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Four spring exhibitions for you and your arty friends

Four spring exhibitions for you and your arty friends
From Gothenburg exhibition Afghan Tales. Photo: Fardin Waezi
Spring has arrived in Sweden and you may finally be able to convince your friends living abroad to visit. Give them a cultural treat by taking them to these top four exhibitions.

1. Andy Warhol at Artipelag

One of Stockholm's coolest art galleries, Artipelag is as the name suggests based in the gorgeous archipelago. Its surroundings are so pretty that you almost don't need to check out the art, but if you do, its new spring and summer exhibition on Andy Warhol is opening this week. Some of his 1950s drawings at the gallery have never before been shown in Sweden.

When: Check the website for opening hours, which vary throughout spring and summer. The Andy Warhol exhibition runs from April 15th to September 25th

Where: Artipelagstigen 1, Gustavsberg (you can travel here by road or boat using a Stockholm travel card)

Tickets: 150 kronor for adults, 130 kronor concessions, children under the age of 18 free.

Andy Warhol. Photo: Ronald Nameth/Artipelag

2. Miva Fine Art Galleries

With centres in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö, Miva Fine Art Galleries is one of Sweden's most well-known modern galleries and in southern Sweden a hub for many art societies. In Malmö it has opened its doors to a sure-to-be-fabulous spring exhibition pulling together some of the hottest names in the art world, including Swedish artist Camilla Lundén, impressionist Nigel Mason and Craig Davison who earned his stripes designing computer games.

When: 11am-4pm Monday-Saturday until April 30th

Where: Engelbrektsgatan 18, Malmö

3. Afghan Tales in Gothenburg

The travelling international exhibition Afghan Tales – the voice of Afghan photographers – is coming to Gothenburg in Sweden. A total of 75 pictures snapped by 22 contemporary Afghan photographers are on show at the Museum of World Culture to shed light on years of war, terror and oppression – but also development, happiness and hope. Around 40,000 refugees came to Sweden from Afghanistan in 2015 and this exhibition aims to offer a nuanced image of the world they left behind.

When: Tuesday-Friday noon-5pm (Wednesday noon-8pm), Saturday-Sunday 11am-5pm. The exhibition runs from April 9th to January 8th.

Where: Södra Vägen 54, Gothenburg