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National Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art

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Address: Bankplassen 4, Oslo 0151, Norway
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Very impressive building!

I have visited the museum several times, but it was only the present Exhibition of Sidsel Paaske which I found impressive. I learned so much more about her than I knew before, and... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 November 2016
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I have visited the museum several times, but it was only the present Exhibition of Sidsel Paaske which I found impressive. I learned so much more about her than I knew before, and I found her jewellery pieces were great! I also found the museum shop interesting!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

As I am not the art person it was for me okay to see the pictures, paintings and similar things. It is a nice museum with some limited exhibitions in addition.

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Drammen, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The current exhibition by Sidsel Paaske is excellent, but check their program before planning a whole day out. Their exhibitions have very various quality, The building has however been revived to it's old glory. The white cubes are removed and it's now possible to see original building details, particularly on first floor. That is really worth visiting.

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Malmo, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I spent half an hour at this rather small museum. The building itself is nice but the few collections were a bit disappointing. The second floor exhibition was advertised but non-existent as far as I could see. The staff is friendly and the café served a nice chocolate cake.

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Pune, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

As I have said many times in my reviews here, modern art is as good or bad as the space where it is displayed and exhibited. In some cases (Guggenheim, Neues, Kiasma, Kumu) the building and the space itself becomes art and enhances the exhibits. In some cases like here, the building is so inappropriate and depressing that even good... More 

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Thank ZenHealer7
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Worth a short visit if you have an Oslo Pass. A little too abstract for my taste as depicted by the mouldy bread exhibit and the giant bonbon (pictured). Probably worth going if you are an art officianado.

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Thank drmartin1970
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

A lovely old building to house a range of interesting & thought provoking installations. As ever with art, there were some pieces I enjoyed more than others, and some I did not understand at all, but overall this was a really pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Especially if, like us, you stop off in the delightfully eclectic cafe for... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

My biggest surprise was Ilya Kabakov's permanent exhibition but I liked a lot of other items as well. I find this museum's collection more profound then the Astrup's, with no flashy installations by internationally known artists but great presenation of modern artworks with explanations on the walls.

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Queensland, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Worth a half hour look if you have an Oslo card, otherwise just check out the building from the outside and the square it sits in. The layout of the museum works well, with the separate rooms for exhibits, but honestly the most interesting exhibit in there at the moment is the 'Man who never threw anything away' installation. 'Silent... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

We stopped into the Contemporary Art branch of the National Museum largely because we were walking by and had Oslo Cards. A number of the exhibits exploring sound and silence tested my patience here at the end of a long day of museum going. I was captivated, however, by Eva Bergman's "Graphic Universe." Simple shapes but complex designs and immediate... More 

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