Henie Onstad

Oct 2008 – Henie-Onstad Art Centre & Veritas Park

Mette Olsen, a friend and neighbour from Piggsoppgrenda & I took a stroll around the grounds of Høvikodden and Veritas pakken and decided to lunch at the Henie-Onstad Museum to celebrate life.

Sonja Henie (1912-1969)  was a Norwegian figure skater and actress. She is a 3times Olympic Champion, a 10times World Champion and a 6times European Champion. Henie won more Olympic and World titles than any other ladies figure skater. At the height of her acting career she was one of the highest paid movie stars in Hollywood.  

The Henie-Onstad Art Centre is a museum located at Høvikodden in the municipality of Bærum, Norway. The centre houses the largest collection for modern art in Norway and a lively cultural activity center, was found by Sonja Henie and her husband, Niels Onstad in 1968. My father was a fan of hers and we visited this museum in 1967 (before the official opening)  when we were Norway. Both Henie and Onstad are buried on top of the mount behind the statue.

Jewelry takes people’s mind off your wrinkles – Sonja Henie  

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