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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

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, from themed tours to tours for visually impaired. Welcome!

A guided tour is about 30-45 minutes long and is held by a guide who leads the group through the exhibition and talks about the artists and the artworks. There are guided tours of the art in the museum everyday led by one of our knowledgeable guides. Tours are held in a variety of languages and most of them are free. You don’t have to register in advance. You find dates, times, themes and languages in the calendar.

Book a guided tour for your own group of students, friends, colleagues or club, when it suits you! Read more: Book a guided tour

Welcome!

Guided Tours

Tours of temporary exhibitions

There are guided tours of the exhibitions in the museum everyday led by one of our knowledgeable guides. There is no charge for the guided tours and there is no need to register in advance. All exhibitions dates, times, and languages can be found in the calendar.

Tours of the collection

Immerse yourself in our large, rich art collection based on different themes! There is no charge for the tours and there is no need to register in advance. All dates, times, themes and languages can be found in the calendar. Choose between different tours:

Highlighting…

This 20-minute tour highlights one single artist. Every Thursday at 12.00 noon, we focus on a different oeuvre! 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.

Dates, times, themes and languages can be found in the calendar.

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.

Dates, times, themes and languages can be found in the calendar.

A collection of stories

We will view the museum’s collection of art ranging from the beginning of the 18th century up until today. The collection is presented both chronologically and thematically. You can see Henri Matisse’s Moroccan landscapes, Pablo Picasso’s early Cubist works, Sigrid Hjerten’s powerful paintings and Siri Derkert’s drawings in concrete, as well as, other works of art. Encounter Hilma af Klint’s abstract artworks from 1915 and contemporary art by artists such as Alex Israel and Cindy Sherman.

Dates, times, themes and languages can be found in the calendar.

On Stage

Towards the end of the 1960s, many artists were working with themes such as consumerism critique, liberation, sexuality, and celebrity culture. We will take a look at artworks by Yayoi Kusama, Cindy Sherman, Samuel Fosso, Andy Warhol, and Thomas Baylre.

Dates, times, themes and languages can be found in the calendar.

Layers of time

We will view artworks that touch on experiences of time, memory and materiality. Adrián Villar Rojas highlights decaying nature and muted artifacts on a bright white podium. Klara Lidén removes advertisement posters from all around the city, bundles them together and glues an empty white poster on top.

Dates, times, themes and languages can be found in the calendar.

Travels in Time and Space

See Pascal Sébah’s photographs of the pyramids, Henri Matisse’s Moroccan landscapes, Ivan Aguéli’s Egyptian paintings, and much more. Paris was not the only destination which artists and photographers travelled to  in the 20th century to get inspiration, meet colleagues and exchange ideas. They also travelled to cities like Algiers, Tangier, Cairo and Constantinople which motivated them to experiment with new shapes, colours and motifs.

Dates, times, themes and languages can be found in the calendar.

Abstraction, Spirituality and Movement

In this guided tour you will encounter artists who in various locations and with disparate ideas developed abstract styles. Wassily Kandinsky, Alexandra Ekster, Kazimir Malevich are some of the artist who in various ways explored invisible realities. At the beginning of the last century there was great interest in the spiritual, not least with Hilma af Klint and the group The Five. This era also coincides with the development of modern physics, the discovery of the X-ray and new scientific theories.

Dates, times, themes and languages can be found in the calendar.

A Room of One’s Own

The Author Virginia Woolf’s essay “ A Room of One’s Own” (1921) is written by a woman for women – male readers are forced to read through a woman’s gaze. Reader’s reactions to the essay are found in notes written in the library’s copies of Woolf’s book which the artist Kajsa Dahlberg has photocopied. Together with works by Tyra Lundgren, Siri Derkert, Charlotte Johannesson among others, this thematic tour highlights the work of women artists which largely have been rejected by the male dominated art world.

Dates, times, themes and languages can be found in the calendar.

Photography and Art

Photography has not always been displayed side by side with paintings, sculptures and drawings. Come along on a thematic tour which focuses on how photography became art, from G Félix T Nadar’s photographs of Paris from a hot air balloon in the 1880’s to contemporary artists such as Emily Jacir, who uses photographs as an element in her artworks.

Dates, times, themes and languages can be found in the calendar.

Collage and Assemblage

Collage was used by early Cubists, Dadaists and Surrealists who mixed various techniques and objects in their artworks. In assemblages they added found, three dimensional objects. On the tour we will see, among others, ”African Stand” by David Hammons and works by Meret Oppenheim, Frida Orupabo and Öyvind Fahlström. We will also look more closely at Robert Rauschenberg’s “Monogram” which consists of found objects, such as a goat with paint and a rubber tire, combined with traditional painting.

Dates, times, themes and languages can be found in the calendar.

Frida Orupabo, Untitled, 2019 © Frida Orupabo. Photo: Prallan Allsten/Moderna Museet

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. A tour focuses on a particular exhibition, work or artist.

Please request an audio described tour in advance: send an e-mail to the booking. Free of charge. For 3–15 persons.

In Swedish only.

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

  • Guided tour

CANCELLED Layers of time

In Swedish

  • Guided tour

CANCELLED Walid Raad: Let’s be honest, the weather helped

In Swedish

  • Guided tour

CANCELLED Walid Raad: Let’s be honest, the weather helped

In Swedish

  • Guided tour

CANCELLED John Baldessari with curator Matilda Olof-Ors

In Swedish

  • Guided tour

CANCELLED A Room of One’s Own

In Swedish

  • Guided tour

CANCELLED Highlighting Robert Rauschenberg

In Swedish

Tora Vega Holmström, Främlingar
  • Guided tour

CANCELLED Travels in Time and Space

In English

Monogram
  • Guided tour

CANCELLED The Moderna Museet collection

In French

  • Guided tour

CANCELLED Abstraction, spirituality and movement

In Swedish

  • Guided tour

CANCELLED Walid Raad: Let’s be honest, the weather helped

In English, In Swedish