If you take a walk along the Aker Brygge pier, you cannot miss the site of the Astrup Fearnlei Museum, designed by renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano. The Museum was established in 1993 and exhibits works of modern Scandinavian art. The building design depicts sails of a ship, with its glass roof, and it is located on both sides of the canal. The museum holds exhibits which vary, and their contents display leading works by renowned international and Norwegian contemporary artists. In one part of the Museum, visitors can witness the rotating selection of works from the Astrup Fearnlei Collection. The collection includes acclaimed works of artists such as Matthew Barney, Paul Chan, Trisha Donnelly, Félix González-Torres, Rachel Harrison, Anselm Kiefer, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons etc.
The Museum is surrounded by a sculpture park Tjuvholmen also designed by Remzo Piano, which makes it an attractive site in its own right. The Museum also has a souvenir shop.
Ticket prices for the Astrup Fearnlei Museum
Regular ticket price: €12.
Children up to the age of 18 have free access to the Museum.
Working hours of the Astrup Fearnlei Museum
The Museum is open from Monday to Sunday between 1 and 5pm.
The Museum is closed on Mondays.
Author of the text:
Maja Glavaš, Bachelor with Honours in Communicology. Works in Tourism.
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