The Museum of Contemporary Art shows temporary exhibitons of both loaned works and works from its own collections. The museum opened in 1990.
Visitors can see three permanent installations: The sculpture Shaft by Richard Serra, Per Inge Bjørlo's Inner Room V, and Ilya Kabakov's The Garbage Man: The Man Who Never Threw Anything Away.
The National Museum's collection of contemporary art contains some 5,000 works by Norwegian and international artists from the years since 1945. The collection covers a broad spectrum of genres and media: Paintings, print-making, drawing, photography, sculpture, objects, installation and video-art.
The museum shop has a rich collection of contemporary art books.
Norwegian name: Museet for Samtidskunst