Aware that Stockholm has a lot to offer, and that there are as many forms of tourism as tourists, we want to share this entry especially with those Art fanatics.
Then we will propose some of the Museums that you should not miss if you are an “art-lovers”.
The National Museum
The National Museum is a museum that you should not miss if you are fond of art and design, since it has the largest collection in Sweden. Admission is free, but some temporary exhibitions may have an entry fee.
In the museum you will find paintings, sculptures and art with paper ranging from 1500 to 1900, and collections of handicrafts and design that begin at the end of the Middle Ages and continue to the present. In addition, audio guides for children and adults are available in the Nationalmuseum mobile application, a good option to enjoy with the family and explore art in a didactic and entertaining way.
The Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm is located on the island of Skeppshomen and was designed by the renowned Spanish architect Rafael Moneo. The project presented by Moneo was chosen from a contest held in 1990 that included the participation of renowned architects around the world. Finally, in 1998, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia officially inaugurated the new building.
The museum has large spaces for both exhibitions and samples of works by individual artists or exhibitions of the museum’s own collection. Here you can find works by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Ljubov Popova, Robert Rauschenberg, Meret Oppenheim, Donald Judd and Irving Penn, together with works by contemporary artists.
To know more about the collections, you can visit the website of the Museum of Modern Art.
At the Millesgården Museum, you can enjoy a large collection of antiques, walk through a charming park with sculptures and taste some of the typical dishes served in the restaurant. The artist’s house was built in 1908 by the sculptor Carl Milles and his wife the artist Olga Milles and today it is a wonderful museum for lovers of his art.
Fotografiska is a center for contemporary photography located on the island of Södermalm that was inaugurated in May 2010.
But, here you can not only find thousands of contemporary photographs, but also the renowned restaurant run by chef Paul Svensson. A restaurant that is not only oriented to seasonal green dishes, but also has one of the most beautiful views of Stockholm.
The Dance Museum contains unique collections of costumes, visual arts and objects related to dance and theater that will make you experience the world of movement. Each year, a series of temporary exhibitions and a variety of programs for all ages are presented. Undoubtedly, a place for dance lovers!
The Waldemarsudde museum is housed in the residence that was originally the home of Prince Eugen (1865-1947) and today is one of the most visited art museums in Sweden. Throughout the year, a selection of works of art by Prince Eugens is displayed, along with temporary collections.
The museum was built in 1903-1905 as a residence for Prince Eugen, by architect Ferdinand Boberg. Prince Eugen was the son of King Oscar II and Queen Sofia, and was an important collector of art and one of the greatest landscape painters in Sweden. He was also one of the artists who participated in the construction of Stockholm City Hall.