Welcome to the University Aula and Munch’s aula decorations
Experience Munch right at Oslo’s main street Karl Johan this summer.
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.
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.