Current and upcoming exhibitions
Magic Light – Plein-air painting from the late 19th-century
13 February – 28 August 2016
This extensive exhibition of paintings from the late 19th-century and the breakthrough of plein-air painting looks at the period when artists began painting outdoors, and the variations in natural light became an essential element of their landscapes and scenes. The exhibition presents some 200 works, mainly by Swedish artists, but also a few by the French artists who inspired them. Women artists are especially highlighted. In this sensual and ground-breaking presentation, paintings by famous artists such as Hanna Pauli, Carl Fredrik Hill, Eva Bonnier, Anders Zorn and Camille Corot are shown alongside works by artists whose names have fallen into obscurity, including Gerda Roosval-Kallstenius, Ida Gisiko-Spärck, Anna Nordgren and Anna Nordlander.
Passion for Art – Works from Prince Eugen’s Art Collection
18 June – 25 September 2016
This summer, Prince Eugen’s entire palace will be filled with paintings, sculptures and drawings from his own large collection of art. The Collection ranges from works by international masters such as Munch and Picasso, to Swedish mood paintings from the turn of the century 1900. Prince Eugen (1865-1947) was among the finest landscape painters of his generation, and a couple of rooms feature his most famous works, including The Cloud and The Old Castle. You can also get aquainted with the Prince’s family – the Swedish royal family – in our slideshow.
The Collection contains many portraits, and some of these are shown in one room. A few celebrities from the time, such as the poet Gustaf Fröding, and authors Selma Lagerlöf and Verner von Heidenstam, are represented here, along with a selection of the Prince’s artist friends. Part of his old studio has been restyled to give an impression of an outdoor terrace. Experience the Blue Hour, l’heure bleue, with a focus on blue paintings of Stockholm and the countryside. In the Dining Room of the Private Apartment, a table has been set for an imaginary summer luncheon with a few of Prince Eugen’s female friends. The exhibition also features films of Prince Eugen from the Waldemarsudde archives.
17 September 2016 – 22 January 2017
Inspired by the French salon style of painting, Julius Kronberg and a few Swedish artists who were active at around the same time produced impressively monumental paintings with compelling narrative subject matter. With this pioneering exhibition, we present Swedish salon painting in a new light, and ask in what way it can be relevant to viewers today. In addition to Julius Kronberg, the exhibition features paintings by other artists, including Hugo Birger, Jenny Nyström, Anders Zorn, Fanny Brate, Carl Larsson, Hugo Salmson and Mårten Eskil Winge.
Cecilia Edefalk – Dandelion
15 October 2016 – 12 February 2017
Cecilia Edefalk’s recent works revolve around the life cycle and human living conditions. Although bearing a close kinship to her previous works, they also signal the starting point for something new, in their exploration of a state, of reincarnation, and contemplations of an another reality. This comprehensive retrospective features Cecilia Edefalk’s paintings, photographs and sculptures from the 1980s to today.
Åke Andrén Foundation Artist’s Grant
21 September – 23 October 2016
An exhibition of several works by the winner of the 2016 Åke Andrén Foundation Artist’s Grant. The Åke Andrén Foundation Artist’s Grant was established in 2011 and awards a promising young artist a 500,000 kronor grant.