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Exhibitions

Pettson & Co.

March 11–September 10
Gallery 5

Welcome to the exhibition Pettson & Co., a place where children and adults can step into a fairytale world inspired by Sven Nordqvist's pictures and stories. In the exhibition you will meet characters like Nasse, Lisa and Agaton. Sven is probably best known for his books about Pettson and Findus the cat, but did you know that he has created so much more? He has also made the picture book Where is my sister? about a small brown rat. In addition to his own books, Sven has created pictures for other writers, such as the Mamma Moo book series.

In the exhibition, you can also see Sven's illustrations and a video about how he draws his characters. And you know what? In this exhibition it is okay to touch things. In the exhibition there are pictures you can both see and feel. You can play, and there are workshops with fun things to do. Or you can sit down and read aloud to your family about Pettson and Findus’ adventures.

But the most important thing is to have fun!

Tickets: 40 SEK/adult. Admission free up to 25 years.  

Buy your ticket at the Pettson counter on the lower ground floor.

In Swedish

Lee Miller – War and Fashion

September 8–March 4, 2018
Gallery 3



Who was Lee Miller? Undoubtedly a complex and extraordinary woman. After she died at the age of 70 in 1977, her son Antony Penrose found a hoard of pictures which she had hidden away, repressed and ignored. She was recognised for her work as a war correspondent, photographically witnessing everything from the hell in the Nazi death camps to the liberation of Paris in 1944. In between, her life as a successful model, the muse of Surrealism, and Man Ray’s lover, was frequently in the media.

On the one hand a pragmatic, adventurous seeker of truth. On the other – according to conventional views – a (beautiful) source of inspiration for male artists. But Lee Miller was nobody’s belle, she was an independent, active woman, regardless of what she turned her attention to, be it the terrors of the Second World War or gourmet cooking.

She didn’t say much about her career as a fashion photographer, and neither did anyone else, since portrayals of war outshine narratives of fashion.  But nothing impacts on fashion as profoundly as wars. The destruction of war causes everyday situations that lead not only to change but also to renewal in fashion. Fashion is a litmus paper for its own era, revealing everything from social circumstances to ideas about the future.

This exhibition features several photographs that have never before been shown in public. The exhibition is produced by Kulturhuset Stadsteatern.

In Swedish