Munch to stay in Tøyen after all

The Munch Museum in Oslo’s Tøyen district is set to move to new quarters on the waterfront in a few years, but a local artist has made sure Munch won’t be leaving the neighbourhood entirely. Steffen Kverneland’s new mural of the famed Norwegian artist Edvard  Munch now adorns the wall of an apartment building in the […]

Museum surprised by ‘new’ Munch art

The startling discovery of 21 works of art by famed Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, revealed over the weekend, also surprised officials at Oslo’s Munch Museum. They don’t expect any of the art will make its way to the museum, though, or even to Norway. The 21 prints and lithographs by Edvard Munch were among a vast […]

Artists try to halt Munch museum

Some of Norway’s most prominent contemporary artists have sudden rallied together at the last minute to try to block construction of Oslo’s long-planned new Munch Museum. They claim, among other things, that the high-rise design of the new museum building is not well-suited to display the huge collection of Edvard Munch’s art that the city inherited […]

UK gallery claims to have fifth ‘Scream’

A gallery owner in Reading, England claimed this month to have a fifth version of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch’s masterpiece The Scream. Experts at Oslo’s Munch Museum said there were only four known authentic versions of the artwork, and were skeptical about the origins of the painting. “My first thought was that this was too […]