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.

Bildtext: Edward Burne-Jones, Love and the Pilgrim, 1896-7. Oil on canvas,  ©Tate, London 2019

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 Isæus-Berlin – Nocturnal 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. Isæus-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).

Eugène Jansson, Gryning över Riddarfjärden, 1899. Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde.

Encountering the North – Highlights from the art collection

September 16, 2019 – February 16, 2020

This autumn we are exhibiting highlights from Waldemarsudde’s collection with a focus on paintings from the 1870s until the turn-of-the-century. The collection contains about 3,200 works by Prince Eugen as well as about 3,500 works by other artists.

In the exhibition we present painting, art on paper, sculpture and applied art from naturalism and plein-air painting of the late 19th century to fin de siècle symbolism and national romanticism. There is a focus on Prince Eugen, Eugène Jansson, Karl Nordström and Anders Zorn – artists who set the tone in Sweden during these years. The presentation also includes some of the leading women painters of the period, such as Eva Bonnier and Hanna Pauli. The exhibition emphasises the important role played by Prince Eugen for Swedish art as a collector and patron. The presentation reflects the importance of relationships, friendships and networks between artists and outlines the development of Swedish and Nordic art during the closing decades of the 19th century.

The exhibition includes a special display of selection of silver objects designed by Prince Eugen on the occasion of a generous donation to the collection of the museum in June 2019. 

Ufan Lee, Från linje 80025, 1980. Målad duk, 61 x 90,5 cm. © Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

Ufan Lee, From Line 80025, 1980. Oil on canvas. © Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

Silent Beauty – Nordic and East Asian Interaction

15 February – 31 May, 2020

This spring, Waldemarsudde will feature the exhibition Silent Beauty – Nordic and East Asian Interaction, taking a deep look at the reduced, meditative aesthetic that is shared by many Nordic and East Asian works from around 1900 and onwards, with a special focus on the years after the Second World War. The exhibition presents visual arts, ceramics and textiles by Japanese, Swedish, Finnish, Korean and Chinese artists, revealing the aesthetic interchange between Nordic and East Asian art. The artists represented in the exhibition include Helene Schjerfbeck, Einar Jolin, Eddie Figge, Berndt Friberg, Wilhelm Kåge, Gunnar Nylund, Shoji Hamada, Ufan Lee, Kyllikki Salmenhaara, Key Sato, Zao Wou-Ki, Samiro Yunoki, Pasi Välimaa and Ingegerd Råman

Silent Beauty at Waldemarsudde is an adaptation of the acclaimed exhibition with the same title shown at Ateneum in Helsinki in the summer and early autumn of 2019.

Lena Cronqvist, Modern, 1975. Olja och tempera på duk. Foto Per Myrehed, Norrköpings Konstmuseum. Bild beskuren.

Lena Cronqvist, Modern, 1975. Photo: Per Myrehed, Norrköpings Konstmuseum. Image cropped.

Lena Cronqvist

7 March – 27 September, 2020

This coming spring and summer, Waldemarsudde is delighted to present an extensive thematic exhibition of works by the prominent Swedish artist Lena Cronqvist (b. 1938), featuring paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures and textile works from the 1960s to today. The presentation includes several recent paintings and a series of drawings that are being exhibited publicly for the first time.

With a career spanning nearly 60 years, Lena Cronqvist has established herself as one of Sweden’s most prominent artists. Cronqvist was born and raised in Karlstad and studied at the Konstfack – University College of Arts, Crafts and Design and the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, where she lives and works today. Best known for her paintings, Cronqvist’s multifaceted oeuvre also includes sculpture, drawing, printmaking and textile art. Her imagery embraces existential themes, such as love, childhood, motherhood, loneliness and death, and she often uses herself and family members as her models. Cronqvist’s artistic practice is profoundly personal, yet equally inclusive and universal.