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Stavanger Museum of Fine Arts

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Address: Henrik Ibsens gate 55, Stavanger 4021, Norway
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+47 51 84 27 00
11:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 16:00

Stavanger Museum of Fine Arts offers a collection of distinguished...

Stavanger Museum of Fine Arts offers a collection of distinguished Norwegian art ranging from nineteenth century to contemporary art. Of particular interest is the unique collection of paings by Lars Hertervig (1830-1902) who was born in Tysvaer by Stavanger, and whose romantic, powerful and highly personal landscapes still have as trong impact on the viewers. The museum also contain the Hafsten Collection, a former private collection of works by mid-twentieth century painters, making the museum a national centre for art from this period. The museum is beautifully situated in the park surrounding the lake Mosvannet, 3 km from the city centre.

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Significant introduction to Norwegian culture

A surprise visit to the Stavanger Museum of Fine Art left me intrigued and delighted. There were good collections by some Norwegian artists and these were well displayed and... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2016
Jane G
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful museum! I visited during a work related trip, and was so lucky to see the place after hours with the Director, my former colleague. This museum has an important collection, exciting temporary exhibitions, fantastic surroundings and an interesting building! They also program a great deal of relevant events for everyone from kids to elders. Did you know... More 

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Rio Verde, Arizona
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

Do not go here even if it is free. You are wasting your time and energy. This is not art as second grade children can do better. The location is way out of the main area.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

A surprise visit to the Stavanger Museum of Fine Art left me intrigued and delighted. There were good collections by some Norwegian artists and these were well displayed and curated, although some of the lighting was challenging when items were behind glass. Not all Norwegian artists were represented and it would have been good to have works on loan from... More 

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Reviewed 26 July 2015

I came here with my teenage children after seeing reviews on TripAdvisor. The gallery was delightful with art both modern and classical. There was a lovely little shop and coffee area too. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 7 February 2015

Good contemporary exhibition along with new mounting of the collection of mainly older art, paintings from the area seem to be the main focus.

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Mclean VA
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Reviewed 23 September 2014

The museum has a park setting and is close to a small lake with a lakeside path. We had walked from the center of Stavanger and walked most of the way around the lake when we came upon the museum. The glass dome lobby is spacious. The dome has a solarium effect so it is warm and light inside. There... More 

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South Bend, IN
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

This modern museum of art is a good place to spend a rainy misty hour. A few paintings by both Renoir and Munch, as well as paintings by many Norwegian artists are shown. While the museum is small, this makes viewing the entire display possible in an hour. Rica Forum residents receive a complementary entry. Activities for children are available.

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Sandnes, Norway
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Reviewed 29 November 2012

We really enjoyed the Munch exhibition. Well done, including the study of the "new" work. Generally speaking the Art museum is badly underfunded and owns little art of real interest, but this was a very good effort.

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Reviewed 21 October 2012

The permanent exhibition contains a very comprehensive collection of Norwegian 'golden age' painters in the last part of the nineteenth century with Hertervig and Kitty Kielland as excellent examples. The modern art collection was less impressive. At the time of the visit a temporary exhibition on Edvard Munch was exposed in collaboration with Berlin Art Museum. This was an impressive... More 

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