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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Eva Sula (2 months ago)
Interesting museum with very awesome masterpiece from Picasso, Rembrandt, Chagall, van Gogh and many others but also great overview of Swedish and Norwegian artist works. Classics with some contemporary twists. And it's free of charge.
Johanna Kadau (4 months ago)
Please visit this dream of an art Museum! The museum has 5 floors and is easy to walk. Their is a lift too. The backpacks can be stored away in lockers. The museum has a wonderful collection from everything. I saw Rubens, Chagall, Klimt, Money, Munch and a lot of nordic artists. (And so many more!) The installations were so interesting and a well prepared mix to look at for the visitor. There is a restaurant, toilets and a museumshop in the building too.
david mclean (7 months ago)
The whole approach to the museum is wonderful. The library, art decco theater. Then you are greeted by the huge, magnificent fountain with the backdrop of the the grand museum. The staff were lovely and took time to chat to us even though people were waiting. The Duane Michals exhibition was showing. Excellent exhibition of iconic photos of iconics people. Well worth seeing. The next exhibition was a collection art films. Well worth raking the time to absorb each one. Profound and thought provoking especially "the gospels". Then you are into the museums main collection. Eclectic mix of fine art. Loads of Swedish art and beautiful collection of great artists (Monet, Picasso, Renior, Van Gogh) The journey through is well done. We'll worth 6 euro. For 12 euro you can get a museum card admitting you into all Gothenburgs museums for 12 months. Great deal. Great gift shop.
Fabio (8 months ago)
Amazing collection of fine arts, specially Swedish artists oil paintings. One Rembrandt oil painting is a must. Good to go on weekends, not so crowded. A very interesting installation in the basement with elements of Frank Loyd Wright.
MmmChocølate (10 months ago)
Have many greatest artists. Free to store you package and coats, staff also very nice to foreigner. Btw it’s free for students, just take your student card / ISIC here.
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