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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.

Nationalmuseum to exhibit Swedish art jewellery in Venice

Nationalmuseum to exhibit Swedish art jewellery in Venice

Press Releases   •   Apr 24, 2017 14:00 GMT

The exhibition "Transformations - Six Artists from Sweden" will open on Thursday 11 May at the Museo Palazzo Mocenigo, a Renaissance palace in the center of Venice. The six jewellery artists Tobias Alm, Sara Borgegård Älgå, Hanna Hedman, Catarina Hällzon, Agnes Larsson and Märta Mattsson, will contribute a total of 57 works to this exhibition which will coincide with the 2017 Venice Biennale.

Nationalmuseum presents a new aspect of Dawid’s art at Gripsholm this summer

Nationalmuseum presents a new aspect of Dawid’s art at Gripsholm this summer

Press Releases   •   Apr 18, 2017 13:06 GMT

Men, an exhibition of 49 photographic portraits by Dawid, opens at Gripsholm Castle on 20 May 2017. Most of the portraits are being exhibited for the first time. Dawid is not known for his portraits. Now, with the first full-scale exhibition of these works, visitors have the opportunity to discover a previously unknown aspect of his art.

New acquisition: Eugen Napoleon Neureuther, View of Monte Pincio and the Palazzo Zuccari, Rome

New acquisition: Eugen Napoleon Neureuther, View of Monte Pincio and the Palazzo Zuccari, Rome

Press Releases   •   Apr 13, 2017 07:30 GMT

Nationalmuseum has acquired a Rome cityscape painted in 1837 by German artist Eugen Napoleon Neureuther. Neureuther worked mainly in Munich but toured Italy in 1837–38. This depiction of the view from the bohemian quarter looking towards Monte Pincio dates from his time in Rome.

Nationalmuseum Design in Stockholm bows out with Hundred years of Finnish design

Nationalmuseum Design in Stockholm bows out with Hundred years of Finnish design

Press Releases   •   Mar 30, 2017 08:03 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.

New acquisition: Onkel Adam armchair by Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist

New acquisition: Onkel Adam armchair by Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2017 08:00 GMT

Nationalmuseum has acquired an Onkel Adam armchair, a classic design by Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist, who made her name as a furniture and textile designer for Nordiska Kompaniet and other brands in the 1950s and 60s. Nationalmuseum did not acquire any of her works until 2000, but now another of her more significant creations has joined the museum’s collection.