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Arts & Museums
The Chinese Pavilion at Drottningholm Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Orignally, it was a birthday gift to Queen Louisa Ulrica by King Adolphus Frederick in 1754. Unfortunately, the original pavilion succumbed to the effects of bad weather. The existing pavilion, which is as beautiful, was built by one of Sweden's leading Rococo architects, CF Adelcrantz, in 1768. The pavilion was once a vacation home for the Royal Family but is now a café open to the general public.
Skulpturens Hus is located at what used to be Alfred Nobel's sulphuric acid factory. In 1998, the factory was converted into a centre for sculptural art. The beautiful sculptures are displayed well and the place is well-worth a visit. Exhibitions of contemporary sculpture are held frequently. There is also a permanent exhibition on the legacy of Alfred Nobel's factory. Once you're done touring the place, head to the restaurant for a quick snack.
Färgfabriken, located at Liljeholmen, is famous for contemporary art and architecture. This venue has a huge exhibition space and is therefore a perfect place to host exhibitions of any kind. The gallery has held a number of exhibitions in the past and has many coming up, check their website for upcoming events.
Södra Galleriet regularly exhibits Swedish, international contemporary art, paintings and sculpture. It presents works of artists from different generations with different forms of expression, which creates a more dynamic atmosphere. There is also a special selection of graphic art.
In 1992, Galleri Metallum won the Golden Chair award for best interior design and it's imaginative use of lighting. The award was given by the Swedish National Interior Design Association. The real attractions in this gallery are the pieces on display—creative and occasionally improbable jewellery sits next to modern, hollow sculptures. The designers use interesting combinations of precious and non-precious metals, glass, diamonds and semi-precious stones in bold forms.
Christina Knall Galleri is located in Södermalm's fashionable main gallery district. Knall, who graduated from the College of Art, Craft and Design in 1971, has been selling her art in her Stockholm gallery. Knall is a prolific painter who uses light and minimal colours in her paintings with her main focus on oil on canvas, water color and graphic art.
Contemporary art gallery Bonniers Konsthall takes up an area of 1890 square meters, of which almost half of the area is exhibition space. This is a non-profit venue, run by The Bonnier family, with the aims of promoting up-and-coming artists and giving established artists the opportunity to display their newest projects. The gallery also houses Café No 19, where they serve first rate lunches and provide free wireless internet.
Sidenväveri Museum (The Silk Weaving Museum) is a family-owned silk mill dating back to 1833. It makes for an interesting museum because it is still occasionally used for its original purpose of silk weaving. The weaving process is on a small-scale and some of the original machines are still in use. The museum also houses a cafe and a small shop where you can buy fine examples of silk, freshly spun in the factory.
Blås & Knåda is a boutique and gallery, and the right place to go if you are interested to see the best and latest in Swedish glass and ceramic crafts. The walls are lined with a fantastic display of mugs, bowls, pots, pitchers and other mysterious forms. The gallery has about 45 contributing members, so there is always an assortment of ideas, styles and forms.
At Grafiska Sällskapet, you will come across the latest trends in Swedish lithographic art. Apart from regular exhibitions, the gallery has an impressive collection of nearly 7,000 prints for sale. To get the latest information on showings and exhibitions, phone the gallery.
Galleri Kontrast has established itself as one of the premier documentary photo galleries in the country. Originally the building was built for a bank with high ceilings and impressive spaces, making it an ideal showcase. This gallery is run by the Photographer's Club of Stockholm, and shows award-winning journalistic photos as well as the stories behind them.
A visit to the Stockholm Museum will help you comprehend the evolution, attitudes, and ideologies of its inhabitants over a period of time. Here you can view various models of the city since the seventeenth century and copies of some of the city's most famous buildings that were destroyed by fire. Stockholm's history is narrated through a wide variety of art, artifacts and informative models. If you wish to conduct an in-depth study on Stockholm, this is just the place for you. Entry is free for everyone.