In 1916 Edvard Munch (1863–1944) bought the estate Ekely, a former plant nursery near Skøyen on the western outskirts of Oslo. Ekely became Munch’s permanent residence for the remainder of his life, and here he finally had enough space for his work.
The good working conditions at Ekely are reflected in Munch’s large and colourful production from these years, inspired by the surroundings. Here Munch painted some of his most iconic works, such as Model by the Wicker Chair (1919–21), Starry Night (1922–24) and Self-portrait. Between the Clock and the Bed (1940–43).
This summer you can visit Ekely and in an exhibition based on documentary material such as reproductions, photographs and an audio-visual presentation experience what it was like during Munch’s time.
Summer season: Open to the public every Saturday and Sunday during the period 28 May – 24 September 2017.
Opening hours: 1 pm–5 pm. Free entrance.
Guided tours: Free guided tours every Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm
Address: Jarlsborgveien 14, Oslo