Photo: Camilla Damgård / Lillehammer Art Museum

Have we met before? 200 Years of the Collection

Former exhibition

23 November 2019 – 9 August 2020

Lillehammer Art Museum is pleased to invite you to a new and exciting presentation of the art collection as you have never seen it before!

For the first time in many years the entire museum is the scene of a comprehensive and innovative presentation of the collection, including over 300 works ranging from the era of Romanticism to the present day.

The collection is mounted on walls freshly painted in new colours, and tells stories about Norwegian art from new and diverse perspectives.


New perspectives 

How did the pioneers of painting actually travel around Norway in their search for wild Norwegian nature? What do Japanese woodcuts and Frits Thaulow’s landscapes have in common? How have children been depicted in art throughout history? What is special about the colour red, and what links painting and photography? These are some of the questions we will focus on.


Art from nobel homes

The exhibition is supplemented by selected design objects from Maihaugen’s collection, and by a group of superb paintings from Aulestad and Bjerkebæk, the homes of writers and Nobel laureates Bjørnsterne Bjørnson and Sigrid Undset, respectively.

Will we meet again?


From the 10th of August you will still be able to see art from the collection in parts of the museum.


Curator: Nils Ohlsen
Project leader: Hilde Fauskerud