Current and upcoming exhibitions

The sitting room in the common areas of Prince Eugen’s home. Photograph: Anders E Skånberg

The Prince´s Private Apartments

Permanent exhibition

In 1905 Prince Eugen’s home at Waldemarsudde was ready for him to move in to. The ground floor, was the more official part of the home and included the public rooms consisting of a hall,dining room, drawing room, flower room, library and study. In these rooms Prince Eugen’s own paintings are displayed alongside art from his collection. Together with the room furnishings, which saw the Prince mixing old and new with inherited and bought pieces, an individual home with an individual style was created. The prince’s Private Apartment remain largely as it was during the prince’s lifetime and are today open to the public.


 

Picture cropped. Photograph: © Yanan Li

Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde – A total work of art
Photographs by Yanan Li

December 4, 2018–October 6, 2019

For several years, the photographer Yanan Li has interpreted what characterizes Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde as A total Work of Art. With artistic eyes he has photographed nature, sculptures, cultural-historical buildings, our beautiful interiors, attentive art exhibitions and other public activities. His atmospheric photographs depict the place during different seasons, times of the day, in varying light and weather. The exhibition is displayed in the Bernadotte-room and shows photographs which features nature, the park and the garden at Waldemarsudde. The images are a part of the magnificent book Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde – A total Work of Art, which is published in May in collaboration with Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing.


 

Björn Wessman, Pangea, 2017. Bild beskuren.

Björn Wessman, Pangea, 2017. Picture cropped. Photography: Björn Wessman

Björn Wessman – The Path of a Painter

March 9–May 26, 2019

Björn Wessman became fascinated by nature and vegetation early in life, and this has characterized his artistic practice. Scenes from his walks all over the world, from botanical gardens and the virgin forests around his studio in the Stockholm archipelago provide the subject matter for his colourful paintings. Nature glows in his sensual landscapes, which capture the drama of the expanse and the mystery of parks. This exhibition covers his practice from the early 1980s to today, focusing on his output in recent years. Most of these large and striking paintings have not been exhibited before.

“Nature is the source of our perception, and light forms the contours of reality. My intention is to find the way, through colour,to a deeper understanding of nature’s processes,” says the artist Björn Wessman.


 

Julia Beck, By the Canal, Grez. 1883. Photo: Stockholms Auktionsverk.

Grez-sur-Loing – Art and Relations

February 16– August 18, 2019

Grez-sur-Loing is a legendary village in Swedish art history, and this exhibition is the first to present this international artist colony and its mainly Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon artists, writers and musicians. In the late 19th century, many relationships and connections were forged between artists of different nationalities who created fascinating works there. This exhibition features more than 80 works by famous and lesser-known names, including Karin and Carl Larsson, Karl and Tekla Nordström, Julia Beck and August Strindberg, but also by Canada’s most renowned Impressionist, William Blair Bruce, and his Swedish wife, the sculptor Carolina Benedicks.


 

Isaac Grünewald, I fantasins värld, cirka 1915

Encountering the North – Highlights from the art collection

June 15 – September 15, 2019

This summer we will feature highlights from the Waldemarsudde collection of works by Nordic and French artists. The exhibition presents central works from the late 19th century open-air painting to the Modernism of the early 20th century. In the presentation, we also focus on Prince Eugene’s rôle in Swedish art life as a collector and patron. The exhibition reflects the importance of relationships, friendships and networks in dialogue with our current exhibition Grez-sur-Loing – Art and Relations. Artists whos works are shown in the exhibition include Prince Eugen, Eugène Jansson, Ernst Josephson, Hanna Pauli, August Strindberg, Edvard Munch, Robert Delaunay, Leander Engström, Helmer Osslund, Sigrid Hjertén, Isaac Grünewald and Vera Nilsson.

The exhibition also features a selection of the Museum’s significant collection of works by artist Ivan Aguéli commemorating the 150th anniversary of his birth.


 

Bildtext: Edward Burne-Jones, Love and the Pilgrim, 1896-7. Olja på duk, 1575 x 3048 mm, Tate Britain.

Edward Burne-Jones – The Pre-Raphaelites and the North

September 14, 2019 – January 26, 2020

This autumn, we will be showing the first-ever monographic exhibition of Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) in Scandinavia, providing a unique opportunity for the Swedish and Scandinavian public to discover this eminent Pre-Raphaelite artist. The presentation includes fascinating paintings, drawings and textiles, but also reveals his influence on Scandinavian art and design.

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones was a key figure in British art in the second half of the 19th century, and a pioneer of European Symbolism. He was also prominent in the Arts & Crafts movement, together with William Morris, and helped pave the way for modern design. The exhibition is produced in association with Tate Britain, KODE in Bergen and the Nordic Institute of Art.


 

Meta Isæus-Berlin. Installationsbild.

Meta Isaeus-Berlin – Night Logic

October 5, 2019 – February 16, 2020

A thematically exciting and exquisite exhibition of painting and installation art, about how your perspective can shift in the night. Insights, different ways of seeing previously familiar patterns, and truths that might hurt. Old memories resurface, as if carved into the darkness. When morning comes, we shake off these thoughts and welcome the bright, pure light of day.

Meta Isæus-Berlin (b. 1963) studied at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm and has been a seminal figure in painting and installation art since the 1990s. Isaeus-Berlin’s works blend symbols with apparent realism. Her works have been shown in numerous Swedish and international art spaces, including the biennials in Istanbul and Venice (1997), and Melbourne (1999).