On 9 October, 1993, Astrup Fearnley Museet opened its doors at Dronningensgate 4, in the Kvadraturen district of Oslo. For 25 years the museum has promoted the internationalisation of the arts in Norway by inviting and presenting some of the most prominent participants in the international art world.
In the Astrup Fearnley Collection, there are many treasures, both famous and unknown. From time to time, some of the works travel across the world, so that they can be discovered by new eyes. Whether it is in "the Big Apple" NYC, or the more exotic Buenos Aires. This time, that's exactly where we are going, to the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, perhaps more known as MALBA The works of Cindy Sherman and Richard Prince appears there until October 29, 2018.
In 2017 the museum hosted a record number of visitors. 187,000 people have seen our exhibitions and taken part in our openings and arrangements. This is higher than the visitor numbers at our opening exhibition in 2012, when the museum was Oslo’s biggest new attraction. This could not have come at a better time, as in 2017 we have celebrated the museum’s fifth anniversary at Tjuvholmen.
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Astrup Fearnley Museet is proud to announce the acquisition of two new works by Ai Weiwei. The museum invited Ai Weiwei to create a work for the summer exhibition Chinese Summer and the result was a striking installation of the works Tyres (2016) and Odyssey (2017), which now belongs to the Astrup Fearnley Collection!
This year, one of the most popular and influential British artists of the 20th century; David Hockney. Tate Modern in London, Le Centre Pompidou in Paris and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York present an all-encompassing retrospective of his life’s work.