Photos, photos, photos

Stockholms new top attraction Fotografiska (photomuseum) keeps bringing top photo exhibitions to Stockholm which attracts visitors from all over the world, right now showing Sarah Moon, but this spring also Albert Watson (25/3-12/6) and Edward Burtynsky (22/4-26/6) and smaller documentary exhibitions etcetera.

If you are visiting Stockholm this spring you will have at least two other museums focusing on photography. The museum of Modern Art in Stockholm (Moderna museet) has a large collection of photographs and will focus on photography in 2011 with their exhibition of Jeanloup Seiff (until May 22) and  "Another Story" where they will show works from their own collection including new donations with works done by Annika von Hausswolff, Cindy Sherman, Robert Mapplethorpe among others.

Kulturhuset (culture house) shows Anneè Olofssons the face of all fears (5/3-15/5) and Bonniers Konsthall shows the films of Rineke Dijkstra (16/3-19/6)
Photo: Sarah Moon/fotografiska

Medieval museum in Stockholm nominated for prize

The Museum of Medieval Stockholm is nominated for the "Museum of the Year Award 2010". The museum reopened in 2010 after an extensive renovation and is now one of three nominations for the Swedish award by Riksförbundet Sveriges Museer. The prize wishes to draw attention to the museum that best demonstrated innovation and societal activity. The winner will be announced on March 30.
Photo: Medeltidsmuseet / Anders Hviid

Maraboupark - the latest addition in the Stockholm Card

is the latest addition to the Stockholm Card - and one of several art halls on the move lately, seeking out new, edgy art for their exhibitions. Marabouparken (Marabou is a swedish chocolate company) is one of Sweden’s best-preserved functionalist settings. In the park there is a collection of sculptures as well as a gallery with exhibitions of contemporary art and a permanent collection featuring Hilding Linnqvist. There is also a restaurant and shop.

More hot art museums are found here

Beatrix Potter at Millesgården

For the first time in Sweden, Millesgården presents an exhibition with the world-famous British author of children’s books, Beatrix Potter (1866-1943). Her illustrations introduced many well-loved animal characters, such as Peter Rabbit, Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, Mr. Jeremy Fisher, Jemima Puddle-duck and others.

Peter Rabbit& his Friends at Millesgården is an exhibition for the whole family, in which Beatrix Potter’s well-known stories are portrayed in both playful settings for children and an in-depth exploration of Beatrix, the woman behind the best-selling books. The exhibition takes place at Millesgården, January 29-May 15.

Sven Harrys Konstmuseum opens in March

Swedes are cultural people and the city has some 80 museums and attractions in the city. In March 2011 an additional art museum will open in Vasaparken in the Vasastan district. Its the art collection of Mr Sven Harry Karlsson, builder and owner of Folkhem, that will open the art museum. Sven Harrys Konstmuseum is designed by renowned Gert Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB.

Other Swedish collectors museums in Stockholm
Bonniers Konsthall 
Prince Eugenes Waldemarsudde

Thielska Galleriet

Nobel in Stockholm

The worlds greatest minds meet in Stockholm for the Nobel Prize tomorrow, December 10.
All year around you can feel like a nobel-laureate and follow in Alfred Nobels footsteps in Stockholm.

Photo: Jeppe Wikström / Stockholm Visitors Board

Fashion and modernists at Waldemarsudde in 2011

2011 at Prince Eugenes Waldemarsudde in Stockholm will begin with a retrospective featuring the swedish modernist pioneer GAN (Gösta Adrian-Nilsson). In March there will be a smaller project exhibition of works of the intarsia artist Thomas Tempte. Thereafter, the Swedish fashion designer Lars Wallin's 20th anniversary to be celebrated with an exposé of his production over the years. During the summer the focus is on an exhibition of Venetian masterpieces, mainly paintings from the 1700s, and Waldemarsuddes own art collection.
Phtoto: Lars Edelholm/Waldemarsudde

GAN - modernistpioneer and outsider
19 februari - 29 maj 2011

Thomas Tempte - Master of Veneer
5 mars - 3 april 2011

Lars Wallin - Fashion Stories
7 maj - 18 september 2011

Venetian Masterpieces

21 juni - 28 augusti 2011

Waldemarsudde, originally the home of Prince Eugen, son of Oscar II (1865-1947), became state-owned after the Prince's death and in accordance with his will, and is now among the most-visited art museums in Sweden. The complex consists of a castle-like main building - the Mansion - finished in 1905 and designed by the Swedish architect Ferdinand Boberg, and a Gallery Building, added in 1913. Prince Eugen was one of his generation's foremost landscape painters and many of his best-known works, including Molnet (the Cloud) and Det gamla slottet (The Old Castle), are part of the collections at Waldemarsudde. He was also an art collector and his collection of Swedish turn-of-the-19th-century art is one of the foremost in the country.

