The main art movements of the 20th century, both locally and internationally, presented in a new manner.

Which were the most important movements in European Modernism? And how did the avant-garde’s confrontation with the established art scene manifest itself in Bergen? Experience international – and local – highlights from the museum’s collection of modern art.

The exhibition in the west wing presents a selection of international modern art, with works by Georges Braque, Diego Rivera, Paul Klee, Anna-Eva Bergman and Joan Miró. You can also see several works by Picasso, for instance the portrait ‘Sylvette’ from 1954. Many of the works are from the Stenersen Collection.

In the east wing, the exhibition The Bergen Avant-Garde 1966– 1985 shows the development of a local confrontation with Modernism, starting with Group 66’s exhibition at Bergen Art Society in 1966. It was here that new artistic expressions such as happenings and experimental film were introduced in the city’s art scene.