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Oslo, Norway

Obscura Day 2015: Emanuel Vigeland Museum & Mausoleum

Join us for a very special concert within the Vigeland Mausoleum.

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.


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