From May 1907 to October 1908, the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (1863-1944) lived in the Baltic Sea resort of Warnemünde. He recovers from a deep life crisis in the fisherman's house Am Strom 53 and spends 18 artistically extremely productive months here.

In 1990, the house, which dates back to the 17th century, was placed under a preservation order. In order to preserve the memory of Edvard Munch and to preserve the historically interesting fisherman's house, the Edvard Munch House Association (Förderverein Edvard-Munch-Haus e.V. Warnemünde) was founded in December 1994.

With the help of generous donations from Norway and Germany, the house is renovated to be a listed building and opened in May 1998 by Bundestag President Rita Süssmuth and Stortings President Kirsti Kolle Grøndal.

Seither wohnen, malen, schreiben und musizieren Künstler der verschiedensten Medien aus Deutschland und Norwegen im Edvard-Munch-Haus und präsentieren ihre Arbeiten anschließend der Öffentlichkeit. Das Haus ist Atelier, Forum und gemeinsame Bühne gleichermaßen.

In October 2014, the Edvard Munch House was honoured with the Norwegian-German Willy Brandt Foundation Award for its extraordinary contribution to the promotion of German-Norwegian relations.

Current exhibition

print positions

In the context and aftermath of Printmaking Day on 15 March, the Edvard Munch House invites artists from MV and three guest artists from Norway and Berlin to an exhibition of contemporary printmaking positions. With the exhibition "_high_low_flat_through_", we would like to provide an insight into the most current works of the most diverse printmaking techniques and working methods, without setting a particular topos. Continue reading

Permanent exhibition alternating with current exhibitions

Permanent Exhibition

In the permanent exhibition we show photographic documents (reproductions) of Edvard Munch's life and work in Warnemünde.