Fra utstillingen «An Appetite for Painting».
From the exhibition "An Appetite for Painting". Photo: The National Museum / Annar Bjørgli

The Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art closed 3 September 2017. The contemporary art collection has started its transition towards the new National Museum.

Visitors can see five permanent installations: the sculpture Shaft by Richard Serra, Per Inge Bjørlo’s Inner Room V, Ilya Kabakov’s The Garbage Man: The Man Who Never Threw Anything Away, Marianne Heier's Promesse de bonheur and two gallery rooms dedicated to Louise Bourgeois.

The National Museum’s collection of contemporary art contains some 5,000 works by Norwegian and international artists from the years since 1945. The collection covers a broad spectrum of genres and media: painting, print-making, drawing, photography, sculpture, objects, installation and video-art.