Rogaland Museum of Fine Arts (Rogaland Kunstmuseum)

Rogaland Museum of Fine Arts (Rogaland Kunstmuseum)

The Rogaland Museum of Fine Arts (Rogaland Kunstmuseum) is an institutional crossroad and has temporary exhibitions in addition to a selection from the permanent collection and the Halvdan Hafsten Collection. The exhibition programme contains a variety of Norwegian and international art, contemporary art and cultural history exhibitions. The collection consists of some 2,000 paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Most of these are by Norwegian artists from the beginning of the 19th century to the present. Selected parts of the Rogaland Art Museum's great collection of Norwegian art from the 1800's and 1900's are on exhibition continually. A central feature is the unique collection of the works of Lars Hertevig (1830-1902), which consists of over 70 oil paintings, water colours and drawings.

Moreover, the collection gives a rich look at Norwegian pictorial art. We find paintings by Edvard Munch, Christian Krogh, Eilif Peterssen and Harriet Backer. Kitty Kielland is represented abundantly in conformity with other Rogaland artists such as Knud Baade, Carl Sundt-Hansen and Olaf Lange. The museum also has a substantial collection of Norwegian contemporary art. The Halvdan Hafsten Collection contains works and archive material of the artists Reidar Aulie, Harald Dal, Arne Ekeland, Erling Enger, Kai Fjell, Ragnar Kraugerud, Thorbjørn Lie-Jørgensen and Alexander Schultz. All of them were in activity around the middle of the 1900's and they represent the generation between the wars in Norwegian cultural history.

In 1955, Jan Groth's collection and archive was also established at the Rogaland Art Museum. The museum now has the pleasure of looking after this new collection, which, as well as being an important part of the museum's collection of contemporary art, has gradually become well-represented in the exhibition rooms.

The Rogaland Kunstmuseum (Rogaland Museum of Fine Arts) is on Mosvatnet Lake, only 2 km from the city center. The museum has a permanent exhibition of Norwegian art, and a rotating exhibition that is sometimes quite spectacular. Be sure to see the Lars Hertervig paintings; you'll see the landscape of the islands just north of Stavanger reflected in his work.

Cafe and Museum Shop:
In the museum entrance hall it is possible to purchase postcards, posters, reproductions, catalogs and art books. The museum also has a small café where one can purchase tee, coffee, cakes, homemade waffles and more. The cafe is open during the opening hours of the museum.

opening hours:
Tues-Sun 11-18

Adults: 50 NOK-
Children under 16: free
Pensioners, students and school children: 30 NOK-
Members of the Friends of the Museum: free
School classes with teacher: free

Rogaland Museum of Fine Arts (Rogaland Kunstmuseum)
Henrik Ibsensgt. 55
NO-4021 Stavanger
Tel: 51 53 09 00
Fax: 51 53 05 20 51 53 05 20
Rogaland Museum of Fine Arts (Rogaland Kunstmuseum) on Mosvatnet Lake near city center, Stavanger

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