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The Richter Olsen Art Foundation

Currently located in the historic Søilen Teater on Keysers gate 1, in Oslo. Keysers gate offers an ideal environment to view contemporary art, with very large well-proportioned rooms and high ceilings. The Richter Olsen Art Foundation is an appointment-only art foundation with an emphasis on Contemporary Art.


Working alongside the artists, the Richter Olsen Art Foundation is involved in the development of ideas, in production, public outreach and the afterlife of the works. The Richter Olsen Art Foundation further makes its collection of contemporary art from the 1950s to the present accessible to the widest possible audience by collaborating on creating exhibitions together with institutions and operating a lending program to art museums and galleries worldwide.


The nomadic headquarter of the Richter Olsen Art Foundation takes place every three years since 1981. Leaving Doha for Oslo in the end of 2020, we are excited to announce that for the first time our focus lies solely on Scandinavian contemporary art. Activities to come include exhibitions, public events, educational programs, artistic and social collaborations, and more.


By actively building a dynamic collection that features in-depth representations of influential contemporary artists to become and by advancing education and engagement through exhibitions and diverse public programming, the foundation enriches, provokes, inspires, and fosters appreciation of art of our time.