Address: Dronningensgt 4
Phone: +47 22936060
Astrup Fearnley Museum Of Modern Art
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art is a private contemporary art museum that produces temporary exhibitions of international art. We welcome the public to an exciting exhibition program, which include the greatest names in the international arena of art.
The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art is an independent part of the Astrup Fearnley building complex, which covers approximately one half of a city block. Designed by LPO architects and designers, the museum opened in the autumn of 1993 and encloses an area of about 2500mÂ˛.
The main entrance in Dronningens gate is marked with monumentally large steel doors; when the doors are open, one can see from a great distance that the museum is open.
The exhibition spaces cover two floors. The height of the galleries varies from 3,5 to 10,5 meters. In the design of the gallery spaces, emphasis is upon the rooms expressing humility in relation to the artworks; simultaneously they provide the works with a beautiful and functional frame. Emphasis is also laid upon the entryway and exhibition spaces being airy and pleasant to move about in. The floor-design provides great flexibility for temporary constructions and installations. The choice of materials expresses quality but with limited meansâ€”here the artworks are the main focus. The concrete wall, like a circular movement in the museum, establishes a powerful but nevertheless subdued backdrop; the stairway to the main gallery, formed in steel with steps of smoked oak, shows an unambiguous connection between the two floors. The stone floor is made of Cascais Azul, a Portuguese sandstone.
The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art opened to the public on October 9, 1993. Since then, the museum has confirmed its position as an important institution for the presentation of contemporary art, both through mounting prestigious exhibitions, but also through its large holdings of Norwegian and International contemporary art.
Some of the most important artists from the collection are (not all of the exhibited in the museum):
Allora & Calzadilla
Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller
Gardar Eide Einarsson
Elmgreen & Dragset
Fischli & Weiss
Gilbert & George
Huang Yong Ping
Xu Zhen+ [ Read all ]
26.05.2007 - 26.08.2007
Ann Lislegaard -
Science Fiction and other worlds
Richard Prince -
Canaries in the Coal Mine
16.09.2006 - 17.12.2006
Charles Ray -
black & white
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Tuesday to Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12pm-5pm
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art is situated at Dronningensgate 4, a 5-10 minute walk from the RĂĄdhuset (City Hall), Karl Johan Gate and the central train station.
Tram: 10, 12 and 19 to Tollbugata/Dronningensgate.
Subway: To Stortinget Station or Jernbanetorget Station.
The museum has a well stocked shop situated adjacent to the front entrance. The shop has ambitions of being one of Osloâ€™s best art bookstores. In addition to our own catalogues, we offer an up-to-date selection of books on Norwegian and international contemporary artists. You will find everything from art theory, monographs and general art books, to an exciting selection of art magazines, games and books for children. There are also postcards, posters and gift items.
Museum internal and external photos (4)
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Public Guided Tours
Every Sunday, at 1 pm there are public guided tours in the museum. Guided tours cost NOK 25 per person (in Norwegian).
Group guided tours can be arranged. Please call +47 22 93 60 47.
During the museumâ€™s opening hours, a guided tour costs kr. 950,- (maximum 30 persons).