This contemporary art gallery focuses on Norwegian and international art. In the past the museum focused on acquiring works of German Abstract Expressionism, English modern painting, and Young British Artists, and now it begins to focus on contemporary American art. The museum may not appeal to everyone, but you never know until you visit. It’s got one of the best contemporary art collections in Europe. The building itself is beautiful. It was designed by renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano.
It’s not just the inside of the museum that’s pretty the building in which the museum is housed is located in the Tjuvholmensculpture park. Starting with seven large and very surreal pieces, the collection is now expanding. The sculptures are:
- ”Things for a House on an Island” by Peter Fischli & David Weiss
- ”Eyes” by Louise Bourgeois
- ”Edge II” by Antony Gormley
- ”Untitled” by AnishKapoor
- ”Untitled (Totem)” by Ellsworth Kelly
- ”Moonrise" by UgoRondinone
- ”Spalt” by Franz West
There is also a beach nearby you can check out, where families often picnic and children swim.
- Parking available at Q-Park Tjuvholmen.
- General admission 100 NOK, Student 60 NOK
- Children under 18 Free entrance
- Free with Oslo Pass
- Guided tours every Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm.
- 21 and 54 stopBryggetorget.
- 33 stopsFilipstadveien.
- 32, 33, 54, 122, 129 and 132 stopVika Atrium.
Tram 12 and 16 stop Aker Brygge.
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Nice place to walk and enjoy the view of the bay. So many places where you can taste different foods. Modern designed architecture wonders everyone. Some birds can accompany you while you are sitting on the shore. Many art objects are also can be found here. Definitely this is my favorite place here.
One of the best modern art museums in Europe. Incredible collection of work in a compact, manageable space. Always leave feeling inspired. Highly recommend!
A beautiful building. Very un-user friendly. Steps and split levels everywhere. A gorgeous setting, breathtaking views, do walk round the building. The sculptures wont distract you from the scenery. Underwhelming contemporary art. A couple of my favourite artists but very inferior works. Maybe some of the temporary exhibitions are worthwhile, but Koons? What a joke. Dreadful. This is no Louisiana...that museum, north of Copenhagen is AMAZING.
Great gallery with interesting exhibits across both buildings (they share a roof). The site itself is a testament to the art it holds and the sculpture park with a 'beach' on the fjord is lovely as sunset especially. Check which building closes first, and adjust your route accordingly, to ensure you manage to see everything you hope to before it does.
The museum is - as it is described on their website - a collection of some random works - random not in term of quality of course, but in term of the lack of a certain red thread throughout the exhibition or a focus on a certain movement etc. There are some beautiful works (that's very personal of course), but for me honestly the price is too high for such a little to show. I've been to several museums around the world, especially for modern art and I definitely wouldn't have went to this one, had I known they had only a few exhibits. The building is very nice though and the location is astounding.