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Museum returns stolen painting

One of Norway's leading art museums has brought to a close one of the most uncomfortable and disturbing chapters in its history. The Henie...

Artist Kjell Nupen dies at 58

Norway's Queen Sonja was among those grieving the loss on Wednesday of Norwegian artist Kjell Nupen. He was only 58 years old and at...

Sparks fly around artist Melgaard

NEWS ANALYSIS: Celebrated but controversial, Bjarne Melgaard is today considered by many to be Norway’s most important living visual artist, and lately he's been...

War memorial full of errors

A group of Norwegian World War II resistance fighters known as “Pelle-gruppa” (the Pelle Group) was officially recognized last month, more than 70 years after...

Billionaire sets up new foundation

Hans Rasmus Astrup, the billionaire art collector and businessman who inherited vast wealth and built upon it, is now turning most all of it over...

A-ha member’s gallery to close

Magne Furuholmen, who played keyboards in the globally successful Norwegian rock band a-ha, is closing the gallery he's owned with two partners at the...

Sculptor left a lasting legacy

Tributes were still being published this week to Per Ung, the Norwegian sculptor whose funeral was held late last week at Vestre Gravlund in...

Museum launches artworks probe

Officials at one of Norway's leading art museums, the Henie Onstad Art Centre just west of Oslo, are now investigating the origins of 18 of...

Norway warms up to ‘Nordic Cool’

Norwegian commentators may roll their eyes at the expressions "Scandinavian Cool" and "Nordic Cool," but some fairly major media events and exhibitions far beyond...

Museum caught in painting dispute

A valuable painting by French artist Henri Matisse, now claimed to have been stolen by the Nazis during World War II, has been hanging...

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