Sven-Harrys Konstmuseum Where Art, Fashion and Design Meet

Sven-Harrys Konstmuseum is the museum that offers unique exhibitions aimed at engaging and inspiring. Here, classical art and modern design come together in an exhilarating architectural setting with its exterior crafted from the same metal alloy as the Swedish 10 krona. Book a private tour with our expert guides to delve deeper into the experience. 

Sven-Harrys Konstmuseums fasad

Sven-Harrys konstmuseum was founded by philanthropist and art collector Sven Harry. The museum’s art collection includes paintings and sculptures by Sweden’s and the Nordic Region’s foremost artists such as Carl Fredrik Hill, Helene Schjerfbeck, Ernst Josephsson, Edvard Munch, August Strindberg and Anders Zorn, to name a few. 

View from the collection.

Our art collection is displayed in a unique replica and home environment of the 18th-century estate Ekholmsnäs, Sven-Harry’s former residence. In the collection, art meets textiles and antiques from some of history’s most skilled designers and craftsmen, including Märta Måås-Fjetterström, Georg Haupt, Gio Ponti, Eero Saarinen and Åke Axelsson. 

Carl Fredrik Hill, Afton, 1877. Photo: Bukowskis
Carl Fredrik Hill, The Tree and the River Bend VI, 1877.

On view at Sven-Harrys Konstmuseum

Carl Fredrik Hill & Fanny Churberg
– towards a new landscape
Apr 19-Sep 15 2024

During the spring and summer of 2024, Sven-Harrys Konstmuseum shows unique Nordic landscape paintings from the 19th century by two of the most pioneering artists of the time, Carl Fredrik Hill (1849 - 1911) and Fanny Churberg (1845–1892). Both struggled with their career in different ways – to realize their artistic ambitions and gain public recognition.

Finnish Fanny Churberg's dramatically rendered and expressive landscapes in strong colors meet Carl Fredrik Hill's deeply personal, shimmering and pre-expressionist paintings in the exhibition. During an intense and creative period, they were in France to portray the lush nature of the Fontainebleau Forest. With inspiration from some of the leading figures of the Barbizon School, Corot, Rousseau, and Courbet, they developed an entirely new type of landscape painting.

At Sven-Harry's art museum, the related, but strongly personal artistry is brought together for the first time before they both end their painting in different ways. Fanny Churberg, in the shadow of her male artist colleagues, ends her career abruptly and Carl Fredrik Hill who unfortunately enters a period of severe illness.

Fanny Churberg, Forest interior, 1879. Photo: Turku Art Museum, Kari Lehtinen
Fanny Churberg, Autumn Morning, 1878. Photo: Matias Uusikyla. The Reitz Collection

The Museum Shop

A hidden gem in Vasastan with a selected range of thoughtfully selected crafts, design, literature and unique everyday objects.

We offer handmade and beautifully crafted jewelry from Swedish Märta Mattsson and Skultuna. You find exquisite Nordic glass art by Åsa Jungnelius, Sara Lundqvist and Normal Object Factory, as well as contemporary ceramics by local artists Fanny Ollas and Sofia Tufvasson. Among our handpicked work by local artisans you will find bold textile art by Camilla Illiefsky and remarkable sustainable composite sculptures by Emeli Höcks. Bring home the perfect gift for someone you care about, or find that newest addition of contemporary Nordic design to encapsulate a new personal memory in your own home.

Sven-Harrys Museum Shop

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