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 ICEHOTEL is an annual art project and the world’s first and largest hotel made of ice and snow located in Jukkasjärvi in northern Sweden, 200 km north of the Arctic Circle. ICEHOTEL rises in a new shape every winter and then melts away in the spring.

ICEHOTEL is a pioneer in ice art and in 2014 it has been 25 years since they built the world’s first hotel made of ice and snow. One of the core objectives at ICEHOTEL since the start has been experimenting and developing experiences and art with natural materials – mainly with ice and snow, but also with magnetite and wood.

www.icehotel.com

 

The Gothenburg Museum of Art (Göteborgs konstmuseum) is considered to have the world’s finest collection of turn-of-the-century Nordic art (three stars in the Michelin Green Guide.) The museum is at the top of Avenyn, on Götaplatsen. The entrance hall also houses the Hasselblad Centre for Photographic Art.

http://konstmuseum.goteborg.se/

 

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Photo: The mansion at Waldemarsudde/Kjell Renblad

Waldemarsudde is the former home of the art prince Eugene, brother of King Gustav V (1907-1950). Prince Eugene was a talented artist, but he also collected art from other famous artists, mostly from the Nordic countries. He was a good friend of both Anders Zorn and Carl Larsson, two of Sweden’s most international famous artists. His home and collections were donated to the government after his death in 1947 and has been open for visitors since 1948. www.waldemarsudde.se

 

 

 

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The Gothenburg Museum of Art (Göteborgs konstmuseum) is considered to have the world’s finest collection of turn-of-the-century Nordic art. The museum is at the top of Avenyn, on Götaplatsen. The entrance hall also houses the Hasselblad Centre for Photographic Art. http://konstmuseum.goteborg.se/

 Interested in design? Röhsska Museumof Fashion, Design and Decorative Arts (Röhsska museet) is on Vasagatan, close to Avenyn. There are temporary exhibitions of work by the best Scandinavian designers. There is also the history of design from 1851 to the present day.

 http://rohsska.se/

www.goteborg.com

 

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Carl Milles was one of the 20th century’s greatest Swedish sculptors. From 1931 he lives and worked in the US for 20 years where he became a prolific monumental sculptor.

His home in Stockholm on the island of Lidingo is today a museum and sculpture park where you can see his originals and replicas of his work.

 

Can we stop the time? Freeze the moment? Make history live? The Hallwyl Museum does just that!  It’s the private palace of the Countess Wilhelmina von Hallwyl, an intrepid 19th Century traveler, housing her immense and eclectic collection of objects acquired on her travels against a background of period furniture and rooms virtually unchanged in over a hundred years. A visit to the museum is therefore like moving back and entering a bygone time.

http://hallwylskamuseet.se/en

 

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For all art lovers: http://www.konsthall.malmo.se/o.o.i.s/2741

Photo: Annika Benjes

Photo: Bob Benjes

From the Absolut art collection at Spritmuseet, Stockholm.

http://spritmuseum.se/en

If you thought Ikea was the pinnacle of Swedish creativity, a wander around the fin-de-siècle Art Nouveau architecture of Gothenburg will make you think again.  While you´re there, head to the Röhsska Museum for displays of Scandinavian design classics, especially 20th-century modernist furniture. Swedes have shown their class on canvas, too, notably the Art Nouveau paintings of Carl Larsson and more modern watercolors at the Nordic Watercolor Museum on Tjörn Island. Gothenburg is also known for its many independent design and clothes stores.

http://www.goteborg.com/en/Do/s/EventGuide/View/Museums/Rohsska_museet_5319

www.goteborg.com

 

Photo: Göran Assner/imagebank.sweden.se