The art is coming home

Events The art is coming home Stalheim Hotel Sat 26.06 at 10:00 Free

Experience Johan Christian Dahl's iconic painting "From Stalheim" in Stalheim hotel, north of Voss, 26 June! This will be a unique experience of the original work of art in direct contact with the surroundings in the picture.

In the summer of 1826, "the father of Norwegian painting", J. C. Dahl, traveled on his first study trip to Norway. It became the starting point for one of the National Museum's largest and most famous paintings. Dahl completed the large painting "Fra Stalheim" in 1842. In the painting, the small and perishable stand side by side with the large and immutable, but it is also about a fine-tuned depiction of the nature of the place. The work soon became a national icon, reproduced in countless books, on postcards, and on posters.

The event is a collaboration between the National Museum, Voss Herad, and Stalheim hotel.

Around Norway with the National Museum
This summer, several well-known works from the National Museum's collection will travel around Norway and be displayed in places to which they have a special connection. All the country's counties will be visited by art or design treasures. In some cases, the work of art is displayed at the place where it was created, while in other cases it is the motif or artist who has a connection to the place.

Art comes home

Around Norway with the National Museum is part of «Art comes home», the National Museum's program for 2021. During the year, the public is invited to experience key works from the museum's collection at exhibition venues such as Kunstnernes Hus, Blaafarveværket, Dronning Sonja KunstStall, and Teknisk Museum.

When the new National Museum opens in Oslo in 2022, you will meet the painting by Johan Christian Dahl again here.

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See the entire program for 2021 here: