Activities for kids in the galleries

Meet Mr Storm the mouse, explore peepholes and create art of your own.


 Where: 3rd floor, in the Playing Pieces exhibition
On display 25 June – 28 August 2022

Playing Pieces is a vibrant, colourful exhibition featuring a huge range of artworks and styles. Within the exhibition you can discover our collage workshop, where both young and old can play around and explore your creative side. The collage workshop is inspired by the work of German artist Kurt Schwitters. You can make your own artworks by shifting wooden coloured puzzle-pieces around and fitting them together on the wall. Not so far from the way Schwitters himself used to do it, a century ago.

A boy drawing his thoughts in the exhibition Playing Pieces. Photo: Pernille Sandberg

The exhibition also includes two wonderful multimedia installations that project the art in exciting new forms with swirling sound and light. You will also find an activity table where you can draw, write, or just think.

Explore peepholes

Where: Floor 4, in the exhibition Edvard Munch Infinite

Children aged 3 to 10 are offered a unique experience of our permanent exhibition Edvard Munch Infinite through small peepholes, designed by manthey kula, viewed through holes in the wall. In the same rooms as the masterpieces The Scream, Madonna and Girls on a Bridge, children can peek into images based on stories by the author Lene Ask, who conveys the themes underlying Munch’s work in child-friendly terms. For older children, a series of tasks and questions posted on the walls will encourage them to reflect on Munch’s art.

Meet Mr Storm

Where: Floor 7, in the exhibition Edvard Munch Shadows

In this groundbreaking exhibition, we resurrect the artist’s house at Ekely by means of a multimedia installation, in which light, sound and moving images tell stories from Munch’s life. If children follow the mouse paw prints in the exhibition, they will find mouseholes in furniture, boxes and stairs. If they look into the mouseholes, they can see tableaux in which a mouse named Mr Storm plays the main role. These have been created by the artists Pjotr Sapegin and Kristin Günther, who run the company Norwegian Toolbox.

Experience the discovery table

Where: Floor 6, in the exhibition Edvard Munch Monumental

In the exhibition which is devoted to Munch’s largest paintings, including The Sun and The Researchers, a specially made discovery table is at the centre of the room. The table, which has been designed by manthey kula, offers interactive experiences and learning for children and teenagers. They will be able to explore natural materials and discover more about the processes linked to Munch’s monumental paintings.

Create your own prints

Where: Floor 7, in the exhibition Up Close

In our exhibition Up Close, in which we display a selection of Munch’s woodcuts, both children and adults can use the ancient technique of frottage (making a rubbing with a pencil or crayon) to make their own print. A work table is home to several figures from printing plates in the exhibition. These can be combined in various ways to make your own personal prints.

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