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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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  • Not a big collection but big art pieces from the worlds top iconic artisits. Some challenging sexual and political works, interesting to see what the creative art world is up to. An incredible buildin...  more »
  • Went there for murakami by murakami (Japanese art) and I fell in love with the museum. Ended up with a membership. Looking forward to seeing the Chinese art.  more »
  • This was an hour of my life I'll never get back - and that includes 30 minutes of waiting to get in, which turned out to be the best part. Don't waste your time!  more »
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • Oslo is so rich in museum. This one is definitely on your list. For its architecture, location and great art collection.
  • 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.
  • 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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