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Panorama picture from Bærum Municipality in Norway




HENIE-ONSTAD ART CENTER

The Henie-Onstad Art Center has the largest collection in Norway of international modern art, and is one of the most popular museums in Norway. In addition to art exhibitions, the museum is a thriving activity center for music, dance, theatre, film and literature. Cafe / restaurant with award-winning cuisine. Gallery shop and library.

The Henie-Onstad Art Center is a donation from the famous Norwegian figure skater, Sonja Henie, and her shipowner husband, Niels Onstad. A room in the gallery displays all the awards, prizes and trophies tha Sonja Henie won during her career as a figure skater.

The Henie-Onstad Art Center is surrounded by an international sculpture park. The focal point is work by Arnold Haukeland, who was a pioneer of modern Norwegian sculpture, and who lived in Bærum for most of his life. The Henie-Onstad collection comprises more than 7.000 works and includes Picasso, Matisse, Beuys and Christo.