OLOF SAGER-NELSON and his Contemporaries
Anywhere Out of the World
19 September 2015–24 January 2016

Olof Sager-Nelson, Head of a Girl II. Photo: Nationalmuseum, Stockholm.

The turn of the 20th century heralded an epoch of great upheaval in which industrialisation, modernity and science left little room for the mystery of being human. This provoked many artists to explore the darker side of life; dreams, melancholy, ecstasy and death. In this exhibition, we encounter the Swedish painter Olof Sager-Nelson (1868–1896) and his contemporaries. Best known for his soulful portraits, Sager-Nelson is regarded as one of Sweden’s few symbolists. Through various kinds of portraits, the exhibitions explores previously neglected relationships and meetings between familiar and forgotten artists.

EMIL NOLDE – Colour Storms
3 October 2015–17 January 2016

Emil Nolde, High Sea - Troubled Clouds, 1948. © Nolde Stiftung Seebüll

During the autumn the Gothenburg Museum of Art presents a colourful retrospective of the work of German expressionist Emil Nolde, one of the foremost colourists of the 20th century. The exhibition features around 90 of the artist's most expressive oil paintings, watercolours and graphic prints. Among the works shown are landscapes, depictions of Berlin nightlife, garden motifs and a selection of his "Ungemalte Bilder" ("Unpainted Pictures"), which derive from the period of World War II, when Nolde, despite his National Socialist sympathies, was forbidden from exhibiting or selling his art. Today, Emil Nolde is considered one of the classic modernist artists. Few artists have explored the possibilities of colour as a mode of expression in as fascinating a way.


Senast uppdaterad 2015-11-03


Upcoming activities

Autumn programme 2015

My Art School
Every second Wednesday
Welcome to creative evenings!
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your artistic sides, be introduced
to various techniques and receive
practical tips.
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Opening Hours

Tuesday 11-18, Wednesday 11-20, 
Thursday 11-18, Friday-Sunday and 
holidays 11-17. Monday closed.

The museum is closed on: Good Friday, 
Easter Saturday, 1 May, 6 June, 
Midsummer Eve, Midsummer Day, 
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, 
New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.


Adults: 40 SEK
The exhibition Olof Sager-Nelson and
his contemporaries and Emil Nolde
140 SEK
(Olof Sager-Nelson 60 SEK

Emil Nolde 100 SEK)

Children and youths up to 25 years: 
free admittance. Groups (minimum 
10 persons) SEK 10 discount/person. 


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