In Skåne, there’s a museum for every aesthetic and intellectual taste. But it’s especially rich in museum holdings of art, with something for everyone. The city is home to some of the world’s finest examples of Ancient, Old Master, Impressionist, Modern and bleeding-edge contemporary work. To help you find the exact sort of edification you’re looking for, we’ve compiled this list of Skåne’s very best contemporary art museums.

Malmö Konsthall

Malmö Konsthall

Malmö Konsthall was opened in 1975 and is one of Europe’s largest exhibition halls for contemporary art. The light and airy architecture creates a perfect backdrop for the varying expositions that are arranged here. The expositions have an international focus, encompassing the classics of modern art as well as contemporary artists. In the small museum-shop books and posters are sold, and delicious food is served in the restaurant. If you come in the summertime it is very nice to sit outside in the cosy courtyard.

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Moderna museet Malmö

Moderna museet Malmö

This impressive art museum was inaugurated in 2009 in an astonishingly unique and beautiful building, namely a former power station built in 1901. Moderna Museet Malmö features exhibitions of prominent contemporary artists as well as classics, and the museum has a large collection of its own that provides material for the permanent collections shown here. A coffee or lunch in the cosy café and some shopping in the fun little museum shop makes a visit here complete.

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Dunkers kulturhus

Dunkers kulturhus

Dunkers kulturhus serves as a cultural hub and meeting place for the citizens of Helsingborg in western Skåne as well as for the whole region. Here, visitors can experience historical as well as contemporary art and different types of performances as well as discussions and debates on a wide variety of topics. Dunkers kulturhus is a place where people of all ages can explore their creativity through imagery, music and diverse media, and it’s a perfect place for a cup of coffee or a tasty lunch while enjoying the beautiful view over Öresund.

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Regionmuseet Kristianstad - the regional museum of Kristianstad

Regionmuseet Kristianstad - the regional museum of Kristianstad

Located on the main square of central Kristianstad, the permanent exhibitions of this museum focuses on individual histories illustrating how life has changed in Kristianstad and the rest of Skåne over the years. There are also temporary exhibitions covering a broad spectrum of topical subjects, and the Center for Contemporary Art shows installations, paintings, graphic arts and photos. The exhibitions look beyond the borders of Sweden to give the visitors glimpses of contemporary art from all over the world. In the Café Miró you can enjoy an espresso and home baked pastries or sit down for a light lunch, and during the summer months you can relax under the walnut trees in the museum courtyard.

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Wanås konst

Wanås konst

Entering the park of Wanås Castle is a bit like leaving the ordinary world and it’s restrictions behind, finding yourself in a different, fairy-tale universe where anything is possible and where art is everywhere. Wanås consists of a medieval castle, an organic farm, a beautiful park full of sculptures and an art gallery, housing a unique collection of contemporary art from a number of highly renowned international artists. For children the park is a mind boggling adventure containing over 50 permanent works of art as well as temporary exhibitions. Kids can write a wish on paper and hang it in Yoko Ono’s wishing tree, they can run through the forest and play on the swings that are works of art in themselves. In the on site shop you can shop for organic toys and in the cafeteria you will find organic ice cream and pastries.

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