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Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum
Ranked #22 of 84 things to do in Tromso
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Pompano Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed 30 January 2014

Such a nice contrast to overpriced Tromso - this place is free! It's centrally located and easy to visit. The permanent collection is fairly traditional but the current exhibit offered a provocative contrast. The permanent collection boasts works by both David Hockney and native-son Edvard Munch but I only saw 1 of the former and 2 of the latter. But I did discover two artists I had not been familiar with (Eilif Peterssen and Sverre Bjertnaes) - and look forward to exploring more of their works. The Still Life in Motion exhibit was [intentionally] nauseating in places but definitely thought-provoking and intriguing.

Visited January 2014
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“Excellent Free Museum”
Reviewed 6 December 2013

You do not expect to come across a Hockney and two Munchs in an out-of the-way spot like Tromso but they were there. There was also a good selection of large canvasses showing different port locations in the 19th century.

Visited November 2013
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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Really worth a visit”
Reviewed 1 November 2013

Lots of contemporary art including Edvard Munch. Well lit and laid out. Some great work of artists trying to capture this part of the world on canvas. Absolutely worth spending time here.

Visited October 2013
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Great (free!) art museum”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

This medium size museum (next to the quay for Hurtigruten travellers) is well-laid out and presents art (largely local) old and modern. It's free so no reason not to go!

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Brilliant and atmospheric Art”
Reviewed 23 July 2013

The art in this (free) gallery brilliantly evokes the light and landscapes of the far north of Norway. So brilliant are some of these 'traditional' artists at capturing the greys, whites and luminous whites of the snowy landscapes, fjords and mountains they make David Hockney's contemporary evocation of the midnight sun look inept and flat. It's also fun to see (unexpectedly) a Norwegian painting of the Battle of Stamford Bridge - at which King Harold's army so exhausted itself defeating invading Vikings in Yorkshire it had little energy (especially after a three hundred mile route march) to resist William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings a few days later. The Contemporary Art Museum down the road is also worth a visit to see what today's Norwegian artists are up to.

Visited July 2013
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