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Great place to soend the inevitable bad weather day

Another great place to spend the inevitable bad weather day. The exhibits are beautiful and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Outstanding collection for a town this size!

One thing that's impressed me greatly about Greenland is the quality of their museums in... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We had admittance to this art museum with our museum admittance. we loved looking at all the pictures over the two floors. The staff were lovely and there were clean toilets.

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 September 2012

This small local art museum features early twentieth-century oil paintings of the landscape. The best of these images can be found on postcards and posters sold in the museum shop. Somewhat surprisingly indigenous Inuit carvings were absentl.

1  Thank seed37
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately this was closed unexpectedly on a day which it wasn’t supposed to. Just to make others aware this sometimes happens. The path to the museum had been cleared which was good because its on a steep slope!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another great place to spend the inevitable bad weather day. The exhibits are beautiful and interesting

Thank Rusty1976
Reviewed 3 October 2018

One thing that's impressed me greatly about Greenland is the quality of their museums in communities that are quite small, and this art museum was no exception. In addition to fantastic paintings by local and Scandinavian artists, they had a travelling show of Inuit Art...More

Thank Phillyjanie
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Great value small art museum and gallery in this small city. Collection of works by danish painter Emanuel A Petersen, who captures the light and mood of the Arctic in his scenes of West Greenland landscapes and Inuit life. Also works by local artists including...More

Thank rilasata
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Didn't expect that much from an art museum in a town of less than 5000, but this was a pleasant surprise. The ground floor is filled with really lovely paintings by a European, Emanuel A. Petersen, very evocative of the land and people. I'm sure...More

Thank Expedition2486
Reviewed 20 August 2018

A must see in the city (100m from city center) - ticket is combined with historical museum - The building itself is an historical place worth the visit but all art displayed is great . older painting but also modern local one which are unique...More

Thank MarcPe
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Although there is an admission charge at this and the regular museum - it is a 2fer - the same admission will get you into both at no additional charge. It looks like the collections displayed change on a somewhat regular basis but while we...More

Thank msuzdak
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This is a heaven of arts centre in Ilulissat. It combines permanent exhibits with temporary exhibitions from different cultures in the Arctic region, giving a larger perspective to the Greenlandic culture. The paintings of mostly Danish painters reflect the Europeans' sometimes romantic visions of Greenland...More

Thank DionysiosD1
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Very interesting collection of paintings by an early polar painter (European), and a strongly curated collection of contemporary Greenlandic artists. Upstairs is a rotating exhibit. The Cape Dorset prints were beautiful and an important contribution to current printmaking.

Thank AKM0000
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

A beautiful insight on Greenlandic art from different times and styles. The host is very kind and helpful; he's passionate about his museum. In the attic there's an exposition on famous explorers of the polar regions, impressive!

Thank Dennie N
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