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Nuuk Art Museum

Kissarneqqortuunngua 5, Nuuk 3900, Greenland
+299 32 77 33
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Interesting exhibitions

It is a little hard to find, but it is interesting, especially there temporary exhibitions. The... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2017
AnniDK
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Interesting museum about art in Greenland

It's an interesting museum about art in Greenland. I think you'll really enjoyed the paintings... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2017
Little_Frank_22
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Nuuk Art Museum is approximately 600 m2 and holds a collection of roughly 300 paintings, watercolors, drawings and prints. Featured in the museum’s collection is a widespread selection of older art primarily made by European traveling artists, including pieces by Emanuel A. Petersen (1894-1948), Harald Moltke (1871-1960), J.E.C. Rasmussen (1841-1893) and Christine Deichmann (1869-1945). It also holds newer works by Greenlandic artists such as Hans Lynge (1906-1988), Miki Jacobsen (b. 1965), Lisbeth Karline Poulsen (b. 1981) and Anne-Birthe Hove (1951-2012). The museum and the majority of the collection were a gift from Svend and Helene Junge. It was inaugurated in 2005 in a former Adventist church; an addition made specifically for changing exhibitions opened in 2007. The museum was later handed over to the municipality of Nuuk, now Kommuneqarfik Sermersooq, which operates the museum today.
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Kissarneqqortuunngua 5, Nuuk 3900, Greenland
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Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

It is a little hard to find, but it is interesting, especially there temporary exhibitions. The collection of greenlandic art pieces - mostly paintings - are put up a bit unstructured, but it gives you a good impression of older and more modern art of...More

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Hanne K, Manager at Nuuk Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2017

Dear Anni, thank you for the review and the visits. We are still working on the way our own Collection is displayed. In the spring we developed a free audio guide to give our visitors a better understanding of the structures in the exhibitions, and...More

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Reviewed September 14, 2017

It's an interesting museum about art in Greenland. I think you'll really enjoyed the paintings reflecting nature, human vs. nature etc..., ivory pieces are equally really nice while certain pieces of art (especially modern/contemporary art on the second floor) will make you wrinkle your nose...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

After travelling with silver seas through the remotest of places in Greenland Nuuk was a welcome sight. This was a step up on the other museums we visited in the smaller settlements. The mummy's were the highlight. The museum is a must if visiting this...More

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Reviewed July 23, 2017

Given to the municipality as a gift, this former private art collection owned by local businessman Sven Junge shows an impressive array of Greenlandic paintings and sculptures. In recent years, the new management has rearranged the works in a more logic order. Remember to pick...More

Thank Stine D
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Nivi C, Chef  at Nuuk Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2017

Thanks for the visit and the good comments! It's nice to hear that you like the ArtWalk. We just finished making the ArtWalk into a digital podcast, so it's now donloadable on our website as a soundwalk, and we are right in the process of...More

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Reviewed May 25, 2017

This is a really interesting museum that bridges the contemporary and older, and presents a very complete picture of Greenlandic culture and history. The staff are enthusiastic and the museum director has a vision for what the museum can become. Absolutely worth the visit.More

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Nivi C, Chef  at Nuuk Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2017

Thank you so much - both for the visit and the comments! It's nice to see that our visions shine trough to our guest. Improvements will continue the following months and years. The newest addition is two free audiowalks that takes our visitors from the...More

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Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed an hour here and were impressed by the Arctic scenes from the 1920's and 39's painted by Emanuel Petersen. There are also displays of modern Greenlandic art. This was a good introduction to the country during our first few days in Greenland.

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Reviewed November 21, 2016

Try to fit in a visit to the art museum. I really enjoyed my time visiting and though it's a small place, I managed to spend over an hour reading all the interesting collection.

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Reviewed October 4, 2016

Very nice museum, friendly and helpful staff. We were positively surprised, there are some really nice paintings here, and the Tupilaks were also very good. Some of the newer paintings were less interesting in my opinion, but maybe somebody else would have the opposite view.

Thank Jens Ole M
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Reviewed September 20, 2016

The museum has mostly art from the colonial era (Denmark settlement), and a small collection of Inuit art. When we went, there was an opening for a Greenlandic artist whose art was, um, very modern.

Thank Elizabeth S
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Reviewed September 14, 2016

few places in the world will you find what's displayed here. Nuuk is small - this museum helps bring it to life.

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