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Bildmuseet, Umea

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4.3/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web
Bildmuseet is a contemporary art museum in Umeå, northern Sweden.HistoryThe museum was founded in 1981 by Umeå University and it exhibits Swedish and international contemporary art, visual culture, design and architecture. In conjunction with the exhibitions program it also arranges lectures, screenings, concerts, performances and workshops. In spring 2012, the museum moved into new premises on the Umeå Arts Campus. The new Bildmuseet, hosted in a seven-storey building (Architecture: Henning Larsen Architects) opened to the public May 19, 2012.The outside of the building is covered in randomly spaced windows and a larch facing that will fade to grey in time. Within the building is decorated in white with windows that look out over the Ure riverside.
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  • The building is very nice and the bildmuseet is fine to. The Cafe is nice and one small grocery store with good selection, see. But the content of the Museum one can unfortunately not boast, not in all cases the June 16.
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  • Nice and inviting museum with plenty to see. Light room where you can relax. There are multiple floors with different things that you can watch.
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  • Bildmuseet is located on the Umeå Arts Campus a lovely area of Umeå with breathtaking views of the river. It's almost worth a visit for that alone. They rotate quality international exhibitions every ...  read more »
  • The building and location, right by the river in a contemporary environment make it already worth with a visit. Staff seemed very well informed and were ready to answer my many questions kindly. The temporary exhibition on the Eames was fantastic. Walking distance from the centre.
  • Nice staff, incredibly nice building and usually a few intriguing exhibitions. Eames exhibition was great.
  • A contemporary art and culture museum that seems to always have fabulous exhibitions. If you are in Umeå, a visit to Bildmuseet is a must. Free admission and lovely views of the river.
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  • The Bildmuseet moved down to the river and ever since it's been one of the must sees in Umeå. Exiting exhibitions and beautiful scenery summer and winter.
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