THE COLLECTION

 

 

Kjell Nupen:  Hjemsted, 2007

Kjell Nupen: Hjemsted, 2007

THE COLLECTION

25 January – 11 May

Haugar’s art collection has expanded significantly in recent years. In 2012 the museum expanded its space with four new galleries, in large part devoted to the sizeable long-term loan of Andy Warhol’s «After Munch» series from Sparebankstiftelsen. So this is a good time for a broader presentation both of our new acquisitions and other gems from our collection.

 

When the museum opened in 1995 it had no art collection. It is not surprising then, taking into consideration the tight budget for acquisitions, that our strongest focus has been on contemporary art. Norwegian art dominates, supplemented with some Scandinavian names such as Kjartan Slettemark and Mikael Kvium. The main aims of our collection policy have been both to identify significant art from our own region, and also to secure for the collection works by leading artists whose works have been a part of our extensive exhibition programme. So this fresh look at the collection will offer the visitor new discoveries and some old acquaintances.

 

The rapid growth of the collection in size and quality is primarily due to donations to the museum by the artists. In addition there have been generous donations by private benefactors and the Friends of Haugar Society. The long-term loan of works from Sparebankstiftelsen, however, has contributed most to the expansion.  The Haugar Vestfold Art Museum Trust is responsible for acquisitions, and is the formal owner of the collection.

 

Peder Balke:  Fra Presterød gård, 1834-35.

Peder Balke: Fra Presterød gård, 1834-35.

 

Matthias Stoltenberg: Portrait of The sisters Cathinca and Anna Elisabeth Glückstad, 1844.

Matthias Stoltenberg: Portrait of The sisters Cathinca and Anna Elisabeth Glückstad, 1844.

 

Andy Warhol: The Scream(After Munch), 1984

Andy Warhol: The Scream(After Munch), 1984.

 

Bjarne Melgård: uten tittel, ukjent år.

Bjarne Melgård: Uten tittel, Ukjent år.

 

Jo Broughton: Virgin no.6, 2002.

Jo Broughton: Virgin no.6, 2002.

 

Ida Lorentzen: Golden morn, 2008-2009.

Ida Lorentzen: Golden morn, 2008-2009.