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 arranged here. The expositions have an international focus, encompassing the classics of modern art as well as contemporary artists. The small museum-shop sells books and posters, and the restaurant serves delicious food. Sit outside in the cosy courtyard in the summertime.

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Moderna museet Malmö

Moderna museet Malmö

This impressive art museum was inaugurated in 2009 in a unique and building, a former power station built in 1901. Moderna Museet Malmö features exhibitions of prominent contemporary artists as well as classics and 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 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. Visitors experience historical as well as contemporary art and different types of performances as well as discussions and debates on different topics. Dunkers Kulturhus is a place where people of all ages can explore their creativity through imagery, music and diverse media. It’s a perfect place for a cup of coffee or a tasty lunch while enjoying the 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 focus on individual histories illustrating how life has changed in Kristianstad over the years. There are temporary exhibitions covering a broad spectrum of topical subjects, and the Centre for Contemporary Art shows installations, paintings, graphic arts and photos. The exhibitions look beyond the borders of Sweden to give glimpses of contemporary art from all over the world. Enjoy an espresso and home-baked pastries, or sit down for a light lunch in Café Miró. Relax under the walnut trees in the museum courtyard during the summer months.

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Wanås konst

Wanås konst

Entering the art park of Wanås is a bit like leaving the ordinary world and its restrictions behind. You’ll find yourself in a different, fairy-tale universe where anything is possible and where art is everywhere. Wanås consists of an organic farm, beautiful hotel, a big art park full of sculptures and an art gallery housing a unique collection of contemporary art from 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, run through the forest and play on the swings that are works of art in themselves. The on-site shop sells organic toys and you can order organic ice cream and pastries at the cafeteria.

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