Kunstnernes Hus

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Kunstnernes Hus (The Artists' House) is an artist-run exhibition hall for contemporary art. Kunstnernes Hus opened in 1930, and ever since it has been one of Norway's chief venues for the presentation of Norwegian and international contemporary art.
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MulleEllum
Oslo, Norway1,850 contributions
Couples
The Artist's House is one of Oslo's most important exhibition halls for international and Norwegian contemporary art.

The present exhibition, "The Shadow of War: Political Art in Norway 1914–2014", touched me deeply.

The exhibition lasts until late in March 2015.

The next exhibition, 24th of April - 14th of June 2015, is a memorial exhibition featuring the works of the Norwegian artist photographer Tom Sandberg (1953 – 2014).
Written February 22, 2015
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Johanna P
Oslo, Norway117 contributions
Couples
Kunstnerner hus (or to be more precise; restaurant Lofthus Samvirkelag which is located in the same premises) offers culture experience in the form of art exhibitions, and also some of the best pizzas in town.

The pizzas here are fantastic; I love especially the pizzas with truffle salami and reindeer. There is a good selection of wines, however this is not a place for fine dining or for those who expect 5-star service. The atmosphere is relaxed, the prices are very reasonable (for Norway!) and you should adjust your expectations accordingly. This is not a place you'll see advertised all over, but is hands down way better than any chain places such as TGI's.

Hot tip: Skip the restaurant chain places on Karl Johans Gate and go to Kunstnernes Hus to taste some of the best pizzas in town.
Written August 8, 2017
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i12bent
Roskilde, Denmark84 contributions
Business
I was there for a day of lectures and a music fair, put on by The Wire Magazine and NyMusikk. The facility was excellent for the purpose, and the restaurant was cozy...
Written February 14, 2014
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TravelT
Oslo, Norway255 contributions
Friends
The museum is awesome, but the service at the so called restaurant is disgusting. My birthday was totally ruined by the terrible service by the so-called servers at Lofthus. The staff at Kiellands is awesome, here they have an attitude for whatever reason. Shame.
Written July 3, 2021
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EiWiSu
Drammen, Norway1,818 contributions
Solo
This is one of very few excellent buildings in Oslo. It’s great architecture, great conditions, genuine ambience and inspiring gallery spaces.
The current exhibition - spring 2020 - is absolutely beautiful. And they also have a cinema downstairs with and active program.
They even have a reading lounge upstairs, a workshop for kids in the mezzanine, and a bookstore by the entrance. Get inspired!
Look out for an excuse to visit this gem of a building!
Written March 14, 2020
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EiWiSu
Drammen, Norway1,818 contributions
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This is one of the greatest buildings in Oslo, if you ask me. Lovely architecture, tall ceilings, original building materials from the thirties and bespoke exhibition spaces with skylit galleries upstairs. Perfect place to see art.
I came for an amazing exhibition by Vanessa Baird. She had covered the walls with detailed paintings. It was totally overwhelming to see the gallery rooms this way.
Well done.
It’s possible to stop by in the foyer cafe and restaurant for food and drinks. But it’s worth just coming for the art in this specially made exhibition space!
Written April 7, 2018
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LaurentCL2
Alassio, Italy2,037 contributions
I went there during the "Ben Rivers" and the "100 ÅRS SAMLIV" exhibitions. Only two rooms with NOTHING interesting to see. A waste of time and money... 100 kr. for that? And it was so cold inside. What a shame :-(((( I visited better exhibitions for free in my life!
Written December 15, 2021
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Gabriel H
Bellaire, TX6,993 contributions
Housed in a modern, utilitarian building, this is a very good collection of contemporary art, and the place is owned and run by the artists. The exhibits change frequently, so go back, even if you've visited in the past. It has a very good cafe, place for kids to be entertained, a book shop, movie theater and a restaurant with outdoor seating overlooking the Royal gardens. It is open all week, except Mondays. Opening hours are longer on Thursdays.
Written August 24, 2019
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Tina A
65 contributions
Solo
Always interesting shows. Well curated. Many guides event through the exibitions. Fantastic cinema with the best program in Oslo area!
Written May 15, 2019
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FayeInAmsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,449 contributions
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This contemporary art house has big sketches hanging. In beautiful pastel colours. At first the scenes look tranquil in a way but looking a bit closer quite the opposite. Very interesting! Also video art and landscape art. I like the spaces and how the art is displayed.
Written January 26, 2018
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Kunstnernes Hus is open:
  • Tue - Wed 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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