Today Queen Sonia inaugurated her art gallery “Open Doors” at Dronning Sonja KunstStall, which is located in Slottsparken.
At the opening, Sonja sits between curators Sune Nordgren and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. A few meters away are also Martha Louise and Ari Behn Maud’s daughter Angelica.
The attendance of Maud Angelica was not mentioned in the program of the opening ceremony.
Collected from adolescence
Sonia has been an art collector since her teens, and includes over 100 works by fifty artists. The entire set contains approx. 1600 work.
– The exhibition is a tribute to a highly personal collection and an enthusiastic collector, says curator Nordgren at A press release Of the Norwegian royal family.
Nordgren – the former director of the National Museum – is also responsible for the commission. He says that Queen Sonya’s strong love for nature is reflected in the set.
Being in the ever-changing nature is an inspiration, but it is also a driving force. Many of the artworks depict closeness to the mythical and mysterious nature, says the curator in the press release.
Ride house view
The gallery is named after a series of commissioned works by Hedevig Anker, which are also being shown to the public for the first time.
The Sonja Collection focuses on contemporary art; Acts committed by women reach approx. Half.
If you come to the fair, peek into the Riding House, which is being rehabilitated.
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