Situated in a cozy old house in a quiet, residential area, this museum presents the world from the viewpoint of children. The walls and even the floors are covered with paintings, drawings, sculptures and textile art made by children from over 180 different countries! Your children can join the creative process by drawing or playing the drums in the basement when you visit.
Henrik Ibsen's apartment, where the famous Norwegian author lived from 1895 until his death in 1906, has been restored and transformed into a museum. The study contains his original furniture and belongings, and the rest of the apartment has been restored to its original appearance. Throughout the year, The Ibsen Museum arranges lectures and theatrical performances, with a new program every spring and autumn. There are also temporary exhibitions. In order to gain entry to the apartment you must be on a guided tour. Tours begin on an hourly basis, and last for approximately thirty minutes.
Kunstnernes Hus was built in 1930 by Norwegian architects Blakstad and Munthe-Kaas, and represents a central trend in Norwegian architecture. The four exhibition rooms are solely used for temporary exhibitions of Norwegian and international contemporary art. One of the greatest events of the year is the Annual National Autumn Show, where a jury selects the exhibitors in the show from artists (and would-be artists) from all over the country. At the entrance you will find the popular restaurant Arcimboldo, with a nice view of Slottsparken.
Gallery Norske Grafikere is one of many galleries in Kvadraturen, more specifically, this lively area was the center of Oslo until the 19th Century. The gallery presents contemporary lithography and the art of print-making. There are about ten new exhibitions each year, and it is not a problem for the gallery to find artists for their numerous shows, as they are in possession of the largest collection of contemporary lithography in Norway.
The hill of Ekeberg, on the east side of Oslo, provides you with a panoramic view of the city. It is possible to walk all the way up the hill or challenge yourself with a bike ride. Make sure you stop on the way to look at the rock carvings (sign-posted), which are around 4000-5000 years old and show several animals and human figures, as well as a kind of bird trap. This hill has been the main inspiration for the background of Edvard Munch's painting The Scream. Contact +47 815 30 555 for further information.
Albin Upp Galleri & Kunstkafé is situated in Briskeby, the area between Frognerparken (Vigeland Park) and Slottsparken (the Royal Palace). There are new exhibitions every other week. The art exhibited ranges from various mediums such as oil paintings and watercolors to rugs. Regardless of whether the art is to your taste our not, the food in the café certainly will be.
Egertorget is located in the capital city of Oslo, Norway. The square, named after the Eger brothers, came into existence in the year 1840 because of the empty area that was formed when Slotsveien was connected to the Ostre Gade. It is a popular meeting place owing to a large number of cafes that are around the square. It is very vibrant during the summers as street performers and jugglers attract the crowd with their performances.
This gallery primarily concentrates on older Norwegian and international art, in addition to contemporary figurative art. It is situated at less than a five-minute walk from Karl Johans Gate. If you fancy a bite during the short walk, you could consider a stop at Kaffistova, where the traditional menu perhaps complements the gallery's traditional profile.
Tegnerforbundet Gallery is a rather busy gallery which aims to show Norwegian and international drawings. In addition to seeing temporary exhibitions, it is also possible to buy drawings from the various artists. The gallery has its own small library as well as an archive. During the year, there are 10-12 shows.
Gallery Format focuses on contemporary art and crafts, in media as diverse as glass, ceramics, textile, metal and wood. Great designs, high prices. The gallery is located near the old, disused railway station Vestbanen, with the Tourist Information Center next door. To one side of the square, Aker Brygge attracts scores of shoppers. Rådhusplassen and Akershus Festning on the other side attract visitors with their recreational and historical value.
This gallery is run by an association whose aim it is to look after the interests of Norwegian painters. The art-works on show here consist mostly of contemporary paintings. The gallery is on Kongens Gate, part of Kvadraturen, an area packed with galleries and cafés within walking distance of the center.