The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art is a must-see at Oslo for architecture lovers as well as for fans of contemporary art. But even if you would only love to enjoy great views on the neighboring Aker brygge neighborhood, have lunch at the museum restaurant or swim in the fjord at the beach in front of the museum – it is only a short walk from the city center and very worth to be done. The museum was founded in 1993 financed by the descendants of the Fearnley shipping family. The current building at the shore was opened in 2021.
Within two buildings modern art by artists like Olafur Eliasson, Francis Bacon, Damien Hirst, Bruce Nauman, Sigmar Pole, Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons is presented. In 2002 the museum bought Jeff Koons’ work Michael Jackson with Bubbles for the crazy amount of more than five million USD and became well-known in the art world. Over time the museum has hosted very interesting changing exhibitions of famous contemporary artworks; but also the permanent exhibition has a lot of interesting works in store. Don’t forget to hang out on the roof terrace; a wonderful place to relax.
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art