Young designers at Gallery Pascale in Stockholm

If you are in Stockholm this weekend you shouldn't miss the new young designers exhibition at Gallery Pascale that opens tomorrow Saturday. Gallery Pascale and the editor Dan Gordan at Swedish interior Magazine Sköna Hem has invited several young designers to take part in the exhibition. The exhibition named "Roots - about looking to the past" (Rötter om trådarna tillbaka).

Gallery Pascale, Humlegårdsgatan 15
Exhibition takes place: November 27- January 9

Unfortunately Blogger is not publishing my images. Check out the Sköna hem link for images

Live christmas calender at the City Museum

Every day in December the Stockholm City Museum and friends, opens their live calender on the southern side of the City Museum building. The calender opens every day at 17.00-17.15 and will be a mix of Stockholm history, christmas carols and christmas traditions.

Björn Dahlström at Gallery Pascale

The prominent swedish graphic and industrial designer Björn Dahlström is exhibiting his new collection of glass tables named "Bellevue 2010" at Gallery Pascale. Bellevue 2010 consists of nine unique glass tables made especially for the exclusive line "Selection Pascale". The tables are exhibited and sold at Gallery Pascale until November 20, 2010.

Photos: Jason Strong

Swedish master painter Zorn at Waldemarsudde

With works on-loan from national and international museums and private collections, the exhibition aims to give a comprehensive presentation of one of Sweden's greatest national painters.

Anders Zorn is arguably Sweden's most successful painter of all times. This year marks the 150th year of his birth, which is celebrated in the exhibition Zorn Masterpieces. The exhibition presents the first opportunity in a number of years to experience some eighties works by the artist, including several important international loans.

For Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, it is a special joy to be able to show the works of Anders Zorn at Waldemarsudde, since Zorn often visited Prince Eugen here, and the Prince in his turn paid several visits to the Zorns in their home at Mora. Zorn and the Prince initially met in France, towards the end of the 1880s, and were on friendly terms from then on. Zorn painted the Prince's portrait and is represented in the Waldemarsudde Art Collections by a number of works.

The exhibition Zorn Masterpieces at Waldemarsudde, October 23 - January 23   2011

Smartphone app at Liljevalchs in Stockholm

Liljevalchs are using QR codes in their exhibition "Eleganten Einar". Visitors with smartphone are offered extras to 74 of the works on site in the gallery by the QR-code on the action plates. QR Code also makes it easy for visitors to benefit from additional editorial material on a single work in place of the exhibition - in this case, texts, images and films related to the paintings theme or motif.

The QR Code is linked to Liljevalchs new website and the presentations are also found there by Elegant Einar there, for visitors that do not have smartphones.

Drinks according to your sex

Does all women sip white wine and does all men drinks whiskey? Vin och Sprithistoriska museum in Stockholm has an exhibition about drinks connected to your sex named "Könad Sprit" where they are addressing the questions about male and female drinking from a historic perspective and also from a queer perspective. Very interesting.

More autumnexhibitions
Autumn favorites 
Fashion at Fotografiska

Favorite autumn exhibitions

Fashion photography, emperors and legendary dancers - these are just a few of the themes at the museums this season. Here are our favourites - all exhibitions except the Terracotta Army are included in the Stockholm Card!

Fashion at Fotografiska

Fashion! is a new exhibition at Fotografiska, one of the world’s largest meeting places for contemporary photography. The exhibition is based on Camera Work’s collection in Berlin, which received a great deal of attention the first time it was exhibited. Over 200 photographs, of which a large number are vintage prints, created by 50 world renown photographers, make Fashion! one of the most comprehensive exhibitions of fashion photography in Europe. It is a spectacular odyssey through fashion photography’s visual world. From Man Ray’s experimental compositions from the 1920s, to icons such as Irving Penn and Richard Avedon to Steven Meisel and Peter Lindbergh’s cult of supermodels during the 1990s. Today’s fashion photography is represented by Steven Klein and Mikael Jansson, to name only a few.

Art gallery opens on shopping street

Jonas Kleerup
, a well known gallerist in Stockholm, is opening his new art gallery on the Biblioteksgatan named Villa, one of the main shopping streets in the city-Östermalm district. The area around Biblioteksgatan is home to international fashion brands and the center of the best of Swedish fashion labels (Acne, Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair, J Lindeberg, Tiger, Filippa K etc). Kleerups idea is to integrate art and shopping to attract a new crowd.

