Dronningensgt 4
Phone: +47 22936060
Website: www.afmuseet.no

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 2500m².

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 means—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.

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Permanent Collection

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
Janine Antoni
Francis Bacon
Matthew Barney
Frank Benson
Mike Bouchet
Anthony Burdin
Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller
Maurizio Cattelan
Paul Chan
Dan Colen
Trisha Donnelly
Gardar Eide Einarsson
Ă“lafur Eliasson
Elmgreen & Dragset
Tracy Emin
Cao Fei
Fischli & Weiss
Yang Fudong
Gilbert & George
Robert Gober
Nan Goldin
Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Douglas Gordon
Cai Guo-Qiang
Andreas Gursky
Hannah Greely
Karl Haendel
Mona Hatoum
Damien Hirst
Koo Jeong-A
Anselm Kiefer
Jeff Koons
Louise Lawler
Sherrie Levine
Ann Lislegaard
Nate Lowman
Bjarne Melgaard
Bruce Nauman
Shirin Neshat
Ernesto Neto
Sigmar Polke
Huang Yong Ping
Richard Prince
Adam Putnam
Charles Ray
Jason Rhoades
Gerhard Richter
Matthew Ronay
Torbjørn Rødland
Tom Sachs
Tom Sandberg
Cindy Sherman
Mari Slaattelid
Børre Sæthre
Vibeke Tandberg
Sam Taylor-Wood
Rirkrit Tiravanija
Liu Wei
Andy Warhol
Christopher Wool
Aron Young
Xu Zhen+ [ Read all ]


Please see www.afmuseet.no/?top_menu=2&sub_menu=0 for details of current and forthcoming exhibitions.

Previous Exhibitions

26.05.2007 - 26.08.2007
Ann Lislegaard -
Science Fiction and other worlds

20.01.2007 -29.04.2007
Richard Prince -
Canaries in the Coal Mine

16.09.2006 - 17.12.2006
Charles Ray -
black & white

Exhibitions (4)

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Free admission

Opening hours

Tuesday to Friday: 11am-5pm
Thursday: 11am-7pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12pm-5pm
Monday: closed

Getting there

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 Oslo’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 museum’s opening hours, a guided tour costs kr. 950,- (maximum 30 persons).

Outside regular opening hours, guided tours cost kr. 1850,- (maximum 30 persons).

Cancellations must be received one day before the tour is scheduled.

If cancellation notice is not received, a bill for NOK 500,- will be sent.


We offer three free guided-tours for school classes (maximum 30 pupils per tour) per day.

This free offer only applies on weekdays (11am, 12pm and 1pm).

Tours must be arranged and reserved at least 3 days in advance.

We request that you arrange your tours by e-mail:

Anki Oveland

Arranging tours by telephone is limited to between 10 am and 11 am, weekdays.

Cancellations must be made one day in advance.

If notice of cancellation is not received, the school will be billed for kr. 300.-

Contact person:

Contact person: Anki Oveland
Tel: 22 93 60 47
Fax: 22 93 60 65