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Our history

Arkiv Utstilling

Learn more about Kunstnernes Hus' history of 91 years - from the architectural design competition in 1928 to the corona pandemic in 2021. This page is being continuously updated with more stories, dates and anecdotes. Stay tuned!

1928

1929

1929 Tegning av huset redigert

1930

1930 Åpning Kunstnernes Hus redigert

1931

1931

1931 Løve

1932

KH 2017 06 inv Web Res 3

1937

1938 Guernica stilles ut på Kunstnernes Hus under Den Franske Utstillingen

1940s

Atelier
A class at the Art Academy at Kunstnernes Hus, Fritz Røed, Sivert Donald, Solveig Schafferer and Jon Ekeland are among the students, late 1940's

1942

Evakuering Krigen
During the war the exhibition halls became storage spaces

1945

Etter Krig 2
The janitor and his wife in the foyer space after the war

1945

1956

Etruskernes Gate
The riddle of the Etruscans, 1949

1960

Haukeland
Arnold Haukeland in the upper exhibition floors, 1961

1965

1967

Morten Krohg Formann
Morten Krohg, exhibition in the ground floor, 1967

1968

1968-Irma-Salo-Jaeger-2

1968

1968-Andy-warhol
Andy Warhol in the upper exhibition halls, November 1968

1969

1969-Siri-Aurdal
Siri Aurdal talks to a journalist from Aftenposten in the upper exhibition halls. Note the globe lamps that have since then been replaced!

1970

1970 Utstilling med Per Kleiva 4 redigert

1974

1976

1981

1981 Palestinske kunstnere nettside

1986

Anish Kapoor Jan Feb1986

1993

Cindy S Herman Jan Mars1993

2011

Tino Seghal Overlyssal venstre

2016

2016 Kino Åpning og Laurie P1040286

2017

2018

Huyghe Kh Silver Series 01 5

2019

2019-03-Frida-Orupabo-Vegard-Kleven016-HDR

2019

2019 06 Vegard Kleven 8694

Curious about other, specific exhibitions? Have a look at the catalogue below produced in connection with our 90th anniversary in 2020 (in Norwegian):