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Nationalmuseum’s exhibitions 2014

Press Release   •   Dec 12, 2013 11:31 GMT

During 2014 Nationalmuseum will have three exhibitions on show in the temporary venue at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts. Except for Hans Gedda & Masters of Darkness there will be an exhibition with masterpieces from the collections on show and one with Russian paintings co-produced with the Russian Museum. Exhibitions in partnership with Swedavia and Kulturhuset Stadsteatern will also be carried out and the collaboration with museums and art galleries across Sweden continues.

Nationalmuseum at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts
Hans Gedda & Masters of Darkness
5 December 2013 – 30 March 2014
A retrospective exhibition of works by Hans Gedda, one of Sweden’s most notable photographers. Portraits of Swedish and international celebrities appear alongside still lifes and semi-documentary images dating from the 1950s to the present day. As a historical counterpoint to Gedda’s imagery, Nationalmuseum’s collection of early 17th-century Caravaggisti is also on display.

15 May – 31 August 2014
Over the summer, a selection of works representing the best of Nationalmuseum will be on show. Among them will be famous works by artists such as Carl Larsson and Anders Zorn, as well as less celebrated gems from the museum’s collection. The exhibition will also include a section dedicated to historical and contemporary self-portraits.

From Tsars to Commissars: Russian and Soviet Painting
2 October 2014 – 11 January 2015
This exhibition, co-produced with the Russian Museum in St Petersburg, will feature a number of prominent works from the museum’s collection. It will offer a rich, multifaceted survey of Russian art history, ranging from early 19th-century classicism via early 20th-century avant-garde to Stalinist-era realism. Many of the featured artists will be on show to Swedish audiences for the first time.

In partnership with Swedavia
Crossing Borders
19 March – 3 August 2014
Stockholm Arlanda Airport
Crossing Borders is the title of an exhibition by Nationalmuseum in Terminal 5 at Stockholm Arlanda Airport opening in spring 2014. The exhibition will feature photographic portraits of internationally celebrated Swedish newsmakers who have challenged and crossed borders in a variety of ways.

Design Exhibition
October 2014 – January 2015
Umeå Airport
Umeå is European Capital of Culture 2014. At the city’s airport, Nationalmuseum will present a select few of the most interesting Swedish design creations of recent years.

In partnership with Kulturhuset Stadsteatern
5 April – 19 October 2014
Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm
This exhibition will highlight the close connections between the baroque era and the present day, placing art and fine craft from baroque times side by side with works by contemporary international artists that deal with similar subject matter and draw on the baroque aesthetic.

In partnership with other museums
The Traveller’s Gaze
2 February 2014 – 15 January 2015
Västerbottens museum, Umeå

A Painted History
22 February – 28 September 2014
Göteborgs konstmuseum, Göteborg

The Four Seasons
8 March – 31 October 2014
Ystads konstmuseum, Ystad

Slow Art
10 May – 13 July 2014
The Swedish Institute in Paris

The Artist’s trade
September 2014 - May 2015
Jönköpings läns museum, Jönköping

Slow Art
September 2014 – January 2015
Länsmuseet Gävleborg, Gävle

Further information

Hanna Tottmar, Press Officer,, +46 767 23 46 32

Jan Davidsz. de Heem, Still Life with Wine, Fruit and Oysters,oil on oak. From the exhibition Baroque at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern.  

Nationalmuseum is Sweden’s premier museum of art and design. The collections comprise older paintings, sculpture, drawings and graphic art, and applied art and design up to the present day. The museum building is currently under renovation and scheduled to open again in 2017. In the meantime, the museum will continue its activities through collaborations, touring exhibitions and a temporary venue at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Fredsgatan 12, Stockholm. Nationalmuseum collaborates with Svenska Dagbladet, Fältman & Malmén and Grand Hôtel Stockholm. For more information visit