It would be impossible to show all the 140,000 works in The Collection at once, so we regularly change the art in our exhibition rooms. This means that you might see something different on each visit.
A Room of One’s Own
Welcome to a room for works rooted in the history of feminism and female artists. In this gallery, which has taken its name from Virginia Woolf’s groundbreaking essay from 1929, you will almost exclusively find works by Swedish female 20th-century artists such as Siri Derkert, Anna Riwkin, Hilma af Klint and Sigrid Hjertén. There are contemporary works as well by Kajsa Dahlberg and Charlotte Johannesson as well.
Read the introduction to the room: A Room of One’s Own
What psychoanalysis calls das Unheimliche is literally the ”unhomely”, or in English the uncanny. To thinkers from Sigmund Freud to Julia Kristeva, the uncanny addresses what is strangely familiar: when what is well known and safe turns into something deeply ambiguous that provokes fear and disgust.
Read the introduction to the room ”Strangely Familiar”, and three other galleries: Four galleries of contemporary art
New Ways of Seeing & Travels in Time and Space
Join us in an exploration of the early 1900s. In the room titled “Travels in Time and Space”, you will encounter photography and painting by artists who experimented with new shapes, colours, and motifs after experiencing art in Alger, Tangier, Cairo, and Constantinople.
In the next room, “New Ways of Seeing”, photography is presented in a dialogue with radical, Cubist works by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. Read the texts found in the rooms.
Read the introductions to the rooms: New Ways of Seeing & Travels in Time and Space
Spheres of Abstraction
This room presents a few of the artists who, in different places and with different intentions, developed an abstract formal imagery in the first decades of the 20th century. Some saw geometric shapes as a way of liberating art from its task of depicting the world. Others chose abstraction to try to portray a spiritual universe, or to render the impressions of movement and speed that appeared in modern cities.
Read the introductions to the rooms: Spheres of Abstraction & Realism and Pure-Hearted Poetry
Free admission to the Moderna Museet collection.
Welcome to visit the museum with you school class! To avoid double bookings for guided tours, please contact our booking office in good time and notify us of the date of your visit. E-mail: booking office
Free admission to the museum for:
- School classes with pupils under the age 18 (with a teacher)
- Accompanying teachers and assistants
Book a guided tour or workshop
Combine your museum visit with a guided tour or an inspiring workshop session. We have different workshops for pupils 13 years and older, and 4–12 years old.
Read more about school visits: School
The Moderna Museet Collection in easy Swedish
You can download Om Moderna Museet och några av våra konstverk (pdf), a folder in easy Swedish. This 40-page publication tells you about The Collection, from Hilma af Klint’s exciting painting The Swan, to Soviet propaganda posters.
The outdoor collection
Maybe you have come to Skeppsholmen on a Monday and discovered that Moderna Museet was closed? Or perhaps you just feel like taking a walk in the beautiful surroundings. Whatever the reason, you don’t have to be without art on your way.