Thanks for checking out our post about art in Oslo. Galleries, museums, supplies, schools, shows, events and more will all be discussed in detail right here.
This intro will be short and sweet because we know your time is valuable. Jumping right into the best Oslo art galleries and museums where you can see some of the finest exhibits in Norway seems to be the wisest plan.
You may want to know about the best art stores in your area where you can buy all the supplies and materials you desire so they will be listed. We also don’t want to forget about the best shows and events the region has to offer.
If you get a sunny day enjoy it by going on a local art walking tour or by seeing some of the most unique statues and sculptures around town. Taking group classes or private lessons at one of the nicer art schools in Oslo can be a great way to improve your skills quickly.
Renting out an art studio near you when the time is right to get things moving on your next project could improve your odds of success. Appraisers, dealers, and framing shops will also get their own sections.
Europe has been discussed many times on our site.
Best Art Galleries & Museums In Oslo
If you want to check out the best art galleries and museums in Oslo you can head to:
- National Museum at Brynjulf Bulls Plass 3
- Munch Museum at Edvard Munchs Plass 1
- Astrup Fearnley Museet at Strandpromenaden 2
- Henie Onstad Kunstsenter at Sonja Henies vei 31
- National Gallery at Universitetsgata 13
- Kunsthall Oslo at Rostockgata 2-4
- Kunstnernes Husat at Wergelandsveien 17
- Gerhardsen Gerner Oslo at Fru Kroghs brygge 4
- Galleri Ramfjord at Schwensens gate 1
- Gallery Albin Upp at Briskebyveien 42
- Grafill R21 at Rosenkrantz gate 21
- Standard at Waldemar Thranes gate 86 C
- Qb Gallery at Gabels gate 43
The largest museum in the Nordic’s is the National Museum which first opened up its doors back in 1837 and since then they have collected over 45,000 objects and even have paintings by Van Gogh and Edvard Munch. We heard they are in the process of changing locations so please visit their website to confirm whether they are open or not before you head over, but they are generally open from 10am to 6pm every day but Monday when they remain closed.
Speaking of Munch, Munch Museum which opens at 10am daily has over 42,000 pieces on site including works by Rolf Stenersen, Amaldus Nielsen, and Ludvig O. Ravensberg.
One of the largest international contemporary art collections near you can be found at Astrup Fearnley Museet where Damien Hirst, Anselm Kiefer and Jeff Koons are all on display every day of the week except Monday. They also put on art talks and have a children’s art club for kids aged 5-12.
National Gallery is open from 10am to 9pm Tuesday through Sunday and has over 9,000 pieces for sale plus they hold auctions and can do custom framing in your area.
Kunsthall Oslo hosts many activities throughout the year like exhibitions, films, talks, concerts, lectures, and seminars so head over from noon to 5pm every day but Monday when they are closed.
Galleri Ramfjord opens at noon Thursday through Sunday and sells art and hosts auctions.
Gallery Albin Upp has art studio space available for rent and you can check out all they have to offer from noon to 5pm Tuesday through Friday or until 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Materials & Supplies Near You
The best stores to buy art supplies and materials in your area are:
- Christ Engebretsen & Søn at Pilestredet 27
- Kunstnernes Eget Materialutsalg at Brenneriveien 9B
- Glazed and amused at Markveien 25A
- Torso Kunstartikler at Vulkan 38
- Oslo Farge & Tusj As at Gøteborggata 27b
- Global Hobby Og Kunst at Pilestredet 27
- Panduro at Karl Johans Gate 4-6
Christ Engebretsen & Søn has been selling local art materials for nearly 90 years.
Kunstnernes Eget Materialutsalg is the largest art supplier in Norway plus they do custom framing and sell studio equipment.
Torso Kunstartikler not only has outlets here but they also have stores in Asker, Kristiansand, and Bergen.
Oslo Farge & Tusj As are specialists in alternative art and graffiti art supplies near you.
There are over 28,000 supplies and materials available at Global Hobby Og Kunst.
Shows & Events
Some of the best art shows and events in Norway each year are:
- Oslo Afro Arts Festival in August
- Mela Festival in August
The annual Oslo Afro Arts Festival focuses on African art, tradition, and culture while being held in various venues in Grønland every August.
Also in August you can visit the Mela Festival which goes down at City Hall Square where there will be live music, arts and crafts, theatre, dance and more.
Art Dealers & Appraisers
When you are trying to find a new piece for your collection or to figure out the true value of something visit one of these art dealers and appraisers in Norway:
- Blomqvist at Tordenskiolds Gate 5
- Peder Lund at Tjuvholmen allé 27
- Willas Contemporary at Øvre Vollgate 9
All the way back in 1870 Blomqvist started their business and they have become one of Norway’s foremost experts in valuing and selling art while also hosting year round auctions and they can provide buyers and sellers with discreet services outside of auctions as well.
Willas Contemporary can help with sourcing artworks, shipping, insurance, art framing, and installation. Fineart Oslo and Galleri Ramfjord from our main list also sell art in your area.
Local art walking tours can be a lot of fun when the weather is nice:
- Koro Public Art Norway at Victoria Terrasse 11
- Oslo Street Art Tours at Hagegata 22
You will find lots of murals, graffiti, and hidden sculptures when you take the Oslo Street Art Tours that focuses on the Tøyen and Grunerløkka areas.
Sculptures & Statues
Taking selfies with these sculptures and statues in your area could also be enjoyable:
- Vigeland Museet at Nobels Gate 32
- Tjuvholmen Sculpture Park at Strandpromenaden 2
- Neve og Rose at Stenersgata 24
- Knus Nazismen Statue at Strandgata 19
- Gunnar Sønsteby Statue at Karl Johans Gate 47
- Kragstøtten at Voksenkollveien 40
You will see creative sculptures made by great contemporary artists like Louise Bourgeois, Antony Gormley, Ugo Rondinone, Anish Kapoor, Franz West, Ellsworth Kelly, and the duo Peter Fischli and David Weiss at the Tjuvholmen Sculpture Park which is near the Astrup Fearnley Museum.
Ola Enstad created the Neve og Rose in 1990 which you can find at Lilletorget.
The Knus Nazismen Statue was unveiled in May of 2015 after being created by Bjørn Melbye Gulliksen.
Near University of Oslo’s downtown campus you will find the Gunnar Sønsteby Statue which was unveiled in 2007 after being made by Per Ung.
Head up the Holmenkollen Hills to see the Kragstøtten which has been there since the early 1900’s.
Oslo Art Classes
It doesn’t matter if you are searching for private lessons or group classes for kids, teens, or adults the best art schools in Oslo would be:
- Strykejernet Kunstskole at Brenneriveien 9
- Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo at Fossveien 24
- Prosjektskolen Kunstskole at Keysers Gate 1
- Oslo Kunstakademi at Myntgata 2
- Einar Granum Kunstfagskole at Vulkan 17
- Nydalen Kunstskole at Gjerdrumsvei 17
You can find anything from full time studies to after school programs in local visual arts at Strykejernet Kunstskole who can help with student loans that can be converted to scholarships if you pass a couple of years worth of courses.
The largest art institute in Norway is Kunsthøgskolen I Oslo where you can get both bachelor or doctoral degrees.
You can also try the full-time courses at Prosjektskolen Kunstskole.
If you are a fan of 3-dimensional art, drawing, and painting try out Einar Granum Kunstfagskole who has good study abroad programs.
There are tutoring programs, weekend, evening, or summer classes, and 2 year part-time courses available at Nydalen Kunstskole.
Studios For Rent Near You
If you want to rent an art studio in your area consider:
- Dragsuget at Kalbakkveien 46
- Kroloftet at Arnljot Gellines vei 41
- Blank Space at Storgata 32
- Atelierfellesskap HMG6 at Hausmanns Gate 6
Gallery Albin Upp from main list above also has a local art studio for rent.
When you need art framing services in Oslo try out:
- Artifix at Arendalsgata 12b
- Oslo Rammeverksted at Akersveien 19
- Mester Rammer at Nedre Vollgate 1
- Rammeverket at Jacob Aalls Gate 14A
- Rammemakeriet at Torshovgata 5
- Brodins Rammeverksted at Maridalsveien 3M
There are over 50,000 meters of moldings on stock at each of the 8 Mester Rammer shop locations.
Brodins Rammeverksted specializes in canvas stretching, blind frames, and installation services of unique artwork.
Other places we have listed throughout the post that can also do custom framing near you are Fineart Oslo, Kunstnernes Eget Materialutsalg, and Willas Contemporary.
We have also written about other cities outside of Norway like:
- Stockholm Galleries & Dealers
- Copenhagen Galleries & Dealers
- Helsinki Galleries & Dealers
- Reykjavik Galleries & Dealers
Have Fun Enjoying The Oslo Art Scene
We wish we had more to share about the full art scene near you but for now that is all we’ve got. You read about the best galleries, museums, events, shows, supply stores, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures, classes, studios, and framers in your area that you may want to check out.
If you made it this far you might just know quite a bit about the local Norway art scene yourself. Feel free to share your own tips, or to let us know if we may have gotten anything wrong in the comments.
We hope you enjoy your time at the best Oslo art galleries, museums, supply stores, or doing whatever else you plan to do with the info.