Norrköping Art Museum

Norrköping, Sweden

The Norrköping Art Museum history began with a generous donation by Swedish industrialist Pehr Swartz at the beginning of the 20th century. The collection was exhibited in Villa Swartz, where the first public museum and library in Norrköping opened in 1913. In the autumn of 1946 Norrköping Museum was inaugurated at Kristinaplatsen. This modernistic building was designed by architect Kurt von Schmalensee. A sculpture park was established in 1960. Today the park features 15 sculptures. One of the more noteworthy is Spiral åtbörd/Spiral Gesture by Arne Jones in front of the entrance.The collection contains artworks from 18thcentury portraits filled with lace and ruffles to 21st-century installations, video art and photography. A selection is presented on the upper level of the museum where many innovative and noteworthy Swedish artists are represented with major works.

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Founded: 1913
Category: Museums in Sweden
Historical period: Modern and Nonaligned State (Sweden)

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www.norrkoping.se

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4.2/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Mark Matthews (2 years ago)
Stars not related to exhibition but "the experience" offered.
Dag Waldenstroem (2 years ago)
Nice mediumsized museum
Morgan Young (2 years ago)
A perfectly sized collection that you can take your time with. My one complaint is the lack of english within the exhibits. However, I did not ask the reception desk, so it is possible that they have english guidebooks! I’m really not sure. Don‘t take my word for it.
Toth Borbala (2 years ago)
The place is so Swedish! It has style, elegant and still cosy. The temporary exhibition is thought provoking, the own collection is locally adopted best of the world. I loved it.
C M (2 years ago)
Good museum with good exhibits
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