City life and urban landscapes have fascinated and inspired artists for hundreds of years. The exhibition gives the audience an insight into the city from the artists’ perspective. What can their paintings tell us about Oslo’s history and life in the capital?

In «Cityscapes – Capturing Oslo» you get to know the city through the artists’ gaze and brushstrokes. You can enjoy works by well-known artists such as Peder Balke and Edvard Munch as well as less established painters.

The exhibition is based on the Museum of Oslo’s art collection, which comprises approximately 10 000 works.

Artist: Sigurd Eriksen / BONO, oil on canvas (1930) (Cropped)

Tuesday and Wednesday: 11am – 4pm
Thursday: 11am – 6pm
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 11am – 4pm

Opening hours during holidays

Adults: NOK 120,-
Students: NOK 60,-
Children and youth (under 26): Free admission

Free admission for everyone on Thursdays.

Tickets include entrance to the Museum of Oslo and the Theatre Museum.


Address: Frognerveien 67, 0266 Oslo
Take tram 12 or bus 20 to Frogner plass, or all subway lines to Majorstuen

Frogner hovedgård fasade. To mødre med hver sin barnevogn i forgrunnen.
Museum of Oslo

The Museum of Oslo is beautifully located at Frogner Manor in the Frogner park, together with the Theatre Museum. Here, you can familiarize yourself with the history behind today’s diverse city. Experience a variation of exhibitions about Oslo’s history, urban development, the city’s inhabitants, and current issues facing the Oslo of today.

You can also visit our pleasant café and gift shop.

Museum of Oslo

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Tegning, fremtidsvisjon av bygget Interkulturelt Museum holder til i. Mennesker, fantasivesener, romskip og kjempestore planter.
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