Östermalm is an exclusive area in Stockholm. The area around Stureplan in Stockholm is becoming the new center of galleries in Stockholm. Natalia Golding is moving her gallery (from Hudiksvallsgatan) to the Stureplan Area, auction house Bukowskis are focusing on contemporary art and the new Gallery "Fruit and Flower deli" which is opening on Birger Jarlsgatan 31 by the well known gallerist Andreas Brändström and the designer Oscar Magnusson (also cousin of the crown princess Victoria).

New Art Hall at the Marabou-park

Sweden or Switzarland? Some people confuse Sweden for Switzarland, and thinks that Sweden is the chocolate and watch country. But as a matter of fact,  Swedish chocolate is pretty good, and one of the brands, Marabou, has a park and art gallery worth a visit. Especially this year with opening of a  new exhibition space and restaurant opening in late August.

Marabou Park was commissioned by Marabou's founder Henning Throne-Holst as a recreational park for the employees of his chocolate factory and contains an impressive sculpture collection. The park was ingeniously conceived and created on a hectare of once unpromising terrain by Sven Hermelin (1900-1984), a key figure in Swedish landscape architecture. And when the park opened in the 50s it became a well known destination for art-lovers. The park is situated in the suburb Sundbyberg.

The new art hall will be inaugurated on August 28 with the exhibition "Park life" wheere artists such as Dave Allen, Martin Boyce, nathan Coley, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Kohei Yoshiyuki and Kerstin Bergendal and more will exhibit.

Please be seated at Josef Frank Place

Speaking about sculptures in Stockholm. Josef Frank, architect and designer, most known for his association with the design company Svenskt Tenn in Stockholm has gotten a square in Stockholm. The square is situated in the road crossing of  Rindögatan and Furusundsgatan in the Östermalm-district in stockholm. Josef Frank lived on Rindögatan during many years. The square is decorated with two of his chairs in brass...

Photo: SVT Play

Medieval museum opens again

Photo: Medeltidsmuseum/Göran H. Fredriksson
The Museum of Medieval Stockholm will open with a totally new exhibiton on January 24th at 2 pm. The museum has been closed for two years due to renovations. The museum, which is a part of Old Town describes the emergence and medieval development of the town and is built up round some of the permanent heritage monuments which came to light during the archaeological excavations on Helgeandsholmen (The Island of the Holy Spirit) between 1978 and 1980.

The display area comprises 1,750 square metres and there are some 850 objects on display. The objects come from the whole of the town area.

Photo: medeltidsmuseum/Anders Hviid
The museum of Medieval Stockholm will feature an exhibition about Birger Jarl, the founder of Stockholm, in the spring of 2010. The exhibition is a part of the Birger Jarl 2010 celebration. Birger Jarl was born 800 years ago.

Autumn exhibitions in stockholm

Here you will find this autumns most interesting exhibitions.

Until 1 Nov,   Artefacts from Titanic, Båthall 1, Vasamuseet
Until 22 nov,   Carromic - Manga in swedish, Östasiatiska
Until 13 Dec,   Smadar Dreyfus (israel), Magasin 3
Until 10 jan 2010,   Kimono Fusion (tradition-modern), Östasiatiska
Until 10 Jan 2010,   Livsformer (Liveforms) several artists, Bonniers konsthall
Until 31 Jan 2010,   Carl Wilhelmson (paintings), Waldemarsudde
Until 8 aug, 2010   Livstycket (modern immigrant textiles), Nordiska Museet
Until 17 jan 2010,  Dalí Dalí med Francesco Vezzoli, Moderna museet
2 oct  –10 jan 2010,  Caspar David Friedrich (Germany), Nationalmuseum
2 Oct–Jun 2010,  Sol Lewitt (USA), Magasin 3
3 Oct - 6 Jan 2010,  Märta Måås fjätterström (swedish carpet designer), Liljevalchs
10 oct -,   Galileos telescope – instrument that changed the world, Nobelmuseum
10 oct - 6 dec 2009,  Anthony McCall (UK/USA), Moderna Museet
23 oct - 10 jan 2010,  Sonja Hahn-Ekberg, Waldemarsudde
31 oct - 10 jan 2010,  Erik Chambert, Moderna museet
2 nov  - 17 jan 2010,  Livets färger (Colours of life), Hallwylska
14 nov  - 14 feb 2010,  Lee Miller (surrealist), Millesgården
22 Nov – 10 Jan ,  Maria Bonnier Dahlins Foundation, Bonniers Konsthall

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