“Krohg-gate” shakes up a cultural debate

Famous painting removed and then reinstalled at the National MuseumPhoto: Annika Byrde / NTBAfter a heated public debate, on Feb. 20, Christian Krohg’s famous painting “Leiv Eiriksson Discovering America” was put back on display for public viewing at Norway’s National Museum in Oslo.NTBAfter a massive outcry of criticism dubbed “Krohg-gate,” a reaction to putting the 1893 painting “Leiv Eiriksson Discovering America” by Christian Krohg into the basement storage area of Norway’s National Museum in Oslo, the museum has again put the work on display for public viewing.“Christian Krohg was a very important artist, and when we see how much involvement this case has generated, we will discuss it in a constructive way,” National Museum Director Karin Hindsbo told the newspaper Aftenposten on Feb. 20.Cancellation debateThe decision to put Krohg’s work in the basement spar
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NTB (Norsk Telegrambyrå), the Norwegian News Agency, is a press agency and wire service that serves most of the largest Norwegian media outlets. The agency is located in Oslo and has bureaus in Brussels, Belgium, and Tromsø in northern Norway

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