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New acquisition: Drawing by Italian master Salvator Rosa

New acquisition: Drawing by Italian master Salvator Rosa

Press Releases   •   May 16, 2018 13:20 GMT

Nationalmuseum has acquired a work by one of the foremost Italian artists of the seventeenth century, Salvator Rosa (1615-1673). The work belongs to a distinct and important category within Rosa’s artistic production, his panel drawings. Nationalmuseum is now second only to the Pitti Palace in Florence in having such a distinguished collection of this type of work by the artist.

Nationalmuseum publishes a catalogue of drawings by the Dutch masters

Nationalmuseum publishes a catalogue of drawings by the Dutch masters

Press Releases   •   May 07, 2018 07:05 GMT

Nationalmuseum houses Sweden's largest collection of drawings by the Dutch masters. The collection includes important works by Rembrandt and his pupils, as well as drawings by Abraham Bloemaert, Jan van Goyen, Herman Saftleven, Willem van de Velde, and many others. This richly illustrated catalogue of Dutch master drawings in Swedish public collections is the result of extensive research work.

New acquisition: Mirror ordered by Count Fabian Wrede in the 1690s

New acquisition: Mirror ordered by Count Fabian Wrede in the 1690s

Press Releases   •   Apr 16, 2018 13:00 GMT

A mirror just acquired by Nationalmuseum is among the most magnificent examples of Swedish Baroque ever produced. The ornately carved and gilded frame contains engraved, inset plate glass. The mirror’s unusually well-documented origins go back to the initial order.

New acquisition: Greta Garbo by Edward Steichen

New acquisition: Greta Garbo by Edward Steichen

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2018 15:15 GMT

Nationalmuseum has acquired a portrait of film legend Garbo, produced in 1928 by American photographer Edward Steichen. It was part of an entire series published in Vanity Fair. The portrait is an interesting example of contemporary avant-garde photography involving an extreme close-up.

New acquisition: A 17th century drawing by François Chavueau of Queen Kristina entering Paris in 1656

New acquisition: A 17th century drawing by François Chavueau of Queen Kristina entering Paris in 1656

Press Releases   •   Feb 20, 2018 15:00 GMT

The Nationalmuseum has acquired a drawing by François Chauveau depicting the procession of Queen Kristina’s solemn entry into Paris on 8 September 1656. She was then at the height of her sovereign fame and large crowds of people had gathered on the streets of the city to get a glimpse of the Queen. Until now, the drawing has been part of a private art collection in France.

New acquisition:  The sculpture ”Struggle for existence” by Agnes de Frumerie

New acquisition: The sculpture ”Struggle for existence” by Agnes de Frumerie

Press Releases   •   Jan 16, 2018 14:10 GMT

Nationalmuseum has acquired a piece created by the Swedish sculptor Agnes de Frumerie (1869-1937) in collaboration with the French ceramist Edmond Lachenal (1855-1948). The sculpture, which is a nearly one meter tall relief made of glazed stoneware, depicts a group of people in an arc shaped opening.

New acquisitions:  Before Photography - French genre painting at the beginning of the 19th century

New acquisitions: Before Photography - French genre painting at the beginning of the 19th century

Press Releases   •   Dec 18, 2017 10:45 GMT

Nationalmuseum has acquired three paintings from early 19th century France, by the artists Étienne Bouhot and Charles Marie Bouton. The trio of works reflect the era's fascination with city views and different forms of spatiality. These images of everyday life are utterly unsentimental. Perspective and light are important artistic tools that can be used to create a sense of illusion.

New acquisitions: 18th-century French master drawings

New acquisitions: 18th-century French master drawings

Press Releases   •   Nov 16, 2017 12:00 GMT

Nationalmuseum has acquired three drawings by Edme Bouchardon (1698–1762), François Boucher (1703–70) and Nicolas Bernard Lépicié (1735–84), leading artists of the French 18th century. The works comprise two portraits and a figure study for one of the museum’s most famous paintings, The Triumph of Venus.

Gift honours Crown Princess in 40th birthday year

Gift honours Crown Princess in 40th birthday year

Press Releases   •   Nov 08, 2017 11:00 GMT

To mark the 40th birthday of HRH Crown Princess Victoria, the Friends of Nationalmuseum have presented the National Portrait Collection at Gripsholm Castle with a photographic portrait by Thron Ullberg depicting the princess in one of her favourite settings, the Gustav III Pavilion at Haga.

New acquisitions: French Romantic paintings of Rome

New acquisitions: French Romantic paintings of Rome

Press Releases   •   Oct 17, 2017 12:00 GMT

Nationalmuseum has acquired works by three French Romantic painters who worked in Rome in the early 19th century. The three paintings straddle the boundary of the plein air and vernacular genres. Although based on direct observation of the scene, all three are believed to have been wholly or partially painted in the studio. To varying degrees, figures lend the works a narrative character.

