Rackstadmuseet

Rackstadmuseet, Arvika: Address, Phone Number, Rackstadmuseet Reviews: 4.5/5

Rackstadmuseet
4.5
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Rackstadmuseet is a museum dedicated to the artists who were part of the Rackstad artist colony by the beginning of the 20th century including Gustaf Fjaestad, Björn Ahlgrensson and Fritz Lindström among others. Arts and crafts has and has had an important role in the cultural landscape of Arvika and is included in the museum collections as well. Temporary exhibitions are continuously displayed, focusing on both historical and contemporary artists. During the summer months you can also visit the sculpture Christian Erikssons own studio with loads of artworks and furniture from the period. In the cafe you can allways eat homemade lunch or cakes during the museums opening hours.
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Phayao13
Stockholm, Sweden2,964 contributions
Arts and crafts in spacious facilities
Oct 2020
Swedish art history with emphasis on Rackstad colony, but also contemporary exhibitions in fine premises.Nice little cafe and gift shop.Guaranteed big plus to visit the facility in summer when there is an associated garden.
Written November 2, 2020
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gyeloh
Berlin, Germany153 contributions
lovely and interesting
Sep 2020 • Solo
A lovely place to learn and see a lot/ everything about the " Racksta Artist Group ", in a lovely surroundings of Arvika
Written September 13, 2020
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605bjorn
Oslo, Norway5 contributions
A very positive surprise
Jul 2019 • Couples
A fantastic museum in the middle of nowhere. Swedish masters and Rembrandts etsnings.
Pay a visit. Its worth it!
Written July 18, 2019
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Thank you! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Welcome back!
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nona94
Stockholm, Sweden12 contributions
Oozing of Scandinavian art history in idyllic setting
Jul 2018 • Friends
What a gem this museum is!
This lovely place has something for everybody. The buildings are very interesting from an architectural and engineering aspect, as the “cottage” is built like a piece of perfect furniture. But the art is the real breath taker, and also very moving.
This marvellous place has something for everyone.
Don’t miss it!
Written July 19, 2018
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" The cottage is built like a piece of perfect furniture" I love it! going to quote you on that one =) Thank you for the flattering review!
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Reslysten54
Vienna, VA1,694 contributions
Monument to a cultural colony
Jul 2018 • Friends
The beautiful nature around Arvika must have been a great drawing card for the artists that flocked there in the 19th century and later. The museum is a showcase of what this diverse cluster of of painters, sculptors and craftsmen produced.

The main exhibition hall in this small museum features several impressive works by Gustaf Fjaestad, and I enclose a picture of his Winter Motive, which I found particularly attractive.

There are other buildings on the museum grounds and the "Brown House" contains a small, interesting art collection as well. We joined a guided tour of that house, but the charming guide unfortunately lacked a sense of what level of detail a lay audience can possible absorb.

The restaurant served a set, inexpensive and tasty lunch.
Written July 18, 2018
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Our guides at Oppstuhage are indeed very keen on details, glad to hear you had a good experience with us at the Rackstad museum. Visit us again some time!
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Richardt H
Copenhagen, Denmark309 contributions
The reason Arvika is alive
Jul 2018 • Couples
It all started with an artist an an artistcolony. And this brings culture and makes the place a much more interesting spot on the Earth. You can still feel the city is alive. Go to this museum and go to the arthall in the city. Listen to the story about the artists and their lives
Written July 7, 2018
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Arvika is indeed very much alive and thriving and we are very happy to contribute to its well being! Thank you for the lovely review!
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Steve G
Mundelein, IL3 contributions
Beautiful and unique
Jun 2018 • Friends
Wonderful visit to the museum and grounds. We we’re all taken-care of and all of our questions answered. Curators speak excellent English and were very helpful. Cafe in museum had reasonable prices, tasty soup and delicious baked goods. Well worth the time and price for admission was surprisingly reasonable. Lovely garden spot in Arvika.
Written June 11, 2018
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Thank you Steve! I am especially glad to hear you were pleased with our english presentation =)
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adspharm
Oxford, UK252 contributions
A gem for art lovers - and the best soup and cakes in Varmland!
Aug 2017 • Couples
This collection of art is mainly from the local area and from the late 19th and early 20th century. This reflects a great flowering of original art, as artists abandonded Stockholm and let their creativity flourish in this beautiful country of lakes and forests. Some of these works rank with the best of their time. Artists like Fritz Lindstrom, Bjorn Ahlgrensson, Maia and Gustav Fjaestad and Ture Ander are exceptional. The museum holds many of their best works and they are beautifully displayed. Currently Lindstrom's masterpiece called 'Elden' (Fire) of four women in a group at the lakeside beside a fire is on show, on loan for 3 years from Karlstad. You have to see this wonderful painting! Temporary exhibitions are often very interesting and are held in a parallel room. In the basement are examples of historical crafts from the area, including some fine ceramics and woodwork. The whole museum has a lovely, quiet atmosphere and allows time and space for reflection. But if you feel hungry then do try the soups offered in the cafe at lunchtime, always very tasty, followed by wonderful home-baked tarts and cakes. There is also a shop that sells fine local craft pieces. A perfect way to spend a few enriching hours. You will want to return.
Written August 16, 2017
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bgunnarb
Solna, Sweden217 contributions
Here you get a lecture around Swedish art and crafts and a good soup as well
Aug 2016 • Friends
This museum features a review of some of the most important Swedish painters and craftsmen around the art deco period. There are both permanent and seasonal exhibitions. The guides are very knowledgeable. There is a good giftshop as well featuring works also by contemporary craftsmen in the area.

If you feel hungry you can get a good bowl of soup and some pastry as well at a moderate price.
Written August 20, 2016
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Dear visitor - Thank you! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit at Rackstadmuseet! I am also glad to find that you appreciate not only our exhibitions but our café and giftshop as well! Best regards and welcome back to Rackstad! Anna Skoglund Museum director Rackstadmuseet Christian Erikssons Oppstuhage
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Bodø (Norge)
arvika4 contributions
Professor
Jul 2016 • Couples
One of the most interesting and hospitable cultural sites anywhere in Sweden! Remarkable permanent and temporal exhibitions and creative cross-cultural events. And great soups!
Written July 28, 2016
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Dear Professor! Thank you so much for your kind words! I am so glad to find that you appreciated your visit at Rackstadmuseet! We work everyday around the year to keep Rackstadmuseet an interesting and inspiring place for all ages. Your comments means a lot to us all and encourage us to continue to develop our exhibition program and events! From all of us - Thank you! Hope to see you soon again in Rackstad! Best regards Anna Skoglund Museum director Rackstadmuseet Christian Erikssons Oppstuhage
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