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Panorama picture from Oslo Municipality in Norway




HENIE-ONSTAD ART CENTER

Former skating champion and movie star Sonja Henie and her husband, shipping tycoon Niels Onstad, opened this museum to display their art collection. On a handsome site beside the Oslofjord, 7 miles west of Oslo, it's an especially good 20th-century collection. There are some 1,800 works by Munch, Picasso, Matisse, Léger, Bonnard, and Miró. Henie's contributions can be seen in her Trophy Room.

She won three Olympic gold medals, she was the star at the 1936 competition and 10 world championships. In all, she garnered 600 trophies and medals. Besides the permanent collection, there are plays, concerts, films, and special exhibits. An open-air theater-in-the-round is used in the summer for folklore programs, jazz concerts, and song recitals. On the premises is a top-notch, partly self-service, grill restaurant.