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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Sumalata Sonavane (18 days ago)
Definitely worth a visit! I loved their collection of oil paintings.
Sarah Pemberton (44 days ago)
Good museum! Lots of the usual European big names. We particularly liked the Swedish art and contemporary sculpture collection. There are lockers to store your bags and coats. There is also a nice cafe with sandwiches, snacks and coffee. Great option for a rainy day :)
Elora Gnassi (3 months ago)
Absolutely a must see in Gotheborg. Great collection of paintings from most famous names such us Picasso, Monet and Munch to swedish and Finnish artists too.
Ellie (5 months ago)
The Gothenburg Museum of Art offers such diversity. I absolutely loved it. The museum has 6 floors and it can keep you busy for hours. Young adults and students have a free entrance, adults pay roughly 6 euros.
Shivesh Karan (5 months ago)
Amazing collection a must visit when you are in Gothenburg. Please take your time to see the masterpieces from various Scandinavian artists and others including Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet, Rembrandt and Gauguin. You could spend your whole day here and its very reasonable at just 65 SEK.
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