Swedish Art at the Millesgården

February 20, 2013 by

Things To Do, Tours & Activities

One of the beautiful sculptures which can be found at Millesgarden. Photo courtesy of dr_tr via Flickr Creative Commons.

Spend an afternoon getting lost inside Stockholm’s Millesgården. Part art museum, part sculpture garden, its easy to get caught up in the world of famous sculptor Carl Milles and the other art housed here. Located on the island of Lidingö, the house-turned museum and accompanying grounds feature rotating exhibitions and permanent work from Milles.

The land for the museum was purchased in 1906 by Mills and within two years, he had a home and studio constructed. Less than three decades later, the artist and his wife, Olga, opened Millesgarden to the public. Today, the museum is run by the foundation the couple created, Carl and Olga Milles Lidingöhem Foundation.

Considered one of the country’s top tourist attractions, today the museum is open year-round and attracts thousands to view the art there. During high season (mid-May through the end of September), the museum is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. In the low season (beginning of October through the end of April), the museum is open every Tuesday – Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free with the Stockholm Card.

 

Diana Edelman

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