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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Marija Rusaka (2 years ago)
Great experience! This museum has really nice impressionists collection - Claude Monet, Paul Cezanne, Vincent Van Gogh, Mark Chagall! Separate room is dedicated to Pablo Picasso, which have some of his famous works, for example "Family of acrobats with monkey". This art museum have great old European and Scandinavian masters, including Rubens. On the first and second floor you can find some modern art ! Definitely recommend to all!
Efrem Džadžīsaa (2 years ago)
It was really awesome to visit Museum and to see collections of art
Corina C (2 years ago)
Amazing experience! Definitely a must see. Big spaces, great lighting, amazing famous paintings. Contemporary art also, different new exhibits from time to time. Painting, photography and art installations.
Sorin Oancea (2 years ago)
The art collection is one of the finest in Northern Europe with significant Nordic and international artwork. It is easy to stand back admire and enjoy without getting fatigued by the quantity. It's not a vast museum so perfect for a half day for teens.
Connor Tieman (2 years ago)
Nice museum with interesting exhibitions, a good mix of modern and contemporary art. A few show stopping pieces. Admission is well prices and the gift shop is worth checking out.
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