Ilon Wikland’s visual worlds. Illustration: © Design Ilon Wikland AB Credit: Hossein Sehatlo

Ilon Wikland’s visual worlds. Fairytales, adventures and everyday life, May 25, 2024 – January 12, 2025

Ilon Wikland is one of Sweden’s most loved illustrators. Born in Estonia in 1930, she came to Sweden as a 14-year-old and began her career as an illustrator early on. She has made a deep impression on several generations of children and adults. Ilon Wikland has, among other things, illustrated Ronja Rövardotter, Lotta på Bråkmakargatan, The Brothers Lionheart, Madicken and Karlsson-on-the-Roof, as well as a large number of her own picture stories.

Isaac Grünewald, Frukosten, before 1925. Credit: Hossein Sehatlou/Göteborgs konstmuseum.

New Art. Charlotte Mannheimer and the Rise of Modernism in Gothenburg, April 6 October 27, 2024

The artist, art patron and cultural personage Charlotte Mannheimer was crucial in establishing modern art in Gothenburg during the 1910s and 1920s. She ran the gallery Ny Konst (“New Art”), which became an important platform for spreading the modernist art in Gothenburg, and supported young artists. With this exhibition, the Gothenburg Museum of Art wishes to emphasize Charlotte Mannheimer’s major contribution to the art and culture scene in Gothenburg and in a broader Nordic context.

Credit: Rasmus Hjortshoj

Volvo Exhibition at World of Volvo

Gothenburg’s new experience centre, World of Volvo, opened in April. On site, there is a 4,500 m² exhibition that has been designed with a focus on caring for people. Here, as a visitor, you can explore everything from Volvo’s most iconic vehicles to real-life stories and extraordinary interactive experiences.

The exhibition A World of Games! at the Museum of World Culture explores games and gaming throughout history. Credit: Peter Kvarnström/Göteborg & Co

A World of Games, now–April 2025

The exhibition A World of Games at the Museum of World Culture takes you on a journey in the spirit of games, from 4,000-year-old board games to today’s game culture. In the exhibition, you will also be able to challenge your loved ones, learn about games that are banned and play copies of games from the collections.

Credit: Fredrik Åkum

Jonatan Pihlgren, May 4–September 15, 2024

In May 2024, Göteborgs Konsthall opens an exhibition featuring Jonatan Pihlgren. Pihlgren primarily works with painting but also engages in sculpture and performance. In his work, everyday motifs intertwine with dreams and fantasies. The exhibition will showcase both previous and entirely new works.

Återblickar, March 23, 2024 – January 7, 2025

On the occasion of Gothenburg’s 400th anniversary, Göteborgs-Posten donated its Hjörne Archive to the citizens of Gothenburg and the Göteborgs stadsmuseum. The archive includes around ten million historical press images and reflects the 20th century’s big and small news events, which left an impression on the city’s history. Now the Göteborgs stadsmuseum is delving deep into the archive and presenting an exhibition that revolves around Gothenburgers’ favorite places in the city – and the events, people and memories that mark them.

Elsa Pärs-Berglund, Samling Gustav Adolfs torg, 1973. Credit: Röhsska museet

Let a Hundred Flowers bloom, November 18, 2023 – October 20, 2024

In the exhibition Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom, textile works by Elsa Pärs-Berglund are displayed together with contemporary artists Shabnam Faraee and Josefin Gäfvert.

Anders Petersen City Diary, February 10–September 15, 2024

Anders Petersen is one of Sweden’s most important and internationally recognized photographers with a great influence on Nordic photography. In the spring of 2024, he turns 80 and the exhibition at the photography gallery Hasselblad Center is a tribute to his work and great work in Swedish photography.