Famous architecture alongside historical industry and art exhibitions, set in a stunning sculpture park.

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August 21, 2019
Open: 11.00 – 17.00

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Spectacular new gallery space

The new fabulous museum at Kistefos, designed by world renowned architect Bjarke Ingels Group, BIG, opens Wednesday September 18th, 2019. The building has been named the top architectural museum project in the world to open in 2019, by both the Daily Telegraph and Bloomberg.

The Twist Gallery

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Our history

The Kistefos Museum and Sculpture Park was founded in 1996. It occupies the site of the old wood-pulp mill founded 1889. The old factory now houses an industrial museum which hosts annual, shifting exhibitions.

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New sculpture by Yayoi Kusama

Official unveiling of the sculpture “Shine of Life” by Yayoi Kusama at the opening of the season in May.

Sculpture of the year

Tony Cragg Articulated Column

Sculptor park of international standing

The scenic Kistefos Sculpture Park has an impressive collection of works by internationally renowned contemporary artists including Anish Kapoor, Jeppe Hein, Tony Cragg, Olafur Eliasson, Fernando Bottero and Elmgreen & Dragset. The sculpture park focus is sight specific and international contemporary works of art.

About the Sculpture park

Urd Pedersen TEMPOTEMPOTEMPO Kistefos press

Urd. J. Pedersen, TEMPO TEMPO TEMPO, 2017, Linocut on paper.

Current exhibition


26. May – 17. November 2019

The group exhibition TEMPO TEMPO TEMPO
focuses on eight contemporary artists based in Norway: Ragna Bley, Marthe Ramm Fortun, Ane Graff, Yngve Holen, Sandra Mujinga, Urd J. Pedersen, Eirik Sæther, and…

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