September 1, 2017

Autumn Art Exhibitions 2017

Louise Nevelson, No title, 1969 Private collection, Courtesy Fondazione Marconi
© Louise Nevelson/Bildupphovsrätt 2017
Foto: A. Zambianchi-Simply.it, Milano
It is September! Summer is over and it is time to look towards the fall season. This is the perfect opportunity to report on the different exhibitions coming up this season in the various art museums and major galleries in Stockholm. Some of the summer exhibitions may be continuing on through part of September and you can check which ones by clicking here. If you are staying at the Rival Hotel and are interested in smaller galleries or other exhibitions, contact me directly.




  • Fotografiska (photography)- their big ongoing exhibition is Irving Penn- Resonance: Photographs from the Pinault Collection (until October 1st). Their upcoming exhibitions are Last Night in Sweden (Sept 12th to Oct 29th), Viviane Sassen - Umbra (Sept 1st to Nov 12th) and Paul Hansen - Being There (Sept 8th to Nov 19th). 
  • Moderna (modern art)- one ongoing exhibition is Golden Sunset (until Dec 30th). Their fall exhibitions include Louise Nevelson (Sept 9th to Jan 14th), Elgaland & Vargaland (Sept 9th to Nov 12th) and Manipulate the World (Oct 21st to Jan 21st). Don't miss their permanent collection (with free admission) as well. 
    From the exhibition "Under Cover" at Millesgården.
    Photo: Håkan Larsson
  • Millesgården (art & sculpture)- most people go there to see Carl Mille's wonderful sculpture garden, but they have exhibitions as well. Their ongoing exhibition is Lars Jonsson and Kent Ullberg, paintings & sculpture (until October 8th). Their upcoming exhibirtions are "Under Cover" (Sept 30th to Nov 26th) and "The Modern Woman" (Oct 28th to Feb 25th). 
  • National Museum (art & design)- currently closed for renovations, reopening in 2018. In the meantime they have temporary exhibitions at Kulturhuset, like 100 Years of Finnish Design (until October 29th). 
  • Thielska Galleriet (fine art, Scandinavian)- two ongoing exhibitions this season: "Moments, Sculptures by Karin Wiberg " (until October 1st) and "Fashionable Memories, Clothes from Tove Lewenhaupt's Collection" (until October 1st). Their upcoming exhibition is Helga Henschen (Oct 14th to Jan 21st). Great collection of Scandinavian Masters on exhibit as well.
  • Artipelag (art museum in archipelago setting)- their ongoing exhibition is "Edmund de Waal / Giorgio Morandi" (until October 1st). One upcoming exhibition is Bigert & Bergström (start Oct 27th). Half the pleasure is enjoying the art in the beautiful setting. 
    At Prins Eugens Waldermarsudde
    Georg Pauli "Badande Ynglingar" 1914
    Photo: Nationalmuseum
  • Prins Eugen's Waldemarsudde (fine art)- their ongoing exhibition is "Anja Notini- Rooms with Gravitation" (until September 24th). Upcoming exhibitions include "André Lohte and Swedish Cubism" (Sept 16th to Jan 21st) and "Annika Ekdahl- Woven Image Worlds" (October 14th to Feb 11th). Click here to read more about current and upcoming exhibitions. 
  • Magasin 9 (contemporary art)- their autumn/winter exhibition is definitely on my list to visit: "Magic City: The Art of the Street" (Oct 28th to April 8th, 2018).
  • Liljevalchs Konsthall (contemporary art)- they have been closed for the past year due to renovations and will be reopening this November with three exhibitions. No information on them in English yet, but I am sure it will be forthcoming.
  • Bonniers Konsthall (contemporary art)- closed for a few weeks while installing the new exhibit The Image of War (Sept 20th to Jan 14th).
  • Sven-Harry's Konstmuseum (mixed art)-  their ongoing exhibition is Björn Abelin- Backdrop (until Oct 22nd) and their upcoming exhibitions include The Invisible Body (Nov 1st to Jan 7th). You can also visit Sven-Harry's home there with his private collection. 
    © photographer Björn Abelin
    Backdrop #33
    Behind the Scenes, Royal Opera House
    at Sven-Harrys Konstmuseum
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