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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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  • 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 »
  • Interesting but far! You can reach this gallery by bus, but it's not very fast. Is better to go there in the summer, not in the winter, cause then you can see all exposition, also outside and only ins...  more »
  • There is an opportunity for eating in Bolgen and Moi restaurants, with indoor and outdoor seating. Also for enjoying the history of Henie Onstad As well as the various art exhibitions. After a long re...  more »
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  • the ice queen of Norway donate this museum to the neighbourhood! there is a room for all of her metals won from all over the world. Nice modernism art collections, and the new part of the museum is a good architecture.
  • Great art center and a great restaurant perfect for walks along the beach too
  • Very nice and exciting art center
  • Cool art museum in beautiful surroundings. Very interesting temporary exhibitions
  • Great arts centre with beautiful view, good food and children friendly activities