The Permanent Gallery
Det Faste Galleriet shows norwegian paintings from JC Dahl to the present day. In the ten colored cabinets, small art-historical environments have been created. A room is dedicated to Hans Heyerdahl's pictures.
Drammens Museum has a large Heyerdahl collection, with some of his main works, such as Badende gutter and Fiskergutten (mid-1880s). One cabinet shows older European art (18th century still lifes, city prospects and portraits), one is devoted to national romances (ICDahl and Hans Gude), while works from the time in Düsseldorf and Munich in one room lead to the French-inspired naturalism in another. The museum has exquisite works by the Zartmann and Matisse students (Harald Sohlberg, Thorvald Erichsen and Henrik Sørensen), and a room is dedicated to 1920s and interwar art deco and new objectivity (Maurice de Vlaminck, Torstein Torsteinson and Roar Matheson Bye). Finally, in a room you can see pictures with themes from working life and life in the city and the farm, and this is where the art of trend has found a place. Finally, highlights from the museum's collections of modern art are shown (Gunnar S. Gundersen, Ole M. Bakken, Bård Brodersen and Jakob Schmidt), as well as Scandinavian Design in glass, ceramics and enamelled metal.
The museum has emphasized that the works are presented in meaningful contexts, where art and crafts are seen in their cultural context. The design of the exhibition cabinets and the color scheme has been done by Åsmund Thorkildsen and the goal has been for the pictures to be shown so that their aesthetic qualities come out to the maximum. The new installation is accompanied by texts that provide a simple communication of the main features of Norwegian art history as it can be experienced in Drammens Museum.
Monday to Friday 11.00 - 15.00
Wednesday 11.00 – 18.00
Saturday 11.00 – 16.00 (free admission)
Sunday 11.00 – 16.00