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About Kunstnernes Hus

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Kunstnernes Hus is an art institution in the centre of Oslo. The building is an architectonic landmark designed by architects Gudolf Blakstad and Herman Munthe-Kaas, and is one of the foremost examples of the intersection of neoclassicism and functionalism in Norway.

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The staircase with the ceiling fresco made by Norwegian artist Per Krohg in 1932.

Established by artists in 1930 to show contemporary Norwegian and international art, Kunstnernes Hus has since become one of the most important art institutions in Norway. It is owned by the independent, artist-led foundation Stiftelsen Kunstnernes Hus.

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Architectural model of Kunstnernes Hus

With exhibitions, films, talks, guided tours, concerts and seminars, Kunstnernes Hus is a major venue for art and culture.

In its role as social agent, some of the institution's responsibilities are to protect artistic freedom of expression and strengthen the position of art in society.

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Opening of the annual Autumn Exhibition in 2021

The cinema at Kunstnernes Hus was designed by architects at Atelier Oslo and opened in 2016. It screens a broad spectrum of films: more recent feature films, genre-challenging documentaries and films made by Norwegian and international visual artists and independent filmmakers. The auditorium is a significant part of Kunstnernes Hus’ efforts to create a vibrant arena for artistic interdisciplinary activities, talks and debates.

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Kunstnernes Hus Cinema

Learn more about the house, its history and program.