The Thiel Gallery is recognized as one of the finest art museums in Sweden and is beautifully set in walled grounds at Blockhusudden in the royal park of Djurgården, in Stockholm. The museum houses a unique collection of works of art from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries with leading artists of the period including Carl Larsson, Bruno Liljefors, Eugène Jansson, August Strindberg, and Anders Zorn. The Thiel Gallery also has one of the largest collections of Edvard Munch’s art outside of Norway. In the garden, there are sculptures by Gustav Vigeland, Auguste Rodin, and Johan Tobias Sergel.
The building was designed by the well-renowned architect Ferdinand Boberg, specifically to house the banker and art patron Ernest Thiel’s magnificent art collection and was completed in 1907. The Thiel Gallery was also Ernest Thiel’s home from 1907 to 1924 and has remained largely unaltered ever since.
The museum has several temporary exhibitions every year, both with contemporary artists and art historical themes.
June 13 to October 4, 2020. Augusta Lundin. The First Fashion House in Sweden
Augusta Lundin (1840-1919) is regarded as Sweden’s first couture-seamstress and created dresses of the highest splendor. Her creations followed the currents of contemporary European fashion and they were worn by the royalty and the upper-class, but also by members of the cultural sphere. Lundin was a very important figure in Swedish fashion history. The exhibition is the first to put the pioneering work of Augusta Lundin in focus and contributes to the knowledge about a forgotten history of the Swedish fashion culture.
October 17, 2020 to January 24, 2021. Axel Törneman. The bohemian life and modernity
Axel Törneman (1880-1925) is a central figure for the Swedish modernism with his continental style. At the same time, he was a quirky bohemian who had his own style and avoided groupings. The Thiel Gallery has the largest collection of Törneman’s art in the country which includes the well-known painting Night Café (1906). The exhibition gives a broad perspective on versatile and forgotten art in the early 20th century.