This museum is for connoisseurs who didn't get enough of the monumental artist Gustav Vigeland in Vigelandsparken. Opposite the southern entrance to Frognerparken, this was the 1920s former home of the great sculptor and also served as his studio. When he died in 1943, his ashes were placed in the tower of the museum. On the ground floor, nine rooms show a wide medley of his sculptures and drawings, while two rooms upstairs display plastic sketches, drawings, and woodcuts. His apartment upstairs is comprised of two sitting rooms, a library, and a bedroom -- not exactly monastic, but not luxurious at all. Of a certain historical interest, Vigeland also sculpted two busts of two of the most famous of all Norwegians, Edvard Grieg and Henrik Ibsen.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Recommended 2010