Opening hours
May till september: Everyday at 10-17
October till april: Tuesday-Sunday 11am to 4pm, Monday closed
All year: Long open every thursday until kl. 20

The dining room
The dining room
Jugendstilsenteret permanent exhibition
 
On the first floor you find the beatiful dining room of pharmacist J.A. Øwre, which is carefully restored and set for a dinner party. The room is designed as a total work of art. You may notice that all the furniture in the dining room seems specially designed for this room – and indeed it is. This is a fine example of Gesamtkunstwerk (a total work of art) where the architect designs the entire room down to the smallest detail: the table and chairs, panelling and mouldings, even the brass fittings on the buffet are custom made for this particular interior.  This work by Hagbarth Schytte-Berg (1860–1944) is stylistically related to an interior designed by architect Henrik Bull for the Stockholm Exposition of 1897. In contrast to traditional dragon style furniture, the ornamentation here is simpler and is concentrated on the central parts and joints of the furniture pieces. This restraint accentuates their form and allows the ornamentation to take secondary importance.  
20.06.14 13:24
The beauty of art nouveau
The beauty of art nouveau
Jugendstilsenteret permanent exhibition
 
On the first floor you will find a cross- section of Norwegian art nouveau, from advertisements to furniture, glassware and textiles. This exhibition reveals the grand spectre of Art Nouveau, as expressed in both utilitarian and purely decorative objects. The prime focus is on first-rate Norwegian works in various materials. Although an international art movement, Art Nouveau was given a distinct stamp by national cultures. So in addition to the Norwegian works, we present examples of this great variety.
24.06.12 01:35
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