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. Your eyes will slowly get used to the dark, revealing the room's 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 duo Ole & Silje Huleboer. Ole & Silje Huleboer are a duo consisting of Ole Øvstedal on guitar and vocals and vocalist Silje Høgevold. Their first album, "Sounds Good!” will be released on Bangles & Brass Records in April 2016.
LIMITED CAPACITY; RSVP REQUIRED.
Saturday, April 16th; 2:00 - 3:00pm
Cost: FREE, but capacity is limited. RSVP is required.
The Emanuel Vigeland Museum
Grimelundsveien 8, 0775 Oslo, Norway
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