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Guide with audience in front of paintings during a tour at Moderna Museet.

Guided tour at Moderna Museet. Photo: Åsa Lundén/Moderna Museet

Guided art tours

11.12 2017 – 31.12 2018

Stockholm

Learn more about art! Join a tour as one of our dedicated guides talk about the art and the artists.

We have guided tours in different languages every week. You don’t have to register in advance. You find dates, times, themes and language in the calendar. Welcome!

Themed Tours

Immerse yourself in our large, rich art collection based on different themes! There is no charge for the themed tours and there is no need to register in advance. All dates and current themes can be found in the calendar. In Swedish.

Focus on…

In this themed tour we take a closer look at one artist in the collection. The guided tour is about 20–30 minutes and we explore a new artist every tour.

Movement in art: from 1910’s to today

How have artists represented movement in art over the past century? We look at art from different periods, to see how movement is portrayed – from physical mobility to ideological social movements.

The works include Marcel Duchamp’s famous Bicycle Wheel and Niki de Saint Phalle’s Shooting Pictures. The Japanese Gutai group show movement and force by activating their own bodies. What happens when fabric is set in motion and becomes art? We peek inside the “head and heart” of Olafur Eliasson in his Model Room from 2003. Julia Peirone has captured young women moving and falling in photos such as Golden Sunset – what can they tell us about our time?

This thematical guided tour has been named after the legendary exhibition Movement in Art at Moderna Museet in 1961.

Collage: from the 1910’s to today

We study works by artists in the collection who have used collage techniques in various ways. The word collage is French and means to glue together. This medium was used by the early cubists, dada artists and surrealists, often mixing various techniques and materials. What can collage be like today?

Join us for this guided tour and see works such as Henri Matisse’s monumental collage Apollo from 1953, Siri Derkert’s collage from the 1960s with plastic as her main material, and Lee Bontecou’s assemblage of found textiles and metal objects. Other artists who worked with collages include Kjartan Slettemark, who made sculpture assemblages with materials such as plastic early in his career.

Artist and Woman 1915–2015

Are you familiar with Ljubov Popova? Perhaps not. If you join us for this tour then you will be. This guided tour highlights artists and their artistry that via art history may not always receive the attention they deserve. Learn about artists as Sigrid Hjertén, Hilma af Klint, Aleksandra Ekster, Atsuko Tanaka, Niki de Saint Phalle, Louise Bourgeois and many others.

Photography and Art: photo-based art from the 1980s to today

Learn more about how photography became art! When Moderna Museet got its new premises in 1998, the Museum started showing photography together with painting, sculpture and drawing. Until then, photography had been exhibited in a separate department: Fotografiska museet. This exhibition starts with the 1980s, when many photographic artists switched from black-and-white to colour and larger formats. We look at photo-based art by Cindy Sherman, Nan Goldin, Francesca Woodman, Julia Peirone, and Jeff Wall.

Baby tours and workshop

Guided baby tours at a slow pace for adults with infants aged 0–15 months. Tour the galleries and paint with your baby in the Workshop.

Limited availability. Tickets for the baby tours are purchased via Tickster. The ticket applies to an adult with children in a stroller and gives admission to the exhibitions at the museum. No discount for members of the Friends of Moderna Museet or students.

In Swedish only.

You find baby tour dates, times and themes in the calendar.

Tours for the family: Welcome to Family Sunday!

Bring the whole family for a tour and workshop and spend your Sunday with us. Tickets available at the information desk the same day. Limited availability, no pre-booking

Tours for visually impaired

Welcomes to our guided tours for visually impaired where you have the opportunity to explore some of the sculptures with your hands. We will meet at the information desk on the 1st floor. No booking required. In Swedish only. You find dates, times and themes in the calendar.

Tours for everyone in group living facilities and daycare centres

We study an artwork in the exhibition before moving on to the Workshop where we paint and sculpture. We will meet at the information desk on the 1st floor. Pre-booking not necessary. In Swedish only. You find dates, times and themes in the calendar.

Outdoor sculptures

A guide to Moderna Museet’s outdoor sculptures – a real treasure map. Download the map. (pdf)

Book a guided tour

You can also book a guided tour for your students, friends, colleagues or club. Here you find the details on how to book: book a guided tour

Calendar events

Venezia, 1915
  • Guided tour

Artist and Woman in 1915–2015

In Swedish

My Monster
  • Guided tour

Focus on Niki de Saint Phalle

In Swedish

Apollon
  • Guided tour

Daniel Birnbaum in conversation with Staffan Ahrenberg on Henri Matisse’s Apollon

In Swedish

  • Guided tour

The Moderna Exhibition 2018

In English

  • Guided tour

The Moderna Exhibition 2018

In Spanish

Venezia, 1915
  • Guided tour

Artist and Woman in 1915–2015

In Swedish

  • Guided tour

The Moderna Exhibition 2018

In Swedish

  • Guided tour

The Moderna Exhibition 2018

In Swedish

  • Guided tour

About Art in a Synthetic Age

In Swedish

Smile as if we have already won
  • Guided tour

Collage from 1910 to today

In Swedish