The Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK) is located in the beautiful park and recreation area of Høvikodden on the Oslo fjord peninsula, surrounded by public trails, wharfs and shorelines. The statues outdoors in the park are well worth looking at. The exhibitions change several times a year. For example from 15th February to 19th May in connection with the 50 year anniversary of the first human being moon landing, the Henie Onstad Centre hosted the fascinating multi culture MOON EXHIBITION, made in cooperation with the Louisiana Museum for Modern Art. Included were paintings, installations, film, sculptures, literature and items associated with the moon landing.
The museum ticket is NOK 120,-, students NOK 70,- with free entrance for children and youths below 18 years.
Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 – 17:00
The centre is closed on 1st, 17th and 30th May; 21st December – 26th December and on December 31st and January 1st.
The photos shown below are from the permanent Yayoi Kusama installation – Hymn of Life (on the left hand side), and the Moon Exhibition
Sonja Henie was one of Norway’s most famous women, winning three Olympic gold medals, six European Championships and ten World Championships in figure skating and, after 1936, becoming a very successful film actress in Hollywood. Sonja and her husband Niels Onstad donated all her awards, films and documentation as well as their art collection to the Exhibition Centre at Høvik in Bærum.
Today the Henie Onstad Art Centre is well known for its modern art exhibitions, sculpture park and events.