Götaplatsen & Art Museum, Göteborg

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    by hevbell Written Apr 8, 2004

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    art museum goteburg

    I've no idea what this painting is meant to represent or who painted it but I really like it anyway!!

    Obviously photography is permitted in the museum - with flash too but no tripods.

    I was disappointed to discover that I seem to have been in Goteburg the one week of the year when the Hasselblad centre had no exhibit as I really love seeing photography exhibits! :( The Art Hall next door has exhibits of modern and contemporary art although there wasn't much happening in there either when I visited!

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    by diocletianvs Updated Aug 1, 2003

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    This is the square on top of the famous Kungsportsavenyn, encircled with big cultural institutions: the Concert Hall, the City Theatre, Library and Göteborg Art Museum.

    The Concert Hall was designed by Nils Einar Eriksson in 1935. The Hall's large auditorium is supposedly one of the world's best concert halls in terms of acoustics.

    Göteborg Art Museum was built in 1923 by Sigfrid Ericson.

    The City Theatre was designed by Karl Bergsten and opened in 1934. It re-opened in 2002 after a total renovation.

    At the centre of the Götaplatsen there is a statue of Poseidon, right in the main axis of Kungsportsavenyn.

    Personally, this place built in the modernist period of the 1930s, with its scale and "grandeur" reminded me of the big places in former socialist countries. Although there were people sitting on staircases, I couldn't imagine place filled with life. (Maybe only during some sort of a military parade?)

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    The Hasselblad Center...

    by Todd64 Updated Sep 8, 2002

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    Visiting the Hasselblad Center for photography.
    Since Göteborg is where the 'Hassy' originates from, it seemed only fitting to learn a bit about it's history, even if it did seem a little crammed within the Göteborg Museum of Art. I was there for the exhibition of the book 'Outland', by Roger Ballen: an outstanding South African portrait photographer.

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    Art Museum

    by bscott1 Written Dec 22, 2003

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    Gothenburg boasts a large art museum with collections from traditional to some fairly sizable modern art exhibits. The art museum was built before WWII and was ahead of its time architecturally.

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    by guiiillaume Updated Jun 19, 2003

    this symbolises the maritim vocation of goteborg!
    it was created by Carl Milles.
    it's on the most cultural place of goteborg

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    Kunstmuseum of Goteborg

    by Lemonita Written Sep 13, 2002

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    It think it is always interesting to check out at least one museum...
    If you don't like museums, I recommend that you still go there because you would have a nice view over the city.

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