Astrup Fearnley Museet
Astrup Fearnley Museet is a private museum of contemporary art in Oslo, and has since its opening in 1993 been one of the most important art institutions in Norway. The museum is beautifully located by the Oslo Fjord in a spectacular building designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano. The museum presents temporary exhibitions of Norwegian and international art, and houses the Astrup Fearnley Collection, one of Norway’s most important and extensive private collections of contemporary art, with iconic works by artists like Damien Hirst, Anselm Kiefer and Jeff Koons.
The museum opened its doors to the public in October 1993 and was officially opened by Queen Sonja. In September 2012, the museum moved from Dronningensgate in the Kvadraturen district in Oslo to the new building on Tjuvholmen.
About the Astrup Fearnley Collection
The Astrup Fearnley Collection dates back to the 1960s and includes works by international and Norwegian contemporary artists. The collection dates back to the 1960s and includes works by international and Norwegian contemporary artists. Rather than being built up around art historical periods and movements the collection focuses on individual groundbreaking works, and often selected artists are closely followed over several years. For a long time, the collection had a focus on young American artists, while in recent years it has also included important voices from Europe, Brazil, Japan, China and India.