The Peder Balke gallery and cultural centre exhibits contemporary art and promotes cultural heritage. Café and an interiors shop. Idyllic beachside paths to Kapp Melkefabrikk.
Welcome to the Peder Balke-center!
In a listed building from the 18th century, gorgeously situated on a hillside facing the lake, you will find our gallery. Inside is the ballroom which Peder Balke decorated with 12 wallpaintings in 1834. In addition to the wall paintings, in summer we host temporary exhibitions featuring the work of contemporary artists.
Peder Balke was a pioneer in 19th century Scandinavian landscape painting. In his pictures, he united the naturalistic vein of the romantic movement with a unique exploration of painting techniques. In recent years, interest in Balke's work has been steadily increasing, first with the exhibition Peder Balke - Vision and Revolution at the Nordnorsk Art Museum in 2014. This exhibition was a collaboration with the National Gallery, culminating in the Peder Balke exhibition in London in the period November 2014-April 2015). In April 2017, the exhibition Peder Balke – Painter of Northern Light opened at The Metropolitan in New York.
In 2024, the gallery is open from May 11th to September 22nd
De 4 årstider (interiorshop) og Gromt (Café) is open all year around (except January)
Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 11 - 16. Sunday: 12 - 16.
Gromt is the center’s own lunch restaurant.
Here you can eat a nice lunch, have a coffee with delicious cakes or order catering.
The shop “De 4 årstider” is a interior shop with local crafts, local food and more.
The sculptures, park and tea pavilion are open to the public at all times and the area around the Peder Balke-center is perfect for hiking.
We welcome bookings for group tours outside of opening hours.
Last updated: 02/08/2024
Source: Visit Innlandet