The exhibition was on display from June 2018 to May 2019 at Nationalmuseum Jamtli, Östersund.
Each age has its own art, which at that particular time is the latest, most spectacular and most modern. This exhibition takes us on a journey into contemporary art from the 16th century until the present day.
Along an imagined time line, we follow the major elements of European art history. Thematic digressions broaden and deepen the perspective. We are given an insight into what influenced art at various time, as well as who and why. There is a total of around 180 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and handicraft and design artefacts. They recount our history over six centuries.
The pieces of art in the exhibition are all key works in the Nationalmuseum’s collections. This is the first time that such a significant part of Sweden’s national art and design collection will be on display outside Stockholm.
Discover some highlights of the exhibition "Six Centuries of Contemporary Art"
Nationalmuseum Jamtli is a new arena for art and design experiences in Östersund. It offers a combination of Jamtli’s award-winning educational approach with the Nationalmuseum’s unique collections and knowledge. The art museum building has been built next to the Jamtli museum and was designed by Henning Larsen Architects in Denmark. Nationalmuseum Jamtli opened on June 17, 2018.
Find out more at Jamtli’s website to plan your visit