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The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design contains a stunning collection of pre-war art. Many of Norway's most famous paintings are on permanent display here, such as Tidemand and Gude's Brudeferd i Hardanger and several paintings by Munch, including The Scream (known as Skrik) and Madonna. A smaller part of the museum is devoted to French painters like Delacroix and Picasso. In addition to the permanent collection, the museum arranges for seminars. There is a small museum shop, where guests can purchase memorabilia.
Edvard Munch's works were donated to the city of Oslo after his death in 1944 and the museum was purpose-built in 1963. The collection contains thousands of Munch's works, including half of his paintings, all of his surviving etchings, as well as several graphics and a few biographical items. In the basement, an exhibition of letters, photographs and other mementos gives fascinating insight into the painter's life. Guided tours are given. Within the museum there is Café Munch and a shop with everything from simple prints to giant inflatable Scream figures.
This gallery is situated in Frogner, on a side street to Bygdy Allé. The gallery exhibits old and more recent works of art, all of which are for sale. They also undertake restorations and offer valuations of older work. If you have enough time this is a good starting point for a stroll around this green part of the city.