The Sogn og Fjordane Museum of Fine Art is a Norwegian regional art museum which primary purpose is to generate interest for, and increase knowledge about, the visual arts and the art and crafts in the Sogn og Fjordane region.
Our collections of approx. 4000 Norwegian works of art from the 20th century and onwards, are at the base of our exhibitions. In addition we regularly show temporary exhibitions of contemporary art.
The Sogn og Fjordane Museum of Fine Art was established in the year 2000, as an extension of the former County Art Gallery. In 2004, the museum was organized as a foundation including the former Sogn og Fjordane Artist Center, The Eikaas Gallery, Astruptunet, The Anders Svor Museum and The Gjesme Gallery. Since 2009 the museum is part of the even larger foundation “The Museums in Sogn og Fjordane” (Musea i Sogn og Fjordane).
The museum is funded by grants from the government, county and local councils, as
well as income from the individual galleries. The number of visitors is approx. 20 000 per year.
The museum is today situated in five different locations;
- The Anders Svor Museum in Hornindal (opened in 1953)
- Sogn og Fjordane Museum of Fine Art in Førde (the former County Art Gallery founded in 1987 and the former Sogn og Fjordane Artist Center founded in 1983)
- The Astruptunet; artist home and gallery in Jølster (opened in 1986)
- The Eikaas Gallery in Jølster (opened in 1994)
- Sogn Art Center in Lærdal (the former Gjesme Gallery opened in 1998)
We have bookshops at all of our galleries. At The Sogn og Fjordane Museum of Fine Art in Førde and at The Eikaas Gallery in Jølster we also have small art stores.