Since I just wrote about the museum ArkDes and mentioned that it shares the same main entrance with another museum… I might as well write something about them as well. I am speaking about Stockholm’s main museum of contemporary art: Moderna Museet. Both museums are located on the island of Skeppsholmen in Stockholm harbor.

This article will be more of an overall view of the museum, with a special look at their main collection, as I have written many articles over the years regarding temporary exhibitions. When I visited ArkDes with friends last week, we took advantage of the free admission to Moderna’s collection and visited that as well. It was nice to just stroll through the beautiful rooms and soak up the great art.

I have visited their collection many, many times. I usually make sure to walk through the rooms when I am at Moderna to see a temporary exhibition. And what is great is that there are always new pieces to see on each visit. This is because Moderna has over 140,000 pieces of art in their extensive collection and regularly rotate what is being shown.

From Gauguin to Warhol, from Picasso to new and exciting artists… there is something for every art lover. This includes several Swedish contemporary artists which might be of special interest to international visitors. You also have many different mediums represented, like painting, sculpture, photography and installations. You can always check what is being shown by visiting their website.

Besides their collection, Moderna also always has temporary exhibitions going on. Usually, at least, two a season. Click here to see their current and upcoming exhibitions. The easiest way to get to Moderna Museet from the Hotel Rival is to take the Djurgård ferry from nearby Gamla Stan. Just make sure you inform them that you wish to go to Skeppsholmen and not Djurgården (sometimes they make this stop only upon request). If you are in the downtown area, you can just walk across the bridge Skeppsholmsbron.

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