Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art
With buildings designed by Renzo Piano, The Astrup Fearnley Museum rests grandly on Oslo’s waterfront like a cruise ship in port. Canals, bridges, lawns and sailboats surround the area, and visitors find themselves steps away from the beach when exploring the campus. Inside the building, the museum has been dedicated to the presentation of American artists of the 1980s since its opening in 1993, but the collection has also expanded to include international contemporary artists, as well as German Abstract Expressionism, English modern painting, and the YBAs. Amongst the 1500 works sits the infamous Jeff Koons’ Michael Jackson and Bubbles, alongside works from the likes of Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, Francis Bacon, Gerhard Richter, Olafur Eliasson, and Cao Fei.
The museum’s temporary exhibitions, changing every two months or so, are equally impressive. As an extension of their dedication to a collection spanning modern and contemporary works, they have included everything from new insights to Andy Warhol, to the first large scale exhibition of works by Elmgreen and Dragset, making this one of Oslo’s premier destinations for the best in recent art.
Cafe Renzo provides diners with a spectacular view of Oslofjord, and offers a selection staple Scandanavian deli foods and drinks.
This shop is everything you could want from a Scandinavian museum store – great, quirky Scandinavian design, including home ware and fashion items, and a hand selected choice of books relevant to the exhibitions and collection.
Norway+47 22 93 60 60
Tuesday – Wednesday 12.00 – 5.00
Thursday – 12.00 – 7.00
Friday 12.00 – 5.00
Saturday – Sunday – 11.00 – 5.00
Tram: Aker Brygge (Lines 12 and 16)