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Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo

Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (must see)

First opened in 1993, the Astrup Fearnley Museum is a privately owned contemporary art gallery. It is managed by a foundation which was set up by the Fearnley family, a wealthy shipping dynasty. The museum houses an extensive permanent collection of Norwegian and international modern art. It is particularly notable for its collections of abstract expression and works by young British and American artists. One of the museum’s most notable exhibits is a large porcelain sculpture of Michael Jackson, created by American artist Jeff Koons. The gallery also has works by Francis Bacon, Damien Hirst and Andy Warhol on permanent display. In 2012 the museum moved to two new buildings by Renzo Piano.

Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art is now situated on Tjuvholmen in the centre of Oslo. The new museum was designed by the architect Renzo Piano and opened on 29 September 2012. It consists of two buildings housing the museum’s permanent collection as well as temporary exhibitions. Large, modern exhibition spaces give the museum the possibility to continue its ambitious program of temporary exhibitions. Altogether, Astrup Fearnley Museum has about 4200m² at its disposition. It is situated in the Tjuvholmen skulpturpark, also designed by Renzo Piano.

Why You Should Visit:
Architecturally perfect and right on the water, located in a hip & awesome neighborhood with nice harbor views.
The works inside are arranged cleverly to make full use of the buildings' bizarre shape.
There is a nice café that looks right onto the fjord and a park where you can have a picnic.

Tip:
Remember to keep your ticket, as it is needed several times at electronic gates controlling your entrance.
You can find a huge amount of information by downloading the app (they have free WiFi inside).

Operation Hours:
Tue, Wed, Fri: 12-5pm; Thu: 12-7pm; Sat, Sun: 11am-5pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art
Sight Location: Oslo, Norway
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Oslo, Norway

Create Your Own Walk in Oslo

Create Your Own Walk in Oslo

Creating your own self-guided walk in Oslo is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Hanshaugen Religious Walk

Hanshaugen Religious Walk

Learn more about the religious life of Oslo by taking this walking tour of the city’s most important sacred sights. An interesting variety of design, including Protestant and Catholic churches, can be found in Oslo Hanshaugen borough.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 Km or 0.9 Miles
Kvadraturen Walk

Kvadraturen Walk

Kvadraturen is the oldest quarter of Oslo. It is located in the very heart of the Sentrum borough and offers plenty of tourist spots to visit. Take this tour to explore the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Gamle Raadhus, Film Museum and many others.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Pipervika Bay Walk

Pipervika Bay Walk

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Frogner Walk

Frogner Walk

Frogner is an Oslo borough, located in the West End part of the Norwegian capital, renowned for its exceptional residential and retail facilities. The area is named after Frogner Manor, the site of which is now occupied by the eponymous Frogner Park. Centrally located, this is one of the priciest districts in Oslo, abounding in parks, marinas and pretty architecture. Take this tour to explore the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Grünerløkka and St. Hanshaugen Walk

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
Bygdøy Self-Guided Tour

Bygdøy Self-Guided Tour

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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 Km or 3.7 Miles

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