About the Museum

SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum was established in 1995, and moved into its new museum facilities in the city centre of Kristiansand in February 2000. The Museum covers the entire region of Agder. This means that the museum is a regional resource centre in the art field.

SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum is engaged in a wide range of activities, which include displaying its art collection and temporary exhibitions with Norwegian and international art. In addition the museum has an extended educational program.

The building is an old school building from 1877.
The architect, Henrik Thrap-Meyer, also made Kristiansand Cathedral, placed closed to the museum.
The buidling is restored and expanded, and today presented as the newest and one of the largest regional art museums in Norway.

We have three floors of exhibition space with possibilites to make large exhibitions.