Moderna Museet

This is a modern art gallery of high prestige, which, since 2002, has been under the direction of Lars Nittve, the first director of the Tate Modern in London. It's on the island of Skeppsholmen, in central Stockholm, accessible by boat, bus, and on foot.

The museum runs regular high-profile temporary exhibitions, but also has a good permanent collection, with work by Picasso, Kirchner, Kandinsky, Dali, Brancusi, Warhol, Oldenburg and many others. Its most famous piece is Robert Rauschenberg's notorious 'Monogram' (1955–59), a paint-daubed, stuffed angora goat with a rubber tyre around its middle. It also has an excellent collection of photographs, dating right back to the pioneering 1840s.

All this has been housed since 1998 in a startling building designed by the Spanish architect Rafael Moneo. For those interested in architecture, the Swedish Museum of Architecture (Arkitekturmuseet), housed in a former military drill hall, forms parts of the complex.

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