July and August: Tuesday – Saturday: Introduction to the museum 13.30.
Sunday August 28: Guided tour in English. 14.00
Sunday September 21: Guided tour in English. 14.00
In connection with the on-going Infrastructure Project, sketches of Isaac Grünewald (1889 – 1946) and Vera Nilsson (1888 – 1979) have been retrieved from the storage to be displayed during the summer. Grünewald worked with notable public works and entered a number of large competitions. Here we display approximately 50 sketches to the Stockholm Concert Hall, among others, as well as proposals to the unrealized projects for the National Museum, The Woodland Cemetery in Stockholm, and the City Theatre and Concert Hall in Gothenburg.
Vera Nilsson was the first woman to be elected to the Art Academy in the 1900s and was considered alongside Sigrid Hjérten, as one of the most prominent pioneers among women artists. In the Open Studio, sketches of Vera Nilsson are displayed to a commission for the Central Metro Station in Stockholm, together with several projects in schools in different parts of Sweden.
The Museum of Sketches was founded in 1934 by Ragnar Josephson (1891-1966), during his time as Professor of Art History at the University of Lund (Sweden). The intention was to establish an archive of the creative process, or the path of the artist from the first idea to the finished work. The aim was to collect sketches, models and photographs to Public Art – as the study material relating to it was especially suited, by the frequent demand on abundant preliminary sketches.