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Oslo has undergone immense development in the field of art and culture, and today it has become one of the leading art platforms not only in Europe but in the entire world.
The city has excellent infrastructure, and the authorities support the artists to a large extent. Art galleries like the National Gallery, Gallery Fineart, Oslo City Hall Gallery etc. have almost become important landmarks of Oslo. Check out some of the most interesting galleries in Oslo city and explore art and attractions at its best.
The National Gallery, established in 1837, is situated at the St. Olavs plass in Oslo. This gallery holds paintings, sculptures as well as other fine artworks of some of the most celebrated artists in the world history such as Julius Middelthun, Johan Christian Claussen Dahl, Erik Werenskiold, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Christian Krohg, Edvard Munch and many more. The National Gallery is a part of the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design.
Address: Universitetsgata 13, 0164 Oslo, Norway.
Tel.: +47 21 98 20 00
The National Gallery, established in 1837 is situated at the St. Olavs plass in Oslo. This gallery holds paintings, sculptures as well as other fine artworks of some of the most celebrated artists in the world history such as Julius Middelthun, Johan Christian Claussen Dahl, Erik Werenskiold, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Christian Krohg, Edvard Munch and many more. The National Gallery is a part of the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design.
Address: St. Olavs plass, N–0130 Oslo, Norway
Tel.: +47 21 98 20 00
The Magic Ice is a place that will transform you into a frozen magical land which is made up of frost. The whole permanent exhibition is made up of crystal clear ice. It includes ice sculptures with coloured LED lighting made by many renowned artists from around the world. This place is situated near the Grand Hotel and Hotel Bristol in the central Oslo. The visitors here get a welcome drink, which is served in ice glasses.
Tel.: +47 92 03 13 00
The Galleri Fineart lies between the Aker Brygge and Tjuvholmen and covers a huge area of around 2000 sq. m. The gallery is home to about eleven thousand pieces of art which are created by 1000 artists from the different parts of the world. This gallery showcase art forms like photography, graphics, works in oil and acrylic, jewellery, crafts, design articles, sculptures, books, etc. and many more.
Address: Galleri Fineart Filipstad Brygge 0252 Oslo, Norway
Tel.: +47 22 01 24 20
One of the most interesting art galleries in Oslo, Gallery Format, was formed in the year 1991. This gallery consists of an exhibition and a commission department. The gallery organisation changes its displayed items regularly which contain crafts, metals, textiles, glass articles, jewellery and also a large variety of ceramics.
Address: Rådhusgata 24, 0151 Oslo, Norway.
Tel.: +47 22 41 45 40
The Kunstnernes Hus is an art gallery located in Oslo which represents the Functionalist architecture positioned at the Wergelandsveien 17. The architecture of the gallery building is an important example of a transition from the neoclassical architecture to 20th-century Functionalism. This art gallery organises numerous art shows throughout the year and also holds the ‘Høstutstillingen’, and the annual fellowship application exhibit.
Address: Wergelandsveien 17 N-0167 Oslo, Norway
Tel.: +47 22 85 34 10
The Albin Upp Gallery & Art Cafe’s history dates back to the early nineteenth century, and the gallery was then just a farmer’s home. The gallery comprises of Norwegian art in various forms like paintings, ceramics, sculptures, textiles, etc. This gallery also sports a cafe where you can relish tapas and other snacks and wash it down with a large variety of wines.
Address: Briskebyveien 42, 0259 Oslo, Norway.
Tel.: +47 99 35 80 20
Gallery Semmingsen is an art gallery founded in 1999 and run by Astrid Hilde Semmingsen. Located in the heart of the art district Tjuvholmen, the gallery showcases art forms like paintings, photography, sculpture and graphics created by tallented and upcoming artists.
Address: Fru Kroghs brygge 2,
Tel.: +47 905 94 117