2013 will be the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edvard Munch.
With the programme "Munch 2013" we will celebrate the artist’s work and significance. It will be an occasion to improve our knowledge about Munch and to stimulate curiosity and enthusiasm for his art both nationally and inter-nationally. Events to mark the anniversary will begin on 23 January 2013 and end on Munch’s birthday on 12 December.
Løten is a municipality around 100km north of Oslo, where Edvard Munch was born on Engelaug farm 12 December 1863. His parents; Doctor Christian Munch and Laura Munch, b. Bjølstad first rented a room at By farm where their first child, Sophie was born. Then they moved to the neighbor farm Engelaug Østre where Edvard was born. They lived in Løten until 1864 when the family moved to Oslo.
FOR GROUPS FROM 2012:
It will be set up a walking/cycling trail with information boards at places Edvard Munch was attached to. Groups can book guided tours to historical places like Engelaug østre (Munch’s birthplace), By farm (Sophie Munch’s birthplace), Tofsrud (Christian Munch’s workplace), Worker’s home at Klevfos Museum.
A center will be established at Klevfos Museum presenting a documentary exhibition of Munch’s childhood. In addition there will be established an art workshop for guests to make their own art.
Official website www.munch2013.com