The Oslo National Gallery houses a proud collection of works comprised mainly by works of Norwegian painters from the 19th century until about 1945. These are including but not limited to famous landscape painter J. C. Dahl, T. Fearnley, H. F. Gude, naturalist painter and illustrator C. Krohg, and G. P. Munthe. There is also a special separate exhibit devoted to the much beloved Edvard Munch and his world renowned painting ‘The Scream,’ back in action after its theft in 2006.
There are also works by other Scandinavian artists including pictures by El Greco, Rubens and Rembrandt, as well as a collection of modern works and a room containing replicas of antique sculptures.
In 2003 the National Gallery joined with three other Norwegian museums to become the National Museum of Art, Architecture, and Design, making them all in effect the cultural and historical hub of Norwegian culture and art.
With such an array of collected art, The National Gallery contains the largest collection of domestic and international art in the country and simply cannot be looked over by any visitor.
The Oslo National Gallery is located by Tullinløkka, conveniently close to Karl Johans gate and nearby to some of the city’s other major landmarks including the Royal Palace, Oslo Cathedral and Ibsen Museum.
The closest means of public transportation are the metro to the Nationaltheatret stop, the 10, 11, 17, 18 trams to Tullinløkka, and 13 and 19 trams and bus to Nationaltheatret.