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Nuuk Art Museum, Nuuk

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Once a church, the building of Nuuk Art Museum today houses numerous works from recognized Scandinavian and international artists. Discover some of the finest examples of various historic paintings and graphics to contemporary pieces. You'll leave with an appreciation for the works of Emanuel Petersen, Harald Moltke, and Christine Deichmann, as well as art that sources Greenlandic materials, such as bone, soapstone, and wood. Take a look at our Nuuk vacation tool to schedule your visit to Nuuk Art Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I was stuck in Nuuk in a snowstorm and I was glad to be able to spend my afternoon in this lovely art museum, sheltered from the howling wind and snow. The museum is admission-free, and the staff was....  more
    I was stuck in Nuuk in a snowstorm and I was glad to be able to spend my afternoon in this lovely art museum, sheltered from the howling wind and snow. The museum is admission-free, and the staff was....  more »
  • Super interesting, you can see and learn a lot about Greenland’s history and they’re culture. Also it’s free admissions and the guys at reception gave us a mini intro on the museum. Go’ 
    Super interesting, you can see and learn a lot about Greenland’s history and they’re culture. Also it’s free admissions and the guys at reception gave us a mini intro on the museum. Go’  more »
  • read the title...... TLDR it was alllll verry terrible like so terrible. I liked the one of the hills though 
    read the title...... TLDR it was alllll verry terrible like so terrible. I liked the one of the hills though  more »
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  • I was stuck in Nuuk in a snowstorm and I was glad to be able to spend my afternoon in this lovely art museum, sheltered from the howling wind and snow. The museum is admission-free, and the staff was very kind to offer me a museum map and give me a brief introduction of the museum and several major art works. The collection is a mixture of styles, including traditional Greenlandic art & crafts, European-inspired paintings, modern art installations, and posters/prints. It is an interesting place to look at Greenlandic culture.
  • Didn't cost much to visit and it was very strange. I didn't expect this from Greenland. It really felt unGreenlandic.
  • Ok to visit. Entrance prices are low. I expected more greenlandic type of art. Walk the city and find all the beautiful and relevant murials after your visit. You will see what I mean.
  • Opening Hours: Summer 29.04.19 – 01.09.19 Thursday 1pm – 9pm (admission free) Tuesday – Sunday 1pm – 5pm Entrance : 30 DKK Winter 02.09.19 – 03.05.20 Thursday 1pm – 9pm (admission free) Tuesday – Sunday 1pm – 5pm Entrance : 30 DKK About Nuuk Art Museum The museum is approximately 600 square meters and includes a large new extension with changing exhibitions. The permanent collection is primarily of works collected by Svend and Helene Junge Pedersen. The permanent exhibition includes an extensive collection of historic art, including works by Christine Deichmann (1869-1945), J.E.C. Rasmussen (1841-1893), Harald Moltke (1871-1960) and Emanuel A. Pedersen (1894-1948). The museum also exhibits a collection of more recent art from artists such as Simon Kristoffersen (1933-1990), Miki Jacobsen (b. 1965), Buuti Pedersen (b. 1955), Hans Lynge (1906-1988), Anne-Birthe Hove (1951-2012) and Pia Arke (1958-2007). Additionally the museum exhibits a great collection of carvings in soapstone, bone, wood, and ivory from all around Greenland. Nuuk Art Museum was a gift from Svend and Helene Junge Pedersen to the people in Nuuk. You can read the letter here (note: the letter is in Danish only): Junges Gavebrev. It was opened in 2005 and is found in the former Adventist church, on Kissarneqqortuunnguaq 5, a few minutes’ walk from the center of Nuuk. The gift was handed over to the municipality Kommuneqarfik Sermersooq (the former Nuup Kommunea), and is now running the museum. In the later years, the museum has worked on different projects, such as the audioguide, and the Art Walk for the city of Nuuk. The museum has also developed teaching materials for elementary schools and high schools. On recurrent days of importance, such as Culture Night, International Museum Day, vernissages, and the National Day, the museum organizes events, where everyone is welcome to participate. THANK YOU ________________________________
  • Most of the paintings have rotted away. Shoulda got DAT DRIPP!

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