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Henie Onstad Art Center, Oslo

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The Henie Onstad Kunstsenter is an art museum located at Høvikodden in Bærum municipality, Norway. It is situated on a headland jutting into the Oslofjord, approximately south of Oslo.HistoryThe artcentre was founded in 1968 by World and Olympic champion figure skater Sonja Henie (1912–1969) and her husband, shipping magnate and art collector Niels Onstad (1909–1978). Their private collection of contemporary art, total 110 images, as well as funds for construction and operation of the centre was donated by the couple in 1961, when the Sonja Henie and Niels Onstad Foundation was created. The centre, designed by Norwegian architects Jon Eikvar and Sven Erik Engebretsen, also contains Sonja Henie's award collection.In 1994, the building was extended, and a two-story wing with exhibition spaces and technical rooms was added. This project was designed by the same architects—the new wing abuts the main body of the building as an organic extension. In 2003, another extension was made, this time in the form of an annex that extends into the outdoor park, connected to the main building by a passage leading from the lower level. In addition to six exhibition halls, the Centre also has an auditorium and smaller meeting rooms. Today, the total building area is approximately 9,500 square metres, of which 3,500 are occupied by exhibition spaces.PresentHenie Onstad Kunstsenter organizes exhibitions and performances. Art center is visited by around 100,000 people each year. The centre celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2008 with exhibitions, seminars, book, concert and movie titled Høvikodden LIVE.
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  • It should not come as a surprise to some, but it could probably be a good idea with a preference for modern art. Interesting exhibitions.
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  • Exciting building, unique exhibits, beautiful surroundings and nice place to eat. I have been there many times and never tire. The plant out a summer day is lovely and the rooms inside are perfect for exhibitions that show more than pictures. Can definitely recommended!
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  • Henie Onstad Kunstsenter is very nice locatet at Høvikodden with beautiful surroundings. The gallery has lots of different and interesting exhibitions. There is a Bølgen & Moi restaurant in the buildi...  more »
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  • Great arts centre with beautiful view, good food and children friendly activities
  • Nice place with a lot of good exhibitions. Tends to be rather crowded though.
  • Cool art museum in beautiful surroundings. Very interesting temporary exhibitions
  • Yayoi Kusama utstillingen var meget flott og trots store mengder mennesker opplevdes det ikke trangt.
  • Surrounding areas are what makes it very nice, inside it's more self-serving