Moderna Museet is situated on Skeppsholmen & is free, as well as the Architectural Museum, two of them sharing the entrance. Last summer I was there it had a real interesting theme - they were comparing Stockholm & Tokyo, so you could check out the models & everything! There are many different ways of building presented, especially those used on different & famous buildings in Sweden. Everything important is explained, so I suggest you not to miss it!
This time the exhibition handled young Swedish designers & their influences on the Swedish culture. A lot of young talented people have built a lot of famous, useful & interesting buildings around Sweden, from schools to business towers. A nice way to present their own culture indeed!
The "moderna museet" is exactly what its name says - a museum for contemporary art. In Sweden, it is mostly famous for its sad looking angora goat with a painted face and a car tyre around it. Apart from that, it has a great Salvador Dali, an Andy Warhol, a Miro and several Picassos, Munchs and a good deal of famous modern Swedes. If you can find a guided tour in English, they are great as you are taken to a few selected works and get to discuss the way you look at life based on what you see - very thought provoking. A particularly disturbing piece is an American artist's enclosed cell with two (pretend) patients in; it even has the stale smell of a mental asylum when you look into it. Approaching the museum, you see all these French and Swiss pieces of art - yes, makes you think of Pompidou in Paris indeed :)
The same building also houses the architecture museum which consists of an interesting exhibition of famous Swedish buildings, illustrated by models, as well as pictures and information on inspirational classical European building styles such as Italian churches, Greek temples and so on. There are also pictures and information on the development of suburbs but that's mostly in Swedish.
A good bonus is that the entrance is free as these museums are state subsidised. The main restaurant has a good lunch buffet and is known for it so it can be crowded. There are also cafes in the entrance hall and the architecture museum. Don't be afraid to take children here as the architecture museum has a playroom where they can play in "buildings".
The Modern museum in Stockholm was reopened recently after renovation to the house itself.
The museum is on Skeppsholmen island in central Stockholm. This is the location for many of the museums in town.
Walking here from the central station will take you about 20 minutes.
Moderna museet has a collection that it exhibits, but also hosts temporary shows. In summer of 2004 there is an exhibition called Svenska Hjärtan (Swedish hearts), about mulitculturalism in Sweden, which I enjoyed a lot! This is not paintings and such but rather modern type of art with lots of installtions and so on.
The museum has a large bookstore that also sells souvenirs, and there is a restaurant/café with a pretty view over the waters. But it is a bit expensive.
But hey, the entrance to the museum is free, so you have some kronors to spend!!
Modern Art Museum.
A lots of world famous artist presented here!
Admission is always free to the Collection! Special exhibitions have some fees.
The modern art museum is a gem, "hidden" in the small island of skeppsholmen, between the Old Town and the Djurgården.
The permanent collection is vast and includes works by Dali, Picasso, Miró, Magritte, Andy Warhol or Matisse, among others.
The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions of very good quality. Check the website to see what's on.
In the museum surroundings you can also visit the architecture museum and the porcelain from western India museum.
Moderna Museet is the leading modern art museum in the Nordic Countries, and it is worth the walk from the city if you have a few hours to spend with culture. The museum is located a couple of kilometers out of the city centre, on a beautiful Skeppsholm island that is a destination itself. It is easy walk and takes about 20 minutes from T-Centralen, but there are also public transports available (ferry and bus), and you can always take a taxi.
The collections themselves are pretty standard fare, you can find Picassos, Dalís, and Matisses there among with the local modernists. The exhibitions can be outstanding or then about someone that you've never heard ever before (and chances are that you won't hear again...).
The Modern Art Museum on Skeppsholmen is free and defintiely worth a visit.
They have some Scandinavian artists who would most likely be new to the eyes of many North Americans, as well as more well-known artists such as Miro, Pollock, Picasso, etc. Matisse's Appolo is so much larger in life than I ever would have assumed, the gouache just engulfs you. Loved it.
There is also a major area for showing travelling or temporary exhibitions. Paul McCarthy was there when I visited, although definitely not to my taste...
The Swedish museum of architechture is also in the Moderna museet. Both are worth a visit, although the Moderna museet is more extensive.
We were expecting rain on the Saturday morning so we planned to be indoors by taking a trip to the Moderna Museet on Skeppsholmen. Its situated in a purpose built and very airy building that was only built in 1998 and houses a collection of both International and Swedish modern art, photography and film.
The sculpture group outside is "Breakfast Outdoors" by Picasso, made in sandblasted concrete by Carl Nesjar
I was pleasantly surprised by the Museet Moderne. I went not knowing what to expect and found myself amazed at just about every room, with the exception of the most contemporary stuff. Each time i turned a corner I found myself saying, "I didn't know THAT was here!" to various pieces by Warhol, Miro, Rauschenberg, Lichtenstein, Dali, Oppenheim, etc. One of the best Modern Art Musems I have ever been to, right up there with the Guggenheim in Venice. The gift store is quite nice as well.
Exhibitions of modern and contemprary art. Selected works from the museum´s collection with key works from the 20th century.
Admission fee 80 SEK, 8 EURO
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