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Welcome to the University Aula and Munch’s aula decorations

Experience Munch right at Oslo’s main street Karl Johan this summer.

Image of the exterior of Domus Media, which houses the University Aula

Photo: Maylinn Hovengen Byrknes

29 June through 29 July we open the doors to Oslo’s famous University Aula, where you can enjoy paintings by Edvard Munch in beautiful, historic surroundings.

During this period, the Aula is open to the public between 10 am and 3 pm on the following dates:

  • 29 June–1 July
  • 4 July–8 July
  • 11 July–13 July*
  • 18 July–22 July
  • 25 July–29 July

*Closed on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 July

Munch's Aula decorations

It is not widely known, but the Aula decorations are Munch’s only publicly commissioned works that still hang in their original place. Inside the great hall, you are surrounded by eleven gigantic, colourful paintings that explore the big questions in life. The Aula decorations are considered a main work within Norwegian monumental painting.

Bildet kan inneholde: kunstmaling, maling, kunst, verden, maleri.

If you'd like to learn more about the stories behind the Aula paintings and how Munch managed to paint in formats up to 50 square metres, you can explore the Aula project further in the exhibition Monumental at the new Munch Museum. But the result can be enjoyed in the University Aula, free of charge and right in the city centre.

Read more on Munch’s art in the Aula

Please note: From 18 July, art conservators will assess the condition of the Aula's main painting "The Sun". There will be scaffolding in front of "The Sun" and two other paintings. The other 8 paintings will remain in full view.
Published June 15, 2022 10:56 AM - Last modified June 20, 2022 7:56 AM