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Contemporary art at Moderna Museet, Malmö
Contemporary art at Moderna museet in Malmö, Skåne.
Photo credit: Moderna Museet

Moderna Museet in Malmö

Looking for contemporary art in Malmö? Moderna Museet exhibits art by some of the of the most prominent international and Swedish artists in one of Malmö’s most beautiful buildings.

Moderna Museet is Sweden’s leading museum for contemporary art. The main museum is based in Stockholm, but a filial was opened in Malmö in 2009. 

Moderna Museet in Malmö comprises art collections from the start of the 20th century and onwards. The art exhibitions are ever changing, but always with high-quality modern and contemporary art by some of the most important artists of our times. As if that wasn’t enough, Moderna Museet is housed in one of Malmö’s most beautiful buildings – an old power station designed by Swedish architect John Smedberg in 1901. A modern orange part has been attached to the original building, designed by Tham & Videgård Hansson, creating an interesting combination of Swedish architecture designed more than 100 years apart.


Moderna Museet is one of Europe’s leading museums of modern and contemporary art, with a collection of high international standing. Malmö has one of the most beautiful exhibition spaces in Sweden. An inquiry came from the City of Malmö if Moderna Museet would open a subsidiary in the building on Gasverksgatan 22. In a unique collaboration with the City of Malmö, Region Skåne and the Swedish government, Moderna Museet Malmö was inaugurated on December 26, 2009.

Photo: Miriam Preis/