsen.


It is not allowed to take pictures in the Munch room.

The National Gallery

Universitetsgata 13


Guided tour in English: "The Dance of Life – The Collection from Antiquity to 1950"

31. August 2014 kl. 13.00