September 21, 2021

A new work for the collection!

The National Gallery of the Faroe Islands has acquired a painting by Ruth Smith entitled 'Thunder in the Air, Vorupør' from 1939.

Ruth Smith (1913-58) painted a number of works featuring Danish motifs while studying at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.

Karina Lykke Grand, Director of the museum, says: “For some time the painting had been deposited at the museum, and recently we were given the opportunity to purchase it. Ruth Smith painted this picture of the oppressive weather while on a summer trip to Vorupør in North Jutland. Notice the particularly intense colours and the power of this painting.”

Several works by Ruth Smith feature in the museum’s permanent collection and in the special exhibition ‘Home’.


November 10, 2021

We are preparing for renovations of the museum ceiling

The collection is being taken down and placed in the art storage
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November 8, 2021

Book Presentation on Works from the Collection

Former museum director, Nils Ohrt, will present his new book on three Faroese artists. The event will take place at the Nordic House on 20 November at…
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November 4, 2021

The National Gallery will be closed for 3 months

The museum will be closed for renovations from 1 November 2021 - 1 February 2022
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October 29, 2021

Last chance to visit the National Gallery this year

The museum is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 13 -16 pm
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October 21, 2021

Have you seen the exhibition “Music Takes Shape” yet?

Last call to see the exhibition with multi-artist HEIDRIK is on 31 October.
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Gundadalsvegur 9, P.O. Box 1141 FO-110 Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Opening hours
The National Gallery is temporarily closed from 1 November 2021 - 1 February 2022 due to renovation.


From 1 October - 30 April:
Tuesday - Sunday 13.00 - 16.00
Closed on Mondays

From 1 May - 30 September:
Monday - Sunday 11.00 - 17.00
Adults: 90 DKK
Senior discount ticket: 70 DKK
Students: 25 DKK
Children and young people under 20 years: free

Group discount min. 12 adults: 60 DKK per person

Annual pass for one: 225 DKK
Annual pass 1+1 - bring a friend for free: 300 DKK

The annual pass includes free entrance to the museum as well as free admission to guided tours, concerts and events.
+298 22 35 79
Gundadalsvegur 9, P.O. Box 1141 FO-110 Tórshavn, Faroe Islands