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Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.7/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web
Discover one of the most significant private collections of post-war and contemporary art in Northern Europe at Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art. The permanent collection, once dominated by paintings and sculptures by American and European artists, now features art from India, Japan, China, and Brazil as well. The museum's three pavilions sit against the waterfront backdrop in a neighborhood that used to house docks and shipyards. Notice how the maritime theme is reflected in a sail-shaped glass roof and mast-like steel columns. The museum also features strange works, like a cow split in half and submerged in formaldehyde by controversial British artist Damian Hurst. For Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art and beyond, use our Oslo trip builder to get the most from your Oslo vacation.
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  • Some pieces of modern art here are cool. Some are just reminding (me) about the fact that some artists are just bored people who finally made some idea that was a bit origiinal. 
  • A great museum dedicated to modern art. Placed wonderfully on Tjuvholmen right at the water, and great views from the roof terrace. The exhibitions are very inspiring and interresting. The permanent c...  read more »
  • Large and modern art musem showing both permanent and temporary exhibitions. Don't miss the cow and calf (which you can actually walk through), Michael Jackson, the lead books and the installation mad...  read more »
  • There are two wings of the museums, make sure you check out both. Museum is a must visit: the architecture itself, the surrounding (next to the port with a great view), the outdoor park (with cool sculpture), last but not the least the museum collection. Museum has restaurant and shop. Shop has great stuff, restaurant is nice but you could actually walk along the seaport, there are plenty of places to dine in.
  • Contemporary collection might not be for everyone. But Piano's fan will like it here. Worth a visit especially in summer when you can enjoy swimming in the surrounding
  • muy bonita esa zona
  • The collections are just plain and simple robbery. From the cut-in-half-cow to the dead horse, passing through the 100 "tom cruises heads" ( my 11yo brother could do better ) . Nice design, a very few number of pieces are interresting but they dont make those 100 Kr worth it . I'd avoid and head to the national gallery instead
  • The variety of exhbitions and pieces of art make this museum a good place to discover contemporary art. Plus the location by Oslo fjord is the best!