Moderna Museet has one of Europe’s finest collections of modern and contemporary art, including key works by Henri Matisse, Niki de Saint Phalle and Salvador Dalí. The collection covers paintings, sculptures, installations, films, videos, drawings and prints by Swedish and international artists from the 20th and 21st centuries. It also includes photography and photobased art from the 1840s up until today.
Every Friday 6-8 pm, admission is free to the collection on Floor 4. The exhibitions on Floor 2 are closed from 6 pm.
Historic donation to the Moderna Museet (26 February 2014)
The Moderna Museet has the great pleasure in announcing that the collection has received a magnificent donation of modern classics. The gift was made in accordance with Elisabeth “Peggy” Bonnier’s last will and comprises eight works: paintings by Jean Fautrier, Juan Gris, Paul Klee and Pablo Picasso, and sculptures by Henri Laurens and Jean Fautrier.
The presentation of the Moderna Museet collection is rehung regularly. The first part, From Early Modernism to the 1940s, presents works from early modernism, featuring Edvard Munch and Wassily Kandinsky, followed by Vera Nilsson, Sven X:et Erixson and other artists who were active in the Interwar period.
The middle section, From the Post- War Era to the 1970s, spans from expressionism to pop art, with artists such as Francis Bacon, Yves Klein and Henri Matisse. Here you will also find one of Moderna Museet’s most famous works, Robert Rauschenberg’s Monogram.
The final section, From Minimalism to Contemporary Art, includes iconic works by Donald Judd and Eva Hesse, photos by Barbara Kruger and the painterly Bach Suite by Gerhard Richter.
Surrealism & Duchamp is Moderna Museet’s instalment in the dialogue between Duchamp and other artists in the Museum’s outstanding collection. 1920s and 1930s surrealism is one of the principal movements in modernist art and literature. Surrealism & Duchamp
Willem de Kooning
Figure in Marsh Landscape, 1966
© Willem de Kooning/BUS 2012
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