17 June - 14 August 2011

The exhibition Vigeland at Frogner focuses on the period Gustav Vigeland lived and worked in what is today the Vigeland Museum.

The museum, designed by architect Lorentz Harboe Ree, was built by the City of Oslo as studio, residence and future museum for Gustav Vigeland in the period 1921-30. The final contract between the City Council and Vigeland stated that the artist would donate all his works to the city in return for the right to use the studio until his death. The museum opened in 1947.

The main part of the exhibition consists of photographs from Vigeland’s private collection of glass plate negatives, which were cleansed and digitized in 2009. The photos show how the building appeared as studio and home for the sculptor between 1923 and 1943

In addition to photographs, the exhibition consists of film, an architecture model, letters and other documentary material.

© The Vigeland Museum / Nobels gate 32 / N-0268 Oslo / tel. +47 23 49 37 00 / postmottak.vigeland <at> kul.oslo.kommune.no

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