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June 17, 2018 – May 5 2019
June 17, 2018 – May 5 2019
Six centuries of contemporary art
An exhibition at Nationalmuseum Jamtli, Östersund

Each age has its own art

The new arena for art and design, Nationalmuseum Jamtli in Östersund, was officially opened on Sunday 17 June. The inaugural exhibition offers contemporary art from six centuries, with works by artists including Rembrandt, Rubens, Alexander Roslin, Ulrica Fredrika Pasch, Jenny Nyström and Carl Larsson.

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.

Six centuries of contemporary art will be displayed at Nationalmuseum Jamtli until the middle of 2019, after which it will be replaced by a new exhibition from the Nationalmuseum’s collections.

Discover some highlights of the exhibition "Six Centuries of Contemporary Art"

Nationalmuseum Jamtli

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