The exhibition Treasures presents selected works from the collection of Northern Norway Art Museum.
An important aspect of the exhibition is that art of high quality can be experienced independently of categories such as epoch, media and geography. In other words, Treasures is an aesthetically based exhibition.

Here we find paintings from the Baroque and Romantic eras alongside contemporary photographs and installations. The painting The Finding of Moses, recently identified as a work by the Roman artist Ludovico
Gimigniani, from the latter half of the 1600s. The exhibition also includes works by 19th century artists such as PederBalke and Eilif Peterssen, early modernists such as Thorvald Hellesen,
Per Krohg and Rolf Nesch, and contemporary artists such as Jan Groth, Inger Johanne Grytting, Kjell Varvin and Per Christian Brown.
One of the masterpieces is Frida Hansen’s textile work Blue Roses (1898).
In recent years the institution has also turned towards international art,in the exhibition we find works by the Englishman David Hockney and the American Joan Jonas. One of the main works is Jonas’s video installation
Glacier (2010), which was purchased in connection with the artist’s exhibition at Kunsthall Svalbard in 2015.


Knut Ljøgodt
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