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Modern & classic outdoor art in Stockholm

2021-04-05

5 outdoor art activities – graffiti, sculptures and paintings

If you are interested in art we have listed five outdoor art activities to enjoy in Stockholm – perfect for a sunny spring weekend! Experience graffiti, sculptures and paintings in various environments. Take a stroll and maybe bring a picnic to enjoy. You can find the outdoor art on the map at the bottom of this page.

Colourful graffiti in Rågsved

The Snösätra Graffiti Wall of Fame is located in an industrial area in Rågsved. On the way to the “graffiti park you pass idyllic allotments and forests and suddenly you are surrounded my modern art. Since 2014 the walls have been painted with graffiti, with permission from the owners of the buildings of course. Today this is one of Europe’s largest legal graffiti exhibitions, expanding over 4500 square meters. A colourful and modern art experience! 

Address: Snösätragränd 1

Millesgården’s sculpture park on Lidingö

At Millesgården’s sculpture park you can see the beautiful works of artist Carl Mille. The location was originally just a granite rock surrounded by trees and a small pond. Today the rock has been shaped into stairs, terraces and walls and the park has been divided into different parts, such as “The Upper Terrace”, “The Studio Garden” and “Olga’s Terrace”. This offers not only a great art experience but fantastic views over Stockholm. For current indoor exhibitions, please see Millesgården’s website.  

Address: Herserudsvägen 32

Subway art in Stockholm

Did you know that the Stockholm subway is often called the longest art exhibition in the world?A decision to rebuild the subway in Stockholm was made in 1941, in the middle of the second World War. Right from the start there was an idea that the stations would feature some kind of art. Today you can experience different epochs represented at different stations –the 50’s at T-centralen and Hammarbyhöjden, the 60’s at Östermalmstorg and Hornstull, the 70’s along the blue subway line, 80’s at Bandhagen and Blackeberg and 90’s art at Bagarmossen and Skarpnäck.  Make sure to keep an eye out when riding the subway in Stockholm! 

Address: All subway lines depart from T-centralen in central Stockholm 

Sculpture park on the island of Skeppsholmen

The Paradise, or Le Paradis Fantastique, is a group of sculptures located on the island of Skeppsholmen in central Stockholm. Here you can see 16 large sculptures by Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely. Some are made from colourful glass fibre and others are moving machinery made of iron. The park is located right by Moderna Museet, which is also well worth a visit if you are interested in modern art. 

Address: Skeppsholmen 

Artipelag in Gustavsberg

Outside Gustavsberg, located in a a beautiful archipelago setting, you can find the modern art museum Artipelag. Here you can find “Sculptures in nature”, featuring art by both Scandinavian and international artists. The exhibition changes continuously as sculptures are added and moved around. During Thursdays to Sundays they host guided tours. There is also an accessible walkway around Artipelag. During the summer season you can get here with classic archipelago ship M/S Gustafsberg VII, which treats you to a scenic bout tour with live guide and restaurant and café onboard.

Address: Artipelagstigen 1 

The Iron Boy – Sweden’s smallest public statue

Located on the Storkyrkan yard in Old Town you can find one of the most bellowed statues in Stockholm – “The boy looking at the moon”, also called “The Iron Boy”. The statue was made in 1967 by artist Liss Eriksson and is only 15 cm high. You can sometimes see small gits and offerings scattered around the statue, and sometimes visitors even dress him. Well worth a visit if you are in Old Town!

Address: Trädgårdsgatan 2

Map of outdoor art in  Stockholm 

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