Dubbed Oslo's "best kept secret" by locals, the Emanuel Vigeland Museum doubles as Vigeland's personal mausoleum, designed and decorated by the artist himself.
The building is entered by stooping through a heavy, low iron door. Inside, a large, darkened barrel-vaulted room is completely covered with paintings that show human life from conception to death in explicitly erotic scenes. The 800-square-meter fresco took Vigeland 20 years to finish. Entering the mausoleum is a solemn, even haunting, experience. Even the smallest footstep echoes across the barrel-vaulted ceiling for up to 14 seconds. A flashlight is needed to reveal the room's dark painted walls.
Join us on Obscura Day for a guided tour of the museum, and to experience the magical 14-second reverb during a special mini-concert within Vigeland's dark tomb, featuring the electronica band Dark on Tuesdays.
LIMITED CAPACITY; RSVP REQUIRED.
Saturday, May 30; 12:00 - 1:00pm & 2:00 - 3:00pm
Cost: FREE, but capacity is limited. Please remember to RSVP!
The Emanuel Vigeland Museum
Grimelundsveien 8, 0775 Oslo, Norway