The summer exhibition at Gripsholm Castle portrays twenty-four migrants to Sweden who played major roles in Swedish history.
The exhibition is postponed to summer of 2021
In connection with the current situation regarding the spread of the new coronavirus, HM The King has decided that public operations at the royal palaces should be closed temporarily, read more.
Therefor the exhibition 'Migrants' will be postponed to summer of 2021.
The exhibition features people with diverse destinies and great social breadth and cultural diversity. These migrants reflect Swedish history from the era of great power until our democratic society of the 20th century. The exhibition includes three Swedish queens and a royal attendant.
The majority of those featured are cultural personalities – opera singers, song writers and artists. A few names are surprising, as they are now regarded as a natural part of Sweden.
One thing that they all have in common is that they have played a crucial role in Swedish history and have actively contributed to the development of our society.
The exhibition ends on a more serious note, reflecting the horrors of the 20th century – two powerful portraits of holocaust survivors.
The exhibitions opens on 30 May 2021
Migrants opens on 30 May and will be on show until 30 August, in the contemporary gallery on the third floor at Gripsholm Castle. The exhibition will be open daily and is included in the entry charge for Gripsholm Castle.
The Swedish National Portrait Gallery
The Swedish National Portrait Gallery is the world's oldest national portrait gallery. It was established in 1822, is managed by Nationalmuseum and currently includes approximately 5,000 works, mostly oil paintings.
Gripsholm Castle is home to around 800 of these works. In addition, Nationalmuseum presents works from this collection in an annual summer exhibition at Gripsholm Castle.
Top image: Domenico Inganni (1903–1988), sculptor and stuccoist. He was born in Italy and came to Gothenburg at the age of 15 with his uncle. In addition to his artistic work, he also taught mural techniques. Photo: Dawid/Nationalmuseum