Nationalmuseum acquires Anton Alvarez sculpture

Nationalmuseum acquires Anton Alvarez sculpture

Press Releases   •   Sep 18, 2017 09:00 GMT

Nationalmuseum has added the ceramic sculpture Alphabet Aerobics E–16 by Anton Alvarez to its collection. Alvarez’s art is an ongoing study of how he can create artefacts while liberating himself from the creation process and the expectations and traditions of the world at large.

Nationalmuseum acquires important actor portrait by artist Carl Fredrik von Breda

Nationalmuseum acquires important actor portrait by artist Carl Fredrik von Breda

Press Releases   •   Aug 17, 2017 11:00 GMT

Nationalmuseum has acquired a portrait by Carl Fredrik von Breda of the actor Saint-Ange. It is one of a suite of role portraits depicting members of King Gustav III’s French theatre troupe led by the legendary Jacques Marie Boutet, known as Monvel. Besides being a superb example of Gustavian art, the portrait shows the young von Breda’s skill as a portrait painter in his own right.

Nationalmuseum acquires two Italian scenes by Martinus Rørbye and Constantin Hansen

Nationalmuseum acquires two Italian scenes by Martinus Rørbye and Constantin Hansen

Press Releases   •   Jul 20, 2017 08:30 GMT

Nationalmuseum has acquired two Italian scenes by Danish golden age artists: Loggia on Procida by Martinus Rørbye (1835) and The Temple of Minerva at the Forum Nervae by Constantin Hansen (circa 1840). Each piece in its way represents some of the finest work produced by north European artists on their travels to the south.

New acquisition: Three works by German-Danish artist Louis Gurlitt

New acquisition: Three works by German-Danish artist Louis Gurlitt

Press Releases   •   Jun 26, 2017 11:00 GMT

Nationalmuseum has acquired three works by the German-Danish artist Louis Gurlitt (1812–97), which between them illustrate different aspects of the artist’s diverse oeuvre. Gurlitt studied in Copenhagen and early in his career was considered a promising figure in Danish painting.

Nationalmuseum showcases smart Swedish design at Arlanda airport

Nationalmuseum showcases smart Swedish design at Arlanda airport

Press Releases   •   Jun 19, 2017 09:00 GMT

These are exciting times for the design world. New technology is creating new opportunities, but there are major challenges involved in building a sustainable society. Crossing Borders–Smart Design, an exhibition presented in partnership with Swedavia, showcases products by Swedish designers in the fields of communication, manufacturing and sustainable design. The exhibition opens 28 June.

Invitation to press preview: Hundred Years of Finnish Design - From the Rafaela & Kaj Forsblom Collection

Invitation to press preview: Hundred Years of Finnish Design - From the Rafaela & Kaj Forsblom Collection

Press Releases   •   Jun 08, 2017 09:17 GMT

The burgeoning of design and fine craft in Finland from 1900 to the present day will be the theme of the closing exhibition at Nationalmuseum Design, Nationalmuseum’s temporary space for design-related exhibitions in Stockholm. The exhibition Hundred Years of Finnish Design - From the Rafaela & Kaj Forsblom Collection opens June 20 with a press preview at 10:00 the same morning.

Nationalmuseum’s summer exhibition at Gustavsberg Porcelain Museum celebrates the art of Wilhelm Kåge
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Nationalmuseum in Stockholm will be supported by a new American Friends Foundation

Press Releases   •   Jun 01, 2017 07:00 GMT

Nationalmuseum in Stockholm has a new partner in The American Friends of the Nationalmuseum of Sweden Foundation. The Foundation, which was founded this spring, will promote Nationalmuseum's work through, among other things, support for new acquisitions of art and design.

Göran Persson is this year’s Portrait of Honour

Göran Persson is this year’s Portrait of Honour

Press Releases   •   May 29, 2017 07:00 GMT

On Saturday 3 June, the 2017 Portrait of Honour will be unveiled at Gripsholm Castle. The subject this year is Göran Persson, the Social Democrat politician and former prime minister. The portrait is the work of Olle Hamngren, who has created a dignified painting in an illusionistic style with many levels.

New acquisition: North necklace by Hanna Hedman

New acquisition: North necklace by Hanna Hedman

Press Releases   •   May 09, 2017 09:00 GMT

Nationalmuseum has acquired a necklace created in 2015 by Hanna Hedman (born 1980). North is made from reindeer hide, sheepskin, and reindeer, moose and deer antler. The materials reflect the artist’s Norrbotten connections. Hanna Hedman is also featured in Nationalmuseum’s Transformations exhibition, which opens soon in Venice.