Artipelagstigen 1, 134 60 Gustavsberg, Sweden


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Camouflaged into the Stockholm Archipelago is Artipelag, a striking modern art museum located on the island of Värmdö (90 minutes by boat or 20 minutes by car from the city center). Opened in 2012 on a donation from BabyBjörn founders Björn and Lillemor Jakobson, the over 100,000-square-foot art center blends into the pine tree–laden island and includes a design shop, two restaurants, temporary exhibition gallery and Artbox, which hosts concerts, lectures, conferences are more events. The rotating exhibits—past shows have included The Legacy of Andy Warhol and one focused on the works of William Wegman—are expertly curated, but Artipelag is worth visiting even for non art-lovers. The stunning natural landscape can be explored thanks to nature trails through the forest and a 2,600-foot-long boardwalk that traces the water’s edge.

Written by Emma Pierce

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