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The valley of ’Smørklepp’ in Vinje made a lasting impression on the famous Norwegian artist Henrik Sørensen, and a large collection of his paintings is exhibited at Vinje Gallery situated in this impressive landscape. The gallery is a distinctive building constructed by local rock.
Harald Kihle is another artist on display in the gallery. Sørensen and Kihle both worked and lived in the valley of Smørklepp.
Paintings by the artist Reidar Kolbrek at his farm in Rofshus, Nesland.
Møsstrond Church, on the island of Hovden, was built in 1923 after the old church was destroyed by fire in a thunderstorm on Midsummer`s Day in 1919.
Øyfjell Church is a small, square church, seating only 60 people, on the site of an older stave church.
Vinje Church is a cruciform church built in 1796.
Grunge Church in Grungedal is a wooden church dating from 1850.
Nesland Church, beside the road from Åmot to Dalen, is a wooden church built in 1847.
The museum shows sculptures, paintings, graphic art and drawings by the famous artist Dyre Vaa (1903-1980). The sculptor Tor Vaa, son of Dyre Vaa, is also represented by a special exhibition.
The Skinnarland Collection houses more than 100 works of art by sculptor Knut Skinnarland and a replica of his studio in Rauland. Also represented with several works is the sculptor Aslak Svalastoga. There are new sales- and special exhibitions every year.
The joint ticket is valid for West-Telemark Museum (Vest-Telemark Museum) in Eidsborg, The Norwegian Skiing Adventure Centre (Norsk Skieventyr) in Morg...
The Defense Museum in Åmot houses artefacts and documents relating to the events of World War II and wartime life in Vinje.