Emanuel Vigeland Museum


Emanuel Vigeland's Museum
 at Slemdal is one of Oslo's best kept secrets. 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. Entering the museum is a unique experience. The impression of the dimly lit frescoes with multitudes of naked figures is reinforced by the unusual and overwhelming acoustics of the room.

Emanuel Vigeland (1875-1948) 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. All the windows were closed and his ashes were to rest in an urn above the entrance door. Influenced by Italian prototypes, he named his building Tomba Emmanuelle.

The museum was opened to the public on 8. December 1959. The museum is a private foundation and receives funding from Kulturetaten, Oslo Kommune


opening 
hours

The museum is open to the public on Sundays, 12 noon - 4 pm

  admission

NOK 60, children under 17 free

  guided tours

Visits outside normal opening hours may be arranged: NOK 600,- (+ admission).
Please make a request by email : post@emanuelvigeland.museum.no

  address

Emanuel Vigeland Museum
Grimelundsveien 8
0775 Oslo

email: post@emanuelvigeland.museum.no


opening 
hours

The museum is open to the public on Sundays, 12 noon - 4 pm

admission

NOK 60, children under 17 free

guided tours

Visits outside normal opening hours may be arranged: NOK 600,- (+ admission).
Please make a request by email : post@emanuelvigeland.museum.no

address

Emanuel Vigeland Museum
Grimelundsveien 8
0775 Oslo

email: post@emanuelvigeland.museum.no

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 fundingThe museum receives funding from Oslo Kommune, Kulturetaten 

accessT-bane no. 1 Frognerseteren to Slemdal station. 7 mins. walk.
Bus no. 46 to Grimelundsveien. 5 mins. walk.
Parking facilities in Frognerseterveien.
>> click here for map  © copyright

Text about Emanuel Vigeland: Nils Messel
Photo: Svein Andersen, Kjartan Hauglid, Øystein Thorvaldsen, archive photo Emanuel Vigeland Museum
Design and English translation: Metallic Avocado
Editor: Curator Kjartan Hauglid

Emanuel Vigeland's works of art are protected by national and international copyright laws. Reproduction of the artworks beyond private use is strictly forbidden without the permission of BONO (Norwegian Visual Artists Copyright Society), who administer the copyright on behalf of the Emanuel Vigeland Museum.

BONO 
Kjeld Stub gt. 3
N-0160 OSLO
Tel +47 23 10 03 50
Fax +47 23 10 03 59
Email: bono@bono.no
Internet: www.bono.no

http://www.emanuelvigeland.museum.no/

Maiken Frisch