An artful autumn


Are you an art lover? Congratulations! Malmö has a solid reputation for being a vigorous and thriving art scene and the city’s museums hold treasures for all tastes. Step inside and explore.

Founded in 1841 the Malmö Art Museum, located within the Malmö Castle, is one of the Scandinavia’s leading art museums. With some 40 000 artworks, it holds one of the largest art collections in Sweden. The new, permanent exhibition The Collection presents a cross section of the history of art. It has received a lot of praise for the way it approaches art history not as a singular progress, but rather as a multitude of stories, nuances, and perspectives – many of which have been forgotten or made invisible. A must-see for anyone keen on Nordic art history!

Close to the Triangeln mall is Malmö Konsthall. To visit it is a walk straight into art. Until January 15 it shows one of its largest group exhibitions in later years, focusing on Malmö-based artists and the city’s dynamic art scene. In the City Grows a Field contains works by 50 artists, showcasing many expressions and techniques. It reflects art’s tenacity and integrity and the collective forces that create unique conditions for artists to work here. After the opening, Swedish state television’s art news concluded: “This exhibition proves that art has the explosive power to transform a sleepy industrial town into a dynamic art metropolis. Brilliant!” (Want to grab a bite afterwards? The SMAK restaurant, within the Konsthall, is a foodie favourite!)

Located in a converted industrial building from 1901, beautiful Moderna Museet Malmö is Swedens’ only subsidiary to the stately owned Moderna Museet in Stockholm. With an independent exhibition programme, in collaboration with Stockholm, this high-quality museum shows contemporary art’s most important artists and modern classics. The 2022 collection exhibition (-> Jan. 29), entitled Conditioned Movement, examines universal and existential themes such as time, movement and materiality in relation to museum conservation work. It features several rarely shown works dating from the middle of the 19th century to today, presenting them in new dialogues.

An artful autumn