Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art (Astrup Fearnley Museet) Tours
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Housed in a suitably futuristic complex designed by Renzo Piano, the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art (Astrup Fearnley Museet) is a privately owned gallery devoted to modern and contemporary art. Its sizable collection dates from the 1960s and features both international and Norwegian artists.
Visitors can explore the museum on a self-guided tour, and tickets include access to all of the permanent exhibits. Highlights include works by Jeff Koons (including his Michael Jackson and Bubbles sculpture), Damien Hirst, Anselm Kiefer, Cindy Sherman, and Nate Lowman. The museum also hosts regular art events and temporary exhibitions.
Things to Know Before You Go
- There is an admission fee for the museum, but entrance is free for holders of the Oslo Pass.
- A museum shop and café are on-site.
- The museum is wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
The museum is located in the Tjuvholmen neighborhood along Oslo’s waterfront, a 10-minute drive from downtown. Trams run to neighboring Aker Brygge, and from there it’s a scenic 10-minute walk to the museum.
When to Get There
The museum is open every day but Monday, year-round, and it stays open late Thursday evenings. Art enthusiasts should check out the regular Art Nights, when the museum stays open until 11pm and offers a variety of special events, tours, and temporary exhibitions.
Architecture of the Astrup Fearnley Museum
The original Astrup Fearnley Museum opened its doors in 1993 and reopened in 2012 in a new building designed by Renzo Piano and Oslo architect Narud-Stokke-Wiig. The complex includes three buildings straddling a canal. The museum’s sail-inspired glass roof, cable-rigged columns, and silver-gray color scheme pay tribute to Oslo’s maritime heritage and the museum’s seafront location. Surrounding the museum, the Tjuvholmen Sculpture Park is another of Piano’s designs.
Address: Strandpromenaden 2, Oslo 0252, Norway
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Sightsee your way around the Norwegian capital with the Oslo Pass. Available with a range of validity periods, the city card is your ticket to get to know the city. Use it for free admissions to must-visit attractions like the Kon-Tiki Museum and Akershus Fortress, and make use of discounts at Tusenfryd theme park and Oslo Winter Park among other sites. Extra benefits include free public transport in select zones, discounted restaurant meals and more.
Taking safety measures
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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