Bildmuseet
Museum / Umea, Sweden

In seven floors of striking architecture Bildmuseet shows exhibitions of international contemporary art, sometimes along with art historical retrospectives. Existential, political and philosophical issues are intrinsic to our program. As visitor you are invited to guided tours, artist talks, lectures, film screenings and other events with free admission. Open workshops inspire creativity. Bildmuseet is a place for experiences, reflection and discussion.

The exhibitions are produced by Bildmuseet in collaboration with artists, museums and universities around the world, and they often attract national and international attention. Bildmuseet has received a Special Commendation from the European Museum of the Year jury , and was among the top candidates for the Swedish Museum of the Year Award as well as for the Council of Europe Museum Prize.

After 30 years at the Gammlia museum area we moved to the new museum building by the shores of the Umeälven River, right next to Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå Institute of Design and Umeå School of Architecture. The new museum building, designed by Henning Larsen Architects in collaboration with White, has been named one of the world’s most beautiful university museums. On May 20th 2017, Bildmuseet celebrated five years at the Umeå Arts Campus.

Anders Sunna (bio), William Kentridge, Cia Ringertz, Kurt Schwitters / Theo van Doesburg, Lundahl & Seitl, John Akomfrah, Thilo Frank, Sara Lundberg, Amar Kanwar
Bildmuseet
Museum / Umea, Sweden

In seven floors of striking architecture Bildmuseet shows exhibitions of international contemporary art, sometimes along with art historical retrospectives. Existential, political and philosophical issues are intrinsic to our program. As visitor you are invited to guided tours, artist talks, lectures, film screenings and other events with free admission. Open workshops inspire creativity. Bildmuseet is a place for experiences, reflection and discussion.

The exhibitions are produced by Bildmuseet in collaboration with artists, museums and universities around the world, and they often attract national and international attention. Bildmuseet has received a Special Commendation from the European Museum of the Year jury , and was among the top candidates for the Swedish Museum of the Year Award as well as for the Council of Europe Museum Prize.

After 30 years at the Gammlia museum area we moved to the new museum building by the shores of the Umeälven River, right next to Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå Institute of Design and Umeå School of Architecture. The new museum building, designed by Henning Larsen Architects in collaboration with White, has been named one of the world’s most beautiful university museums. On May 20th 2017, Bildmuseet celebrated five years at the Umeå Arts Campus.

Anders Sunna (bio), William Kentridge, Cia Ringertz, Kurt Schwitters / Theo van Doesburg, Lundahl & Seitl, John Akomfrah, Thilo Frank, Sara Lundberg, Amar Kanwar
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