Photo: Tom A. Kolsstad
Photo: Tom A. Kolsstad


The Norwegian Art Scene

With a respected graphic artist at the throne, Norway is a country of great art.

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Astrup Fearnley, Oslo

Stunningly located beside the Oslo Fjord, Astrup Fearnley is one of the most important art institutions in Oslo. In the summer, experience one of Norway’s most extensive private collections of contemporary art and afterwards, go swimming at the pebbled beach just outside the door.

Astrup Fearnley

Astrup Fearnley, Tjuvholmen, Oslo

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Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen

Established in 1976, Hordaland Kunstsenter was the first artist-­run art center in Norway. It is located in one of the oldest school buildings in the beloved city of Bergen. One of their core activities is a residency program that is open to candidates of any nationality.

Hordaland Kunstsenter

Hordaland Kunstsenter, Nordnes, Bergen

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Kube, Ålesund. Photo: Shutterstock

Kube, Ålesund

When the Central Bank of Norway building was turned into the regional art museum, the charming west coast city of Ålesund gained another cultural treasure. The museum is devoted to promoting interest in fine art, applied art, design and architecture.


Apotekergata 16, Ålesund

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Northern Norway Art Museum, Tromso

The Northern Norway Art Museum is the only museum north of Trondheim. It covers the entire area of Northern Norway, and is proud of it. The museum has taken on the responsibility of communicating art to children as well as adults.

Northern Norway Art Museum

Sjøgata 1, Tromso

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