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Harald Sohlberg, “Flower Meadow in the North” 1905. Photo: Nasjonalmuseet

Sohlberg to be final exhibition in the National Gallery for now

"Harald Sohlberg. Infinite Landscapes", which runs through 13 January 2019, will be the final exhibition in the National Gallery for the time being.

The process of moving to the new National Museum at Vestbanen in Oslo is under way. The new museum opens in 2020, and about 100,000 works of art will be moved to the new building. More than 53,000 of those objects are being moved from the National Gallery. To secure a safe moving process the National Gallery has to be temporarily closed.

The public will be kept informed about when the National Gallery opens again. 

Still a part of the National Museum

The National Gallery will still be a part of the National Museum and used for exhibiting art, as decided by the government coalition in january 2018. Together with the new National Museum at Vestbanen, the National Museum – Architecture and Villa Stenersen, the National Gallery will make up the whole of the National Museum.

Central artworks on the road

While the National Gallery is temporarily closed, 2019 will see 45 central works of art by artists such as Munch, Sohlberg and Hertervig travel to institutions in Norway. These include KODE, Trondheim kunstmuseum and Stavanger Art Museum. Exhibition activity will continue in the National Museum – Architecture and Villa Stenersen in 2019. 

Four touring exhibitions will be shown nationwide in 2019 and 2020: "Aase Texmon Rygh: Evighetens form", "Gerhard Munthe: Eventyrlige interiører", "Visuelle nabolag" and "Gustav Vigeland. Angsten står i sofaen". The National Museum also offers ten exhibitions to schools in Norway through the Den kulturelle skolesekken-program. 

More than 40,000 objects are also available through the National Museum digital collection