The museum consists of an impressivecollection of Greenlandic art and crafts from the beginning of the 20th century with approximately 300 paintings and 400 greenlandic figurines.
The museum has two sections consisting of the museum’s own paintings and a new extension to the building with a large exhibition room which houses temporary exhibitions from Greenlandic artists as well as artists from around the world.
The museum is a gift from the deceased Svend Junge and his wife Helene to the town of Nuuk. The museum is characterized by the fact that the art exhibited is a private family’s collection – the close-hanging paintings and the small corners in the building carries a homely atmosphere.
In the museum’s permanent exhibition, one can experience both older and more modern art – paintings painted of Greenland, in Greenland or by Greenlanders – with love for natural romanticism (J.E.C. Rasmussen and Emanuel A. Petersen), but the collection also consists of Greenlandic artists such as Anne-Birthe Hove (1951-2012), Buuti Pedersen (1955), Frederik Kunnngi Kristensen (1952), Miki Jakobsen (1965) and many more – as well as craft art with all possible expressions.
The personnel at Nuuk Art Museum are always ready to answer questions. If you do not have the ability to visit the museum during opening hours, it is possible to arrange an extra opening.
Contact: Kunstmuseum@sermersooq.gl or +299 32 77 33 / +299 54 75 95.