The Vigeland Museum

Open House Oslo

Omvisninger: Arkitekturen og leiligheten

Open House was founded in London in 1992 by BBC journalist Victoria Thornton. The ambition was to build bridges between architecture and people.

About the Vigeland Museum and the apartment

The Vigeland Museum was built in the 1920s by the City of Oslo as a studio, residence and future museum for the Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland. Norway's great sculptor worked and lived here for the last 20 years of his life, until his death in 1943. The building was started in neoclassical style and this style characterizes the north wing. However, the building was not completed until 1931 and completed in a functionalist style. Architect Lorentz Ree received the Houen Foundation's award in 1926. The museum is today considered one of Norway's most beautiful with its exquisite colors and light from the skylights.

The interior of Ingerid and Gustav Vigeland's apartment was designed by Vigeland himself. The lamps, pillows, fabrics and tablecloths can be considered a "gesamtkunstwerk" inspired by the Art & Crafts movement.

Architecture tour of the Vigeland Museum:
Saturday 25.09 and Sunday 26.09:
13:00 pm (both days)

Guided tour of Vigeland's apartment:

Saturday 25.09 and Sunday 26.09:
14:00 pm (both days)

The number of places is limited, depending on current covid19 rules. The tours will be held in Norwegian.

Tickets can be ordered through TicketCo.


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