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Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo

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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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  • Make sure you check out what's the temporary exhibition, because if it's of no interest for you than the main building isn't worth the entrance ticket price, the permanent collection isn't that big at...  more »
  • Many large objects with incredible detail. You could in principle look forever and always see new things. The artwork was very varied, ranging from a big busty o scantily clad woman (made me think of Dolly Parton) to a golden spiral, a few meters high. Clearly worth seeing!
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  • Best Museum of modern art that I have visited. Incredibly good exhibitions, amazing photos and nicely implemented. Murakami by murakami-exhibit was so nice. Not so expensive for students either. Really recommended-here I'm going to back when it comes a new exhibit!
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  • The museum itself is a lovely piece of architecture. The view was spectacular. It's not the most easy accessible place as the transit between the buses was quite difficult and there's a lot of walking to get to this place. However the art it was displaying was very interesting and more than make up for it. It has even got it's own app so you can listen to audio attached to some of the artwork. The sculptures in the park were also very interesting. It is a very well laid out place and just generally very pretty. I would definitely recommend visiting this museum if you are visiting Oslo.
  • Another stylish building at modern Aker Brygge district. Paintings and sculptures of modern artists are also very interesting.
  • Permanent exposition might be a bit inaccessible to most visitors, but the seasonal ones are really quite enjoyable. Always fun to go, and a great overall location. Free for children!
  • 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