Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum’s collection @ Tromsø, Norway
October 21, 2017 - December 24, 2020
Tegn V by Jan Groth (1990), photo Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum
What is North?
Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum’s collection encourages reflection, play and exploration, and in so doing enhances our perspectives of the North. What shapes the North? What is its history and what does it hold for the future? We present North as an combination of people, places and stories, in three rooms that thematically presents diverse perspectives from two centuries of art.
Bigger than ever
The collection is now displayed on two floors. We have revitalized the presentation of a wide range of techniques and mixed media, and through a continually changing exhibition we encourage intersecting narratives about both people and land. We have extended the collection with two new rooms, dedicated to alternating themes and an artist in focus. The winner of the John Savio Award, Britta Marakatt-Labba is the first artist to be presented, and the first theme will be Surrealism.
Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum is a stronghold for art in Northern Norway, with international ambitions and perspectives.
Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum presents art in a northern perspective from the 19th century till today. The museum’s collection consists of over two thousand works of art, and an ever-changing exhibition from the collection is presented on the second and third level. Exhibited works range from the Romantic period to contemporary art, showing works in a large variety of artforms.
The museum’s ground floor regularly displays current, temporary exhibitions that provide enriching art experiences. The museum emphasizes art that addresses themes relevant to the northern regions, such as climate change, subsistence, community life and indigenous issues.
Essential artists you can see in the museum are Peder Balke, Anna-Eva Bergman, David Hockney, Marit Følstad, Christian Krohg, Edvard Munch, Adolph Tidemand and Harriet Backer.