Visit one of the leading visual art museums in Northern Europe, Gothenburg Art Museum, to experience a fantastic collections of classical and contemporary art.

Gothenburg Museum of Art is one of the finest in the country, and, in fact, third largest in Sweden. It showcases renowned collections from international and Nordic artists. Its aim is to challenge the way we experience art by featuring artists and their works from unusual perspectives. The museum also offers exhibitions, family activities, lectures and guided tours (in Swedish). There is a well-stocked museum shop with books and design products for all ages.

Please note: Additional admission charge is required for certain exhibitions and events.

Highlights:

  • Western art from 15th century
  • Nordic art from turn of 19th century
  • Internationally renowned collections
  • Sweden’s third largest art museum
  • Leading Northern European museum of visual art
  • Broad range of visual media from art to comics

Did you know?

  • Gothenburg Museum of Art receives around 250,000 visitors a year
  • It has been awarded three stars in the Michelin Green Guide
  • The foundation for the main collection was donated in 1865 by the Art Society of Gothenburg, mainly consisting of paintings connected to Düsseldorf, Germany
  • The museum’s building was designed for the Jubilee Exhibition in 1923 by Arvid Bjerke and Sigfrid Ericson, inspired by Roman architecture and Swedish 1920s classicism
  • The museum is home to the largest collections of Nordic colourists
  • There are 70,000 works in the Museum’s collection, made up of 4,300 paintings, sculptures, installations and video works, with approximately 61,000 watercolours, drawings and prints, and roughly 900 photographs

The Experience

Permanent Collections

The main collection of art is of international acclaim and showcases work from the 15th century to the present day. These works are mostly from Europe and the United States, with important Nordic pieces on display as well, unique of its kind dating from the turn of the 19th century. Here, you can see the collection of Nordic colourists, including Gothenburg colourists, as well as contemporary Nordic art, Dutch and Flemish paintings from the 17th century, French Impressionism, international Modernism, and Romantic and Academic paintings from the 19th century. Don’t miss the Fürstenberg Gallery, perhaps one of the most significant, and most popular, parts of the museum.

Exhibitions

Visitors can admire Rembrandt's The Conspiracy of Claudius Civilis, showcased in Gothenburg Art Museum until 2nd September 2018. As one of the largest, and most famous, works by the Dutch 17th-century master, it is a unique opportunity to see the light effects and controversial portrayal of the Batavians painted over 350 years ago, loaned from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm.

The Distance - Chiahru Shiota (21 April - 30 September 2018)
For the first time in Sweden, the Gothenburg Museum of Art will host a solo exhibition of internationally-renowned artist Chiharu Shiota, featuring performance art, sculptures and drawings. Well-known for her complex webs of wool yarn, Shiota broke onto the international art scene in 2015. The exhibition mixes photography, drawings and sculpture along with two large-scale interactive installations, created specifically for the Gothenburg Museum of Art. 

Please note: Additional admission - Adults 100 SEK.

The Universal Language: Post - War Abstract Art (13th June - 11th November 2018) Come and discover the power of Post - War abstract art and how it was seen as the universal language during the Second World War through their colour and form. The Universal Language exhibition showcases an array of different art mediums such as drawings, paintings, sculptures, and prints from the collection of Gothenburg Museum of Art. You'll have the honour of being introduced to the works from the likes of the Swedish artists Eddie Figge, Jörgen Fogelquist, Lennart Rodhe, and Ulf Trotzig are shown alongside international names such as Alexander Calder, Lucio Fontana, Roberto Matta, Louise Nevelson, Antonio Saura, Antoni Tàpies, and Mark Tobey.

 

 

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Monday Closed
Tuesday 11.00 - 18.00
Wednesday 11.00 - 20.00
Thursday 11.00 - 18.00
Friday 11.00 - 17.00
Saturday 11.00 - 17.00
Sunday 11.00 - 17.00

Closed:

Jan 1, Mar 30-31, May 1, 6 & 22-23 June, 24-25 & 31 December

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Address:

Götaplatsen 6, 412 56 Göteborg, Sweden

Telephone:

+46 31 368 35 00