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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, sometimes along with art historical retrospectives. In conjunction with the exhibitions program it also arranges lectures, screenings, concerts, performances and workshops. The exhibitions include internationally renowned artists, filmmakers, photographers and designers, such as for example Walid Raad, Zineb Sedira, Tracey Rose, Mario Merz, Dayanita Singh, Agnès Varda, Felice Varini, Joan Jonas, Isaac Julien, Stan Douglas, Leonor Fini, Rafel Lozano-Hemmer, Julio Le Parc, John Akomfrah, Charles och Ray Eames, Jumana Emil Abboud and Ana Mendieta. 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.
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  • The Bildmuseet houses some great exhibitions which change over time. Judging by the quality of the ones we viewed we'd recommend checking it out if you're in Umeå. The Do Ho Suh exhibition "Passages" ...  more »
  • A really nice place with plenty of room for fine exhibitions. Seems to lack the permanent exhibition as the range varies. Very helpful staff who take the time to talk to their guests.
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  • Visited the Bildmuseet for the first time. A nice surprise was that there was no entrance fee. Very helpful and friendly staff. Kids loved the little art workshop they had there when we were there. Th...  more »
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  • A beautiful place from both outside and inside. Situated near a beautiful river and the view is mesmerising from the musuem. A very fun and interesting place to spend a day. Lot of activities happening every week during the spring which are absolutely free of cost and anyone interested in those can join. It's open for all. They have various kind of art exhibitions with different kind of themes. Sometimes there are guided tours by students of arts school when they portray their own artistic work. And some art shows on tv screens in the form of a documentary. Also many kinds of quizzes are also held sometimes. Real friendly people working there.
  • Wonderful place, both outside and inside! You can feel the vivid life and creative atmosphere of working in progress. Downstairs there are a cafeteria, some laboratories and a wide room in which you can relax. Upstairs there is the 6-floor museum. I recommend to visit it with a guide. Children are welcome!
  • Could have more interesting exhibitions but sometimes they get it right.
  • World class art gallery - minus all the regular pretentiousness and snobbery. Every exhibition they host might not be to your tastes, but they will move you nonetheless. Staff is incredibly knowledgeable and friendly, I greatly encourage you to ask about the works on display!
  • Nice cafe, kids can run and jump, adults can see the exhibition.
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