Astrup Fearnley moves to Tjuvholmen
During the autumn of 2012 Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art will move into a spectacular new building at Tjuvholmen in Oslo, designed by world renowned architect Renzo Piano.
Located in a sculpture park along the waterfront of Oslo at Tjuvholmen it will embody the collection of the museum, temporary exhibitions as well as a café and a museum shop.
Tjuvholmen is a brand new seaside township in Oslo with innovative spaces for living, dining, shopping and experiencing fine art and culture. Here the new Astrup Fearnley Museum will allocate exhibition spaces in two buildings, one for the museum's collection and one for temporary exhibitions. As the new space allows the Museum to present works from its collection on a permanent basis, artists such as Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Charles Ray, Richard Prince, Matthew Barney, Bruce Nauman, Robert Gober and Cindy Sherman will be on permanent display right in the centre of Oslo.
The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art is a privately owned museum in Oslo which collects and presents contemporary international art. The Museum was opened in 1993, but the collection has a history that dates back to the 1960s. Over the last decade, the Museum has concentrated on American contemporary artists, and most recently, the focus has been on works by important Japanese, Chinese, and Indian artists.
The museum offers guided tours for the public and school classes, coordinates Art Clubs for children and teenagers, and makes use of mobile phone technology to broaden outreach and facilitate interaction with the collection. The museum organises three to four shows every year. Specially trained invigilators work in the exhibition spaces and offers the public information about the Museum, its collection, the exhibitions, artists, and artworks.
Welcome to a unique art experience at the water front of Tjuvholmen in 2012!
Meanwhile Astrup Fearnley Museum is still to be found in Dronningensgate 4, Oslo.
To learn more, please visit afmuseet.no.