Do you like art and beautiful things? Are you fond of photography? Then you’ve come to the right place. Stockholm has a lot to offer the art fan. The city is full of museums and art galleries, so you’ll have no problem cultivating your interest.
Why not start with one or several of these highlights for the art and photography fan:
The Modern Museum – Photo: © Holger Ellgaard/Wikimedia
Slupskjulsvägen 7-9, Skeppsholmen
The National Museum
Södra Blasieholmshamnen, Norrmalm/City
Liljevalchs – Photo: © David Magnusson
Since 1921 Liljevalchs also arranges the annual Spring Exhibition (‘Vårsalongen’), which often consists of works from the public or non-famous artists selected by a jury. It’s a great opportunity to see a variety of unexpected and perhaps anticipated artistic expressions and techniques. The result is a playful, varied mix of styles and artistic quality. ‘Vårsalongen’ has been called Stockholm’s surest sign of spring, and all works are for sale.
Djurgårdsvägen 60, Djurgården
The Hallwyl Museum – Photo: © Erik Lernestål/Wikimedia
Hamngatan 4, Norrmalm/City
Artipelag – Photo: © Anders Fredriksen
Artipelagstigen 1, Gustavsberg
Fotografiska – Photo © A. Aleksandravicius/Shutterstock.com
In addition to the exhibitions, the museum offers courses, lectures, and workshops for both amateur and professional photographers. There is also a cafe, a restaurant, a shop, and a gallery of pictures for sale.
Stadsgårdshamnen 22, Södermalm
Sven-Harrys konstmuseum – Photo: © I99pema/Wikimedia
It’s divided into three larger halls, and downstairs is a media room where film and video programs are displayed in connection with the exhibitions. A unique piece of the art gallery is located on the roof of the building. There is a copy of Sven-Harry’s former home, a 1700s farm. It lets you step into Sven-Harry’s ‘home’ and take part in the art collection he has built up during 35 years of dedicated collecting.
Eastmansvägen 10–12, Vasastan
Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde – Photo: © Anders E. Skånberg
Today, the museum is one of Sweden’s most visited art museums. It offers a varied and extensive exhibition and lots of activities. The prince’s residence and his extensive art collection, together with his own works, are displayed. The collection includes artworks by Nils Kreuger, Oscar Björck, Ernst Josephson, Richard Bergh, Anders Zorn, Ivan Aguéli, and Isaac Grünewald. In the garden, you can also find several works of sculptors.
Prins Eugens väg 6, Djurgården
Bonniers Konsthall – Photo: © Petter Cohen
Bonniers Konsthall opened in 2006 and is located in central Stockholm. The Art Gallery supports contemporary art and shows art from around the world. Most of their exhibitions are self-produced.
Torsgatan 19, Vasastan
Färgfabriken – Photo: © Åke E.son Lindman
Lövholmsbrinken 1, Liljeholmen
Millesgården – Photo: © Anders E. Skånberg
Millesgården opened 1999 and is an art museum and a sculpture park on the island Lidingö, located only ten minutes from Stockholm. Until 1931 it was the home, studio, and garden of the artist and sculptor Carl Milles. Today Millesgården houses an art gallery, a sculpture park, a restaurant, an antique collection, and a shop. It is mainly showing the work of Milles himself. You can also find the beautiful garden ‘Emma Lundberg Garden’ when you visit Millesgården.
Herserudsvägen 32, Lidingö
Magasin 3 – Photo: © Christian Saltas
The Art Gallery Magasin 3 was founded in 1987 and is an institution for contemporary art. Today it has a collection of over 600 works of art. Magasin is located in Frihamnen (Stockholm Harbor) in an old warehouse from 1920. The objective is to support the arts and actively work in the community by introducing and presenting artists. Since its inception, the gallery has made extensive exhibitions by internationally known artists.
Frihamnsgatan 28, Frihamnen
Thielska Galleriet – Photo: © Arild Vågen/Wikimedia
Sjötullsbacken 8, Djurgården
Edsvik Konsthall – Photo: © Holger Ellgaard/Wikimedia
Landsnoravägen 42, Sollentuna
We wish you a great time, filled with wonderful artistic experiences, at the best art museums and galleries in Stockholm!