The National Gallery

The National Gallery closed temporarily in January of 2019, to facilitate the move to the new National Museum opening in 2020.

The National Gallery will remain a part of the National Museum and continue to exhibit art in the future.  

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

The Scream and the other highlights of the collection will be exhibited in the new National Museum, opening in 2020.


Explore highlights in our digital collection

Around 40 000 objects are available in the museum's digital collection.

The Scream, Madonna, The Sick Child, and The Dance of Life are but some of the highlights of the museum’s ample collection of works by Edvard Munch. Important works by other leading Norwegian artists, such as J.C. Dahl and Thomas Fearnley, are also represented. Other highlights include Tidemand and Gude’s national-romantic masterpiece Bridal Procession on the Hardangerfjord as well as the perhaps most important work of Norwegian neo-romanticism, Harald Sohlberg’s Winter Night in the Mountains. Christian Krohg is well represented in the collection as well, with key works such as the poignant Albertine to See the Police Surgeon.

Foreign works of art include Greco-Roman sculptures and several paintings by the German artist Lucas Cranach. The Penitent Mary Magdalene by the female Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi is one of the collections highlights from the Baroque era.

Address: Universitetsgata 13, Oslo

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The National Gallery is temporarily closed

See the highlights of the collection in the new National Museum, opening in 2020