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“A good local museum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Stavanger Museum of Fine Arts

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Stavanger Museum of Fine Arts
Henrik Ibsensgt. 55, Stavanger 4021, Norway
+47 51 84 27 00
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Ranked #33 of 67 things to do in Stavanger
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Owner description: 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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“A good local museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 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 part of the visit. Very few visitors were in the museum the Saturday we visited, which may be due to the time being out of season. This is a pity as the museum is absolutely worth visting. A little minus is given because of access difficulties for visitors arriving in cars. Better signs for finding parking facilities would help. Also inside it would help with a little sign indicating 'tickets' at the ticket counter.

Visited October 2012
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