Betzy Akersloot-Berg (1850-1922) was a Norwegian artist who painted the sea and coast. She worked on the island Vlieland in the Netherlands, and also in Northern Norway. Betzy would brave any weather to paint, and on bad days she used a wooden box as a makeshift portable studio.
We have built our own Betzy-box in Folkeparken. In it, you can have a seat and paint or draw the landscape around you, or whatever you want! Sunday 14.07 we will fill the box with art-supplies for our guests, all of which will be available at any time throughout the summer.
Betzy in Folkeparken is a part of Perspektivet Museums effort to create new traces in our open air-museum. This year the focus is on coastal women. In the Boathouse, you will meet the women who every year labored for hundreds of hours to prepare their men for the main fishing-season in Lofoten. By the shore outside you will meet one of the forgotten painters of coastal landscape.
Tromsø’s most popular recreational area is located at the south point of the island. Here you will also find Folkeparken, the museum’s collection of historical buildings containing exhibitions about traditional coastal life.
The exhibitions are open every Sunday 12noon to 4pm, June 23rd through August 25th.
Free guided tour at 12noon in English
Come join fun family activities every Sunday at 1pm throughout the summer season. Stilts, ringtoss and other toys are also available indoor and out all day.
The Storehouse Café is open 12noon to 4pm.
Visit us at Kvaløyvegen 38!