Kristinehamns konstmuseum is a young museum of modern and contemporary art. The museum is a meeting place for all types of visitors. The museum’s ambition is to spark an interest in art and stimulate self-reflection.
Kristinehamns konstmuseum is situated in Mariebergs Park, an extremely picturesque area on the shores of Lake Vänern. Operations are carried on in an ex central boiler house, which within the scope of a large European project, was renovated and converted into a modern museum building. The building complies with the highest architectonic, functional and safety requirements.
Exhibitions form the heart of the museum’s operations where a diversified selection of national and international art is presented. The exhibitions present art of traditional character (paintings, sculpture, graphics etc.) as well as newer techniques (installations, video etc.).
The museum also has an art collection which focuses on works created by artists from our own region. Selected parts of the art collection are displayed from time to time.
Groups may book guided tours of all of our exhibitions. For special requirements, the museum will arrange specially designed tours.
In connection with the exhibitions, the museum arranges different types of events, everything from lectures to concerts.
The museum shop has an exciting assortment for different age groups and at different price levels. There is art literature, designed artefacts, jewellery, art handicrafts along with postcards and a selection of posters for sale. The shop sells catalogues and specially produced literature and products associated with the actual exhibitions.
Children and youths
Konstverkstan, “the Art Studio”, offers the prospect of creative pursuits for both children and adults. Paints and brushes are available as well as a small exhibition of the visitor’s own paintings. Groups are welcomed by the museum’s education advisor by arrangement. Children also have the opportunity of experiencing the museum in the company of Konstdetektiven, the “Art Detective”, which is a sheet of paper with questions and tasks for the children to work out, draw and use their imagination rather than hunting down facts.
In the museumbuilding you find Restaurant & Cafe Panncentralen. Here you will be served well prepared food, were good quality and personal service are in focus.