Kunstnernes Hus

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Kunstnernes Hus

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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  • Nationaltheatret • 6 min walk
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TravelT
Oslo, Norway252 contributions
Awesome museum, disgusting service at restaurant
Jun. 2021 • 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 3 July 2021
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EiWiSu
Drammen, Norway1,814 contributions
Beautiful Exhibition Space
Mar. 2020 • 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 14 March 2020
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Gabriel H
Bellaire, TX6,981 contributions
An artistic cooperative for contemporary arts
Jul. 2019
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 24 August 2019
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Tina A
65 contributions
Fantastic gallery of contemporary arr
May 2019 • Solo
Always interesting shows. Well curated. Many guides event through the exibitions. Fantastic cinema with the best program in Oslo area!
Written 15 May 2019
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EiWiSu
Drammen, Norway1,814 contributions
Great Exhibition space upstairs
Jan. 2018 • Business
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 7 April 2018
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FayeInAmsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,449 contributions
Great art
Jan. 2018 • Business
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 26 January 2018
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Johanna P
Oslo, Norway117 contributions
Awesome pizza, relaxed place
Jun. 2017 • 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 8 August 2017
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Oslo Adventures
Oslo, Norway320 contributions
Great place, good food
Aug. 2016 • Couples
I've been here a hundred times. Always exciting exhibits and new things to see.The food and wine selection is also top notch. Give it a go!
Written 3 February 2017
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Gaute D
7 contributions
Fantastic place, great pizza!
Jan. 2017 • Couples
If you are hungry or/and have a taste for art this is the place for you.
Kunstnernes Hus have a really good and surprisingly cheap restaurant that makes what could be regarded as some of Oslos best pizza, and certainly reasonable prices!

The staff is exceptionally welcoming and helpful.

Take a tour around the art-exhibition and get inspired! If you are in town for the famous "høstutstillingen" (autumn exhibition) you have really struck gold.

And did i mention that they have the most impressive HIFI-system you can get your hands on?
Written 7 January 2017
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Pia F
Copenhagen, Denmark45 contributions
Beautiful house with an interesting exhibition.
Apr. 2016
The house was build for artist and the room for exhibitions at the top floor are really beautiful with windows in the ceilings. There was an interesting exhibition with a very old woman Siri who made some amazing sculptures and a photographer.
Written 24 April 2016
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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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