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The Collection

Stavanger Art Museum's collection consists of approximately 3000 works of art from the 1800s until today, mostly by Norwegian artists. The collection constantly grows, in accordance with the museum's collection policy. The museum purchases contemporary art that can expand and complete perspectives in the collection, but which also are relevant in a regional and international context. In addition to the works the museum purchases, it also accepts relevant long-term deposits.

The collection consists of several sub collections, which include highlights by Norwegian and internationally renowned artists. The permanent collection dates to the establishment of Stavanger Art Association in 1865. The Hafsten collection was bequeathed to Stavanger Permanent Gallery in 1984, and the Jan Groth and Steingrim Laursen's collection has continued growing since 1998. Among the highlights of the museum's permanent collection are the many works by Lars Hertervig, as well as works by Kitty Kielland and Frida Hansen.

The collection portal is under continuous development. More artworks and information will be added regularly. Feel free to contact us if you have additional information or comments:

Some photos of arkworks may be protected by copyright and may not be shared or published further without permission. Type of license is specified under each work.

Photo: Trond Hugo Haugen, A National Portrait (after Eidsvold 1814), 2014
Copyright: © Trond Hugo Haugen / Bono

Read more about the art project 'A National Portrait' 2014