At 80 acres, Vigeland is the world's largest sculpture park dedicated to the works of a single artists. Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943), was a Norwegian artist who worked in a variety of media, including designing the medal for the Nobel Peace Prize, and his pieces live on in this park, containing 200 of his sculptures in bronze, granite and wrought iron. The museum building not only includes his smaller pieces, including woodcuts, drawings and weavings, but includes temporary exhibitions of other artists' works. There are tours in English but, since this is one of the popular destinations for visitors to Oslo, be prepared for crowds, particularly during good weather. Wear sturdy shoes; it's a big park!
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