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 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.
In Building 2, The Collection, we have opened an Infolounge. The museum wanted to establish a room where our visitors can sit down during their visit and familiarize themselves with everything the museum has to offer. The lounge is a collaboration between the museum and Montana by KiiL, who have furnished the room with their noteworthy design products and have created both an inspiring and comfortable reading area.