Market Art Fair is proud to collaborate with many of Stockholm’s most prominent cultural institutions and museums. While in Stockholm, don't miss the opportunity to explore their exhibitions and permanent collections. Below you can read more about who they are, ranging from Sweden’s major public collections to small hidden gems.
Since its foundation in 2006, Bonniers Konsthall exhibits contemporary art from the globe over, granting space both to artists who are just beginning to acquaint themselves with a larger public, as well as featuring well-known names. Bonniers Konsthall has its roots in the Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation, which was created in 1985 by Jeanette Bonnier in memory of her daughter Maria. Every year, the foundation awards grants to young Swedish artists.
Magasin III was founded in 1987. Through ambitious presentations of internationally established artists Magasin III aims to make the best of contemporary art available to the broad public and believes that art has the ability to challenge and inspire people and society. Since its inception, Magasin III has provided exhibiting artists with the opportunity to produce new works that influence, engage and question.
Magasin III is located in a former warehouse in Frihamnen (the former Free Port of Stockholm). Since January 2018, Magasin III Jaffa is an permanent exhibition satellite in Jaffa/Tel Aviv, Israel.
Experience one of Europe's foremost collections of art from the twentieth century to today, featuring works by artists including Picasso, Dali, Derkert, and Matisse. Moderna Museet is located on Skeppsholmen island, a setting of natural beauty. The building was designed by Spanish architect Rafael Moneo.
Nationalmuseum is located in Stockholm and is Sweden's museum of art and design. Nationalmuseum is also a government authority with a mandate to preserve cultural heritage and promote art, interest in art and knowledge of art. The collections comprise of painting, sculpture, drawings and prints from 1500-1900 and applied arts, design and portraits from early Middle Ages up until present day.
Prins Eugens Waldermarsudde
Prince Eugen’s Waldemarsudde, originally the home of Prince Eugen (1865-1947), 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. The estate also includes the original manor-house building, known as the Old House and an old linseed oil mill, both dating back to the 1780s.
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. In the Mansion the Prince’s Private Apartments remain mostly unchanged, while the two upper floors – with the Prince’s Studio at the top – are used for temporary exhibitions or for exhibiting works by the Prince or from his collections. The Gallery Building is mainly used for temporary exhibitions.
Sven-Harry’s art museum, a wonderfully golden building designed by Gert Wingårdh and Anna Höglund, unites a variety of activities: in addition to the art gallery and Sven-Harry’s “home”, it also houses a restaurant, apartments and commercial premises. The museum shows a varied spectrum of contemporary and classical art and endeavour constantly to expand the concept of art, with exhibitions, collaborations and discussions, in an active, living house and home.
Sven-Harry’s art museum is owned and run by a foundation with the mission to promote activities in the field of art history, architecture and construction.
The Thiel Gallery
The Thiel Gallery is recognized as one of the finest art museums in Sweden and is beautifully set in walled grounds at Blockhusudden in the royal park of Djurgården. The museum houses a unique collection of works of art from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by leading artists of the period including Eugène Jansson, Carl Larsson, Bruno Liljefors, August Strindberg and Anders Zorn. The museum also has the largest collection of Edvard Munch's art outside of Norway. In the garden, there are scultures by Auguste Rodin, Gustav Vigeland and Johan Tobias Sergel.
The building was designed by Ferdinand Boberg specifically to house the banker and art patron Ernest Thiel’s magnificent art collection and was completed in 1907. The Thiel Gallery also served as Ernest Thiel's home from 1907 to 1924 and has remained largely unaltered ever since.
Kulturhuset Stadsteatern is one of Northern Europe's largest cultural institutions. The activities include libraries, theatre, debates, art exhibitions, film, dance and music. Located right in Stockholm's political and commercial centre, the house offers a public space for all people in Stockholm. The vision of the architect Peter Celsing was to create a space that could accommodate all art forms. The glass front of the building facing Sergels torg enhances the idea of a shared common space, and at night create a transparent view into the interior.