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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

1.1 – 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, Robert Rauschenberg’s “Monogram” which consists of found objects combined with traditional painting. We will also look more closely at Goerges Adéagbo’s “La naissance de Stockholm..!/The Birth of Stockholm..!” which through vitrine-like boxes interprets historical and contemporary Stockholm.

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 Swedish

  • Tour for visually impaired

Paintings in the Collection

In Swedish

Arthur Jafa, Monster
  • Guided tour

Arthur Jafa

In English

Monogram
  • Guided tour

The Moderna Museet collection

In English

Monogram
  • Guided tour

The Moderna Museet collection

In Swedish

Arthur Jafa, Monster
  • Guided tour

Arthur Jafa

In Swedish

Monogram
  • Guided tour

The Moderna Museet collection

In Swedish

Monogram
  • Guided tour

The Moderna Museet collection

In Swedish

Monogram
  • Guided tour

The Moderna Museet collection

In English

Monogram
  • Guided tour

The Moderna Museet collection

In English