TOVE JANSSON - DESIRE TO CREATE AND LIVE
October 22 - January 22, 2017

Tove Jansson (1914–2001) was a versatile artist and the most translated Finnish author. Ateneum Art Museum is producing a touring exhibition that presents Jansson’s impressive career as a painter, illustrator, political caricaturist cartoonist, author and creator of the Moomin characters and stories. The tour will begin at Millesgården. 
The exhibition covers all the periods in Jansson’s productive career, including paintings from her surrealistic period in the 1930s up to the more abstract works in the 1960s and ‘70s, as well as her satirical anti-war illustrations for the magazine Garm, her
monumental paintings for public spaces, and of course her enormously popular and internationally renowned Moomin characters and stories.

JOSEF FRANK
PATTERNS - FURNITURE - PAINTING
May 21 - October 2, 2016

In Millesgården’s major summer exhibition, the designer and artist Josef Frank (1885-1967) is placed in an art historical context.
The exhibition comprises four sections. In the large space of the Art Gallery, Josef Frank is presented as designer with focus on the fabrics.A large number of watercolours by Josef Frank, a previously unknown side of the designer’s creativity, are presented in the inner gallery and also in a new book. Anne’s House, featuring interior design by Swedish Tenn and Josef Frank, will be open and provide visitors with access to the rooms. Here, Frank’s interior design ideas will be presented in texts. The fourth section of the exhibition, on the Lower Terrace, are the summer flower beds and flower arrangements inspired by Josef Frank’s designs and paintings and created by landscape architect Ulf Nordfjell. The flower carpet is on display from the first week in June. 

TAGORE & RAYA

April 23 - May 22, 2017

In partnership with Millesgården The Embassy of India and India Unlimited proudly present the exhibition Tagore to Ray. Visitors may experience a new side of the iconic Rabindranath Tagore and Satyajit Ray known for the stories they told and their unique narratives. Ray was not only a director, Tagore was not merely an author, both were in fact skillful illustrators. We welcome you to explore just how diverse these talented artists were by bringing you a selection of their artwork ranging from psychedelic color drawings, to black and white sketches with darker motives.Copyright of the Art-pieces created by Satyajit Ray belongs to SANDIP RAY.

SWEDISH CONTEMPORARY GLASS ART

February 6 - May 8, 2016

Swedish glass now finds itself in a transformational period that is characterized by a strong vitality in its multitude of new creative expressions. With a shrinking glass industry as its point of departure, there is a shift of focus to new areas. Today’s output of Swedish glass is no longer based on the production of the old large scale establishments, it is rather the result of artistic experimentation within conceptual art, artistic research, and the new perspectives and re-definitions of the material properties of glass. The exhibition highlights the innovative tendencies of contemporary Swedish glass and examine glass as a material and practice.The exhibition is produced by Glass Factory, BODA.Artists with works on display: Birgitta Ahlin & Sirkka Lehtonen, Esmé Alexander, Lott Alfreds, Lena Bergström, Olle Brozén, Tillie Burden, Anna Carlgren, Camilla Caster, Frida Fjellman, Ulla Forsell, Paul Grähs, Ylva Holmén, Annika Jarring, Espen Jensen, Ditte Johansson, Åsa Jungnelius, Gunilla Kihlberg, Ingalena Klenell, Simon Klenell, Matilda Kästel, Ludvig Löfgren, Sylvia Neiglick, Fredrik Nielsen, Karl Magnus Nilsson, Anna Viktoria Norberg, Ammy Olofsson, Jennie Olofsson, Benjamin Slotterøy, Bertil Vallien, Terese William Waenerlund, Nina Westman, Anders Wingård and Ann Wåhlström.