Wassily Kandinsky, Eglise à Murnau, 1908
The Heart of the Didrichsen Collection
In the basement of the museum a selection of the main works from the Didrichsen modern collection are displayed in the exhibition The Heart of the Didrichsen Collection. The exhibition is a preview of some of the gems of the nearly 100 works which will be shown at Millesgården in Stockholm during the summer of 2018.
The exhibition 20th Century! Picasso, Léger and more from the Didrichsen collection at Millesgården in Lidingö, Stockholm, will be the first major international solo exhibition from the Didrichsen modern collection shown at another museum. It will be on display at Millesgården from June 14th until September 2nd, 2018.
The founders of the Didrichsen Art Museum Marie-Louise and Gunnar Didrichsen started collecting art in the 1940s and in the 1960s they became fascinated by international modernism.
The collection consists of more than a thousand paintings, sculptures and ancient artifacts. The ancient cultures are represented by mainly Asian and Pre-Columbian pieces, the Golden Age of Finnish art includes works by Helene Schjerfbeck, Akseli Gallen-Kallela and Pekka Halonen. The collection of international modernism boasts with names such as Fernand Léger, Alberto Giacometti and Mark Rothko.
The exhibition The Heart of the Didrichsen Collection during the autumn of 2017 and spring 2018 displays some twenty sculptures and paintings, from Henry Moore and Wassily Kandinsky to Salvador Dalí and Pablo Picasso.
Henry Moore, Reclining Figure with Stormy Sky, 1975.