mandag 6. april 2009

Henie-Onstad Art Center



Since I guess most Norwegian knows about this Art Center, I write this in English.

The Center opened in 1968, named after the founders Sonia Henie and her husband Niels Onstad. The Center is located about 10 kilometers outside Oslo. All of Sonia Henies achievements as a figure skater are exhibited there (3 gold medals in Olympic Games ++ around 1930 - 1940) , and so are all of their private art collections. It is a center primarely for showing comtemporary art - I can mention Yoko Ono amongst artists who have had exhibitions there.

Both of the founders are burried on the area.






11 kommentarer:

Tarolino sa...

Intressant byggnad och historia. Speciellt de två första bilderna på byggnaden är tagna från en bra vinkel så man ser hur väggen böjer sig. Men som bild är den sista bäst i mitt tycke.

Ja och jag pratar finska, svenska, engelska, hund och fågel. Allt beroende på situation förståss.

Mary Elizabeth sa...

Very interesting place, worth to visit! I can see ice melting it will look lovely in spring.
Thanks for sharing.
Mary Elizabeth.
From Now and Then.

George sa...

The center looks very modern -- perfect for displaying modern art. I once saw a movie with Sonia Henie in it. She was a marvelous skater.

Lilly sa...

Sounds like a great place to visit.

RuneE sa...

Meget passende for sesongen vi er kommet til. Jeg håper inderlig vi snart også kan få hagevarianten , men de var nydelige disse også!.

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Reader Wil sa...

Beautiful modern building! Sonia Henie is famous and well known in the Netherlands!

Lanny sa...

I like the curved wood of the building.

Your EG Tour Guide sa...

Interesting looking building. It sounds like the art on the inside is well worth visiting.

MedaM sa...

Interesting and informative post of beautiful and modern building. Well done photos as usual!

Mojo sa...

Man I got my countries mixed up. For some reason I thought Sonia Heine was Finnish. Maybe she competed in the Helsinki Olympics and that's where I got that idea?