Liljevalchs Konsthall, Djurgarden

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Liljevalchs konsthall (Swedish for "Liljevalch's Art Gallery") is an art gallery located on the Djurgården island in Stockholm, Sweden. Designed by architect Carl Bergsten (1879–1935) and inaugurated in March 1916, it is today owned by the City of Stockholm.

Behind the entrance on the north-western corner is a small vestibule. To the right of the latter is a large sculpture hall leading to two large galleries with skylights intended for paintings, flanked by series of smaller exhibition spaces. The eastern end of the building has a large-scale portico facing a small park surrounded by the large windows of a small restaurant.

One of the most appreciated exhibition spaces in Sweden, Liljevalch is renowned for its well-proportioned spaces in a range of sizes and its restaurant Blå porten ("Blue Gate"). The concrete pillars and beams forming the structural framework of the building are left exposed as pilasters and mouldings in the façade with brick walls and a horizontal row of windows filling the spaces between them. In front of and above the main entrance is a sculpture and a relief by Carl Milles.

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  • Revisit after more than 20 year abroad The creations (art?) continues to surprise or chock (hanging meat) Restaurant closes at 17.45 although museum is open until 20.00. Note TripAdvisor indicates.....  more »
  • Liljevalchs, the first independent and public art hall for contemporary art in Sweden. By far the most popular event is "Vårutställningen", a lively tradition were the jury has selected 170 artists...  more »
  • An excellent art gallery. It depends on the exhibition being shown at the time as to how enjoyable your visit will be be. Entry was free, has toliets and lockers. A shop and cafe are also open there. The building is quite small so you should be able to see the exhibitions in around 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Small contemporary art museum on Djurgarden, with free admission. Had an exhibit on the B&W photography of Anders Pedersen on while we visited - great stuff. The tour was unfortunately only available in Swedish, at that time. Hop in, and check whether anything is on that can captivate you...
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