The Fountain in plaster in the Vigeland Museum (Photo: Carsten Aniksdal)

The collection

The Vigeland Museum's collection comprises 1 600 sculptures, 12 000 drawings and 400 woodcuts, in addition to pastels, wrought iron works and wood carving works. The collection is the result of an agreement Gustav Vigeland made with the City of Oslo in 1919. He donated all his art to the municipality; in return a studio was built for him. Since 1950, 7 years after Vigeland's death, it has served as a museum for his art.

In our permanent exhibition you can experience several of Vigeland's important early works from the 1890's, his famous monuments and plaster originals for the Fountain and the Monolith in 1:1 scale. The museum building is one of Norway's foremost examples of Neoclassical architecture, and is in itself worth a visit.

The Vigeland Museum is working continously with digitalizing the collection. Search in the world of Vigeland's artworks here.