The museum is approximately 600 square meters and includes a large new extension with changing exhibitions. The permanent collection is primarily of works collected by Svend and Helene Junge Pedersen. The permanent exhibition includes an extensive collection of historic art, including works by Emanuel A. Pedersen (1894-1948), Harald Moltke (1871-1960) and Christine Deichmann (1869-1945). The museum also exhibits a collection of more recent art from artists such as Miki Jacobsen (1965), Buuti Pedersen (1955), Naja Rosing Asvid (1966) and Anne-Birthe Hove (1951-2012). Additionally the museum exhibits a great collection of carvings in soapstone, bone, wood, and tooth from all around Greenland.
Nuuk Art Museum is a gift from Svend and Helene Junge Pedersen to people in Nuuk. It was opened in 2005 and is found in the former Adventist church, on Kissarneqqortuunnguaq 5, a few minutes walk from the center of Nuuk. The gift was handed to the municipality Kommuneqarfik Sermersooq (the former Nuup Kommunea), which is the local government, and is now running the museum.