The museum is closed for re-hanging and will re-open on the 26th of May. Welcome!
Alice Neel, Hartley and Ginny 1970. Estate of Alice Neel
26.5 - 8.9 2013
ALICE NEEL, INTIMATE RELATIONS - WORKS ON PAPER 1926 - 1982The American artist Alice Neel devoted the majority of her life to figurative art. While abstract expressionism flourished on the American art scene, Alice Neel chose to stick firmly to her own artistic idiom. Her colourful portrait paintings with their distinctive outlines are as much concer- ned with individuals as with social, cultural and political divisions within society. The key to Neel’s creative work was her conviction of the unique and powerful meeting between the artist and the model. Although she became well known for her painted portraits especially of people such as Andy Warhol, photographer Samuel Brody and art critic John Perreault, her works on paper are virtually unknown to the general public. They show a much more personal and intimate side of her art in highly sensitive and timeless works. There are impressive images of the artist ́s family and friends as well as delicate works where she deals with her own personal life, both its joy and pain. This summer’s exhibition is the first major presentation of Alice Neel’s watercolours and drawings ever to be held. Works are on loan from the Estate of Alice Neel in New York and international museums and private collections in USA and Europe.
26.5 - 8.9 2013
THE MUSEUM COLLECTION
The museum’s new bright exhibition hall will, for the second summer, be filled with a rich selection of the museum’s own collection of contemporary Nordic watercolour. The collection includes more than 100 artists, all of which have worked with watercolour in personal ways and from different artistic views.
The museum is one of the most exciting cultural projecs in the Nordic countries. It serves as a Nordic center for contemporary art, for research and training, with the emphasis laid on techiniques of watercolour art.
At the Nordic Watercolour Museum you can see the work of leading contemporary international watercolourists or study classical watercolour paintings of the past. You can choose to take a specialised course led by professional artists, try how it feels to pait alongside your own children or grandchildren in the children's studio, or prepare your forthcoming exhibition in one of the guests studios.
The museum contains:
- Galleries for permanent and temporary exhibitions
- Guest studios on the island of Bockholmen, just across the channel
- Children's studio Experimental workshop with advanced technical equipment,
for art work, intruction and research
- Assembly hall for use as dance theatre, for cultural programmes and conferences.
- The restaurant "Vatten ("Water") - Gourmet and Café", with in and outdoor seating and views across the water.
- A museum shop.
Open tuesday-sunday 12-17
Saturday + Sunday 12-15
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