Current and upcoming exhibitions
September 17 2016 – January 22 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
October 15 2016 – February 12 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.
Joan Miró – The Poetry of Everyday Life
February 11 – June 4 2017
This spring, an extensive exhibition with works by Spanish Surrealist Joan Miró (1893 – 1983), one of the most noted artists of the 20th century, will be shown. The comprehensive presentation will feature poetical and visionary paintings, sculpture, drawings and textile works, all chosen with the aim to show the artist’s creative process. The exhibition offers a unique opportunity to study how the artist was inspired by everyday objects in his work. Miró’s social commitment is expressed through his notable original posters and in the experimental video, in which Miró is seen creating street art in Barcelona in the late 1960s. The exhibition has been made in collaboration with Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona and the art gallery Kristianstads konsthall. Read more about Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona
A Fairytale School – the Swedish Folkskola Celebrates 175 Years
March 11 – May 21 2017
The Swedish Folkskola (compulsory primary education) celebrates 175 years, which is commemorated in a playful exposé of the teaching profession and by showing the development of the school system from the 19th century to the present. The exhibition features wonderful imagery from readers, Christmas magazines and the children’s book series Saga. Also on display are a large number of original illustrations by well-known Swedish artists such as Carl Larsson, Jenny Nyström, Elsa Beskow and Einar Nerman, as well as studies and sketches by Prince Eugen for works in schools and public spaces. A Fairytale School is arranged in collaboration with a number of Swedish educational and cultural organisations: Lärarstiftelsen, Sveriges Museer, Sveriges Hembygdsförbund, Svenska Barnboksinstitutet and Lärarförbundet. The exhibition opens at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde and will subsequently be shown at seven regional museums around Sweden.
Anja Notini – Rooms with Gravitation
June 10 – September 24 2017
This summer, works by the artist, photographer and author Anja Notini (born 1940) will be exhibited. From her studio at Solvik, situated in Saltsjö-Boo in the Stockholm archipelago, she follows the changing seasons and creates large paintings, heavy reliefs and powerful sculptures. Notini finds inspiration in nature, and the many hues of her garden are reflected in her impressive ceramic works. The exhibition presents a selection of her paintings, ceramic works and sculptures, all in beautiful interaction.