Munch and The Rasmus Meyer Collection

At KODE 3, you can experience a delightful wander through Norwegian highlights, and one of the finest collections of art by Edvard Munch.

Important information! Large parts if the Edvard Munch collection is on loan and unavailable throughout 2022. Read more.

KODE holds the world´s third largest collection of Edvard Munch. It is a permanent exhibition presented at KODE 3.

As one of the first collectors of Edvard Munch’s art, Rasmus Meyer purchased chief works from all periods of Munch’s oeuvre.

In what is today one of the world’s most important collections of Munch’s art, you can find masterpieces such as "Jealousy", "Melancholy", "The Woman in Three Stages" and "Evening on Karl Johan".

Preservation project on Munch in 2022

Right now, parts of the Munch collection is on preservation. There will still be masterpieces by Munch on display, but the selection will vary throughout the year.

The results of the work will not only be that we secure our most valuable works for the future, but also new technical insight into the works as a basis for research on Munch's artistic practice.

In May, KODE will lend a total of 18 works by Munch to The Courtauld Gallery in London, while eight works will go to the Musée d´Orsay in Paris in September. We look forward to showing our fantastic collection to the public at two of the world's most important art museums. Read more here

The "Golden Age"

Rasmus Meyer passed away in 1916. His children then donated their father’s collection of art and historical furniture to the city of Bergen.

Today, as part of KODE, the donation comprises one of the finest collections of art from the Norwegian "golden age" (1880–1905).

The beautiful museum building enables you to have a delightful wander through historical interiors from Bergen, plus to experience highlights from the careers of artists such as J.C. Dahl, Hans Gude, Christian Krohg, Harriet Backer, Kitty Kielland, Erik Werenskiold and Gerhard Munthe.

Permanent Exhibition

The Rasmus Meyer Collection is a permanent exhibition at KODE 3.

The building opened in 1924. It was designed by architect Ole Landmark to house the extensive art gift donated in 1916 to the City of Bergen by businessman and art collector Rasmus Meyer. 

Video from The Rasmus Meyer Collection at KODE 3


Supported by:
Yvonne og Bjarne Rieber
Brynhildsens Legat

  • 4 May 2013 to 31 Dec 2024
  • Kode 3
  • 150 / 100 / 0 *

* Adults: NOK 150, Students: NOK 100, Free admission for children and KODE members. The ticket gives admission to all exhibitions at KODE.