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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  • August 17, 2017
    To visit this Museum for its architectural beauty (architect is Renzo Piano) but I did not appreciate the very violent permanent collection
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  • August 16, 2017
    In my opinion this is the "real" Museum of contemporary art in Oslo, since you have the official name I found poor quality (to put it kindly). When I visited there was a temporary exhibition of contemporary Chinese art, of remarkable quality. Its location is central, at one end of the pier, and near one of the areas of shopping and touristic restoration.
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  • August 15, 2017
    I was really excited to visit the new location. It's been a few years since I've been to Oslo and the museum was in a smaller location on the other side of town. The new building is beautiful and the ...  more »
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  • June 14, 2017
    Excellent museum, not only the building itself, which is a rather nice work of modern architecture, but also the interesting exhibitions we got to see. Nice shop and good facilities like free lockers and strollers for kids
  • May 10, 2017
    Without a doubt, the highlight of my entire trip to Oslo. This is truly world class. We spent hours here, the permanent exhibitions are ok but the temporary ones are outstanding. The gift shop too, is pretty outstanding.
  • May 2, 2017
    Oslo is so rich in museum. This one is definitely on your list. For its architecture, location and great art collection.
  • May 30, 2017
    Great Murakami by Murakami exhibition. Other interesting and cool artworks too, like the Michael Jackson and Bubbles sculpture. Some bizarre "art" too for those who are interested in that, like a conserved cow divided in half . Nice museum shop, though a bit pricey.
  • July 6, 2017
    Great Modern Art museum, featuring some Jeff Koons pieces, spatious and well organized. The museum cafe changes its theme depending on the temporary exhibitions.

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