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Exhibition Opening: Gustav Vigeland. The Home as a Work of Art

Welcome to the opening of the exhibition Thursday June 6th from 6 PM to 8 PM

The exhibition Gustav Vigeland. The Home as a Work of Art highlights Vigeland's interest in the home and craftsmanship. During the opening, there will be several guided tours of Gustav Vigeland's apartment on the museum's third floor.

In 2024, it will be 100 years since Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943) moved into his new apartment in Frogner with his wife Ingerid Vigeland. When it was decided in 1921 that the Oslo municipality would build a studio and future museum for the sculptor, it was also determined that he would get an apartment in the same building.

When Vigeland moved in, he wanted to leave his mark on the apartment. Every detail was determined by him, from the colors on the walls to the choice of furniture. Additionally, he designed much of the interior himself: wrought iron lamps, candlesticks, rugs, pillows, and pictures on the walls. Ingerid embroidered and wove many of the textiles. The apartment can be read as a gesamtkunstwerk, and it is an important part of Vigeland's legacy.

With this exhibition, the Vigeland Museum aims to provide insight into another aspect of Vigeland's artistry. In addition to viewing drawings, textiles, and wood carvings, the public will also see other works.

The exhibition is inspired by the exhibition I ledige stunder, which was displayed at the Vigeland Museum in 1997/98.

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