Stockholm's best art museums and galleries- Your guide to the city's top art experiences
Find the best art museums in Stockholm
Stockholm is a fantastic city if you like to visit museums. There are plenty of museums for adults and also several museums for kids. If you are an art, design and photography fan and want to find the highlights for you, we’ve created a guide to Stockholm’s best art museums and galleries. Have a great time!
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.
Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde
The Stockholm art museum Waldemarsudde is also called Prince Eugene’s Waldemarsudde since the Swedish prince Eugene (1865-1947) lived and worked as an artist here. It is an art museum located in an area with historic buildings on Djurgården. The main building, ‘The Castle,’ and the art gallery was built in 1905 and 1913, and in the area, you can also find the world unique Waldemarsudde oil mill from the 1780s.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy Stockholm’s best art museums and galleries
We wish you a great time, filled with wonderful artistic experiences, at the best art museums and galleries in Stockholm!
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