This exhibition presents highlights from the collection, from the romantic era around 1800 to Weidemann and his contemporaries in the 1970's.
Dahl, Thaulow, Backer, Weidemann... is divided into 15 different themes and tells stories of Norwegian art from new and diverse perspectives.
We don't currently host any tours of the main collection, but it is possible to book private tours for larger or smaller groups. To read more, click here.
While walking around in the exhibition, you can use Kunstporten on your phone to learn more about select works.
How did the pioneers of painting actually travel around Norway in their search for wild Norwegian nature? What do Japanese woodcuts and Frits Thaulow’s landscapes have in common? How have children been depicted in art throughout history? What is special about the colour red, and what links painting and photography? These are some of the questions we will focus on.
The exhibition is supplemented by selected design objects from Maihaugen’s collection, and by a group of superb paintings from Aulestad and Bjerkebæk, the homes of writers and Nobel laureates Bjørnsterne Bjørnson and Sigrid Undset, respectively.