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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 2019

Stockholm

Learn more about art! Join a tour as one of our dedicated guides talk about the art and the artists. Here you find information on all of our guided tours.

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.

Highlighting…

This 20-minute tour highlights one single artist. Every Thursday at 17.00, we focus on a different oeuvre! This spring we will take a closer look at artists such as Cindy Sherman, Hilma af Klint, Sam Francis, Yayoi Kusama, Henri Matisse, and the Japanese Gutai Group, together with one of our specialist art educators.

The Collection belongs to you and me

Join in on an exclusive thirty-minute guided tour with our curators, conservators and other experts, as they tell us more about some of the works of art currently on show in the presentation of the collection.

The Swedish people own Moderna Museet, so the art in the collection belongs to us all. That’s why admission is free to the presentation of our collection and to most of our temporary exhibitions.

An artist and a woman

Have you heard of Judy Chicago? Join us for a tour and learn more about her and other artists, including Hilma af KIint, Atsuko Tanaka, Lee Lozano and Sturtevant. The tour highlights artists who have not received the attention they deserve in art history.

Photography and art

Photography has not always been exhibited alongside painting, sculpture and drawing. In 1998, Moderna Museet got a new museum building, and since then all art forms are shown together. How did it all start? Learn how photography became art! Join this tour of photo-based art by Cindy Sherman, Jeff Wall, Candida Höfer, Annika von Hausswolff and other artists.

The tour starts with a look at works by Diane Arbus, a photographer who has had a huge influence on contemporary art and photography. In her comparatively short career, Diane Arbus developed a profoundly personal style of portraiture.

Collage and assemblage

Join us for this guided tour and see 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. We will also explore contemporary collage and assemblage.

The word collage is French and means to glue together. This medium was used by the early cubists, dada artists and surrealists, Various techniques and materials are often mixed. What can collage be like today? 

The art we love and hate

Over the years, several works in our collection that were severely criticised have come to be among the most popular. Join us for a guided tour where you will learn more about how the Museum bought Robert Rauschenberg’s “Monogram”, which provoked strong reactions and became known as “The Goat”. Hear the story of how Niki de Saint Phalle’s colourful sculptures had to be moved from their original place near the bridge abutment on Skeppsholmen to the green hill further in on the island.

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

Welcome to Moderna Museet’s guided tours for the visually impaired!  Our audio described tours are held by the Museum’s art educators. Together, we experience art at really close range. Each tour focuses on a particular work or artist.

We meet at the information desk at entrance level before the tour. Guided tours are free and do not require advance booking. Dates, times and themes for audio described tours are listed in the calendar. You can also request an audio described tour in advance: send an e-mail to the booking

In Swedish only.

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

Monogram
  • Guided tour

The Moderna Museet collection

In Arabic

Monogram
  • Guided tour

The Moderna Museet collection

In Swedish

Monogram
  • Guided tour

The Moderna Museet collection

In Swedish

  • Guided tour

Sharon Hayes

In Swedish

Monogram
  • Guided tour

The Moderna Museet collection

In Swedish

Sculpture
  • Guided tour

Highlighting Pablo Picasso

In Swedish

Monogram
  • Guided tour

The Moderna Museet collection

In English

Monogram
  • Guided tour

The Moderna Museet collection

In Spanish

Monogram
  • Guided tour

The Moderna Museet collection

In Swedish

  • Guided tour

Sharon Hayes

In Swedish