Photo: Robert Mapplethorpe: Self-Portrait, 1988. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
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The Munch Museum

Experience the world’s largest Edvard Munch collection which contains masterpieces from all periods of his long artistic life. Enjoy guided tours, Edvard Munch products in the museum shop, and a SCREAM cake at the museum café.


The Munch Museum presents the exhibition Mapplethorpe+Munch that brings together Robert Mapplethorpe and Edvard Munch on a large scale for the very first time.

Munch and Mapplethorpe reveal several similarities, such as their widespread use of traditional genres, primarily portraits and nudes. Other similarities can be found in their self-understanding as artists and in the way they both caused scandal with their art. Both were members of a bohemian subculture of artists that defied the establishment of their era.

The exhibition includes a series of self-portraits from both artists, and Mapplethorpe’s known celebrity portraits of Patti Smith, Arnold Schwarzenegger and others. This is a great opportunity to see a unique selection of images by of one of the 20th century's most influential photographers presented together with Norway's greatest artist.

How to get to there:

  • By metro: All eastbound lines to “Tøyen” (2 stops from the Central Station)
  • By bus: No 20 to “Munchmuseet”
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