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Bildmuseet, Umea

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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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  • What I found striking about this art museum is that there is a lot of natural light with a beautiful view of the river. The landscape becomes part of the exhibit. Very nice space.  more »
  • Had a quick visit in this museum (due to time limitation). A very nice building, good designated museum. Includes great exhibitions. Art-lovers should not miss!  more »
  • This is a stunning gallery with high quality work. good facilities, lockers, toilets and all floors can be accessed via lift.  more »
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  • An exhibition center with stunning view over the river and surrounding area. The content is rich and beautiful. You can also bring back home some interesting souvenirs from ground floor shops.
  • Cool building located right by the river. Come here for the nice view over the city (from the top floor), to grab some food or to take part of the world class exhibitions. I really recommend to ask the personell for a guided tour, they are very professional.
  • it always has something new and intresting! Has a very nice view on the third floor!
  • 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.
  • 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.