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The iconic Astrup Fearnley Museum Oslo

The Astrup Fearnley museum of contemporary art, Oslo, Norway. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo – 

This spectacular wooden structure, designed by the world-known Italian architect Renzo Piano, has become a new landmark at the waterfront of Oslo, Norway, beautifully located by the Oslo fjord at the end of the Aker Brygge – Tjuvholmen pedestrian area. This privately owned museum of contemporary art opened in 2012, and became soon one of the most visited buildings in Oslo.
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The Astrup Fearnley museum Oslo. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Two buildings

The museum consists of two separate buildings, linked together with bridges connecting the roofs, with a beautiful canal in between. There is a tiny beach as well, and a tiny sculpture park. The larger building hosts the permanent exhibition, while the smaller hosts the temporary exhibitions. The museum gives 6-7 temporary exhibitions each year, producing exhibitions that travel worldwide.

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More pictures from Astrup Fearnley museum:

Astrup Fearnlye museum Oslo. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Oslo fjord view from the museum

Astrup Fearnley museum Oslo. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Wooden bridge leading to the museum

Astrup Fearnley museum Oslo. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Amazing roof bridges connecting the two museum buildings

Oslo, Astrup Fearnley museum. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Wooden structure at Astrup Fearnley museum

Art work outside the Astrup Fearnley museum. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Art work outside the Astrup Fearnley museum

Summer in Oslo, by the Oslo fjord. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Relaxing by the Astrup Fearnley museum