Gothenburg Museum of Art

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Gothenburg Museum of Art viewed from Götaplatsen

Gothenburg Museum of Art (Swedish: Göteborgs konstmuseum) is located at Götaplatsen in Gothenburg, Sweden. [1]

CollectionsEdit

The museum holds the world's finest collection of late 19th century Nordic art. A highlight is the lavishly decorated Fürstenberg Gallery, named after a leading Gothenburg art donor, Pontus Fürstenberg and his wife Göthilda. Among the artists showcased are P.S. Krøyer, Carl Larsson, Bruno Liljefors, Edvard Munch, and Anders Zorn.[2]

The museum also houses older and contemporary art, both Nordic and international. The collection includes, for example, Monet, Picasso and Rembrandt. The Museum has been awarded three stars in the Michelin Green Guide (Green Guide Scandinavia).[3]

ArchitectureEdit

The museum building was designed for the Gothenburg Exhibition (Jubileumsutställningen i Göteborg) in 1923 by architect Sigfrid Ericson (1879-1958). The eastern extension was added 1966-1968, after drawings by Rune Falk (1926-2007). The museum was originally built in celebration of the city's 300th anniversary, and represents the monumental Neo-Classical style in Nordic architecture. It is built of a yellow brick called ”Gothenburg brick” because of the material's frequent use in the city. The museums forms the imposing end of the main street of the city, Kungsportsavenyn.[4][5]

GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Göteborgs konstmuseum". Avenyföreningen. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  2. ^ "Gothenburg Museum of Art | Gothenburg | Sweden | AFAR". www.afar.com. 2017-10-09. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  3. ^ Lembke, Judi. "The Top Museums in Gothenburg, Sweden". Culture Trip. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  4. ^ "Visit the Museum". Museum of Gothenburg. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  5. ^ "Ericson, Sigfrid (1879-1958)". KulturNav. Retrieved March 1, 2020.

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Coordinates: 57°41′49″N 11°58′48″E / 57.69694°N 11.98000°E / 57.69694; 11.98000