Gothenburg Museum of Art

Gothenburg, Sweden

The Göteborg Museum of Art at Götaplatsen, Gothenburg, is renowned for its collection of Nordic art from around the close of the 19th century. A must see is the lavishly decorated Fürstenberg Gallery, named after a leading Gothenburg art donor, Pontus Fürstenberg and his wife Göthilda. Among the artists showcased one can mention Carl Larsson, Anders Zorn, and P.S. Kröyer.

The museum also houses older and contemporary art, both Nordic and international. The Museum has been awarded three stars in the Michelin Guide (Green Guide Scandinavia).

The museum building was created for the international exhibition in Gothenburg 1923 by architect Sigfrid Ericson, celebrating the city's 300th anniversary, and represents the monumental Neo-Classical style in Nordic architecture. It is built of a yellow brick called ”Gothenburg brick” because of the materials frequent use in the city. The museums forms the imposing end of the main street of the city, Kungsportsavenyn.

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Founded: 1923
Category: Museums in Sweden
Historical period: Modern and Nonaligned State (Sweden)

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4.5/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Caner Yeniyurt (5 months ago)
It was free for students. Quite big as well, Irecommend at least an hour to visit. There is a table tennis in the second floor, never seen such thing before. For my humble opinion it is better than its counteroqrt in stockholm. Worth to visit
lucie bednářová (6 months ago)
Nice museum of art where you can wonder among the works of famous artists . If you are student don’t forget your student card :)
Nicolas Guillevic (7 months ago)
Nice museum with a wonderful collection. I loved my experience there because I discovered the Swedish colourism.
* S * (7 months ago)
Very nice place to enjoy artworks and paintings by many maestros, learning more about Scandinavian painters, very impressive. And got chance to see the paintings by Edvard Munch as well. Lucky me!
solomon wekesa (7 months ago)
An amazing destination. Gallery that narrates the evolution of arts in from several centuries ago, motivations of the artists, lines of thinking, values. Gift shop has some very heart warming books to buy for that little friend you left at home. Highly recommend it
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