Emanuel Vigeland Museum celebrates 50 years

The dark, barrel-vaulted room. Photo: www.emanuelvigeland.museum.no.

The museum is celebrating the anniversary with a concert series 13-20 September. Tickets are now available for the concerts in “the most original concert hall in Oslo”.

Emanuel Vigeland Museum at Slemdal is one of Oslo’s best kept secrets. The museum opened to the public in 1959, and its atmosphere and acoustics are truly unique.

The museum’s main attraction is a dark, barrel-vaulted room, completely covered with fresco paintings. The 800 sq.m. fresco Vita depicts human life from conception till death, in dramatic and often explicitly erotic scenes. Large groups of bronze figures reiterate the dedication to the mystery of procreation.

Emanuel Vigeland (1875-1948), Gustav Vigeland‘s younger brother, erected the building in 1926, intended as a future museum for his sculptures and paintings. He eventually decided that the museum should also serve as a mausoleum.

Concert programme

Sunday Sept. 13 at 6 pm and 8 pm: Terje Isungset

Monday Sept. 14 at 6 pm and 8 pm: SPUNK

Tuesday Sept. 15 at 8 pm: Kluften/ Ness Sevendal/ Wesseltoft/ Rekdal/ Galåen

Wednesday Sept. 16 at 6 pm and 8 pm: Frode Haltli

Thursday Sept. 17 at 6 pm and 8 pm:Mark Steiner

Friday Sept. 18 at 7 pm to midnight: Oslo Culture Night with BLY (free entry)

Saturday Sept. 19 at 2 pm and 3 pm: Unni Løvlid: VITA

Saturday Sept. 19 at 6 pm and 8 pm: Geir Inge Lotsberg

Sunday Sept. 20 at 8 pm: Susanna K. Wallumrød og Helge Sten

Tickets for the concerts are available at Billettservice.no. Only 30 tickets are available for each concert.

Read more about the Museum on: Emanuelvigeland.museum.no

Source: VisitOslo.com

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