Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art
Airy waterfront museum, designed by Renzo Piano, with an international contemporary art collection. Astrup Fearnley Museet is one of Scandinavia’s most notable museums for contemporary art. Beautifully situated by the fjord, it has become a popular landmark along Oslo’s harbour promenade. The museum consists of two buildings. The main pavilion hosts rotating exhibitions and new commissions by artists from all over the world. A scenic bridge takes you to the second building, where a selection of works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection is on display. The collection includes significant works by Matthew Barney, Paul Chan, Trisha Donnelly, Félix González-Torres, Rachel Harrison, Anselm Kiefer, Glenn Ligon, Bjarne Melgaard, Julie Mehretu, Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons.
The museum building is designed by renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano, whose other notable museum buildings include Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. In addition to the exhibitions, a visit to the Astrup Fearnley Museum should include a stop at the museum shop, a break at restaurant VentiVenti and a walk outside in the scenic Tjuvholmen Sculpture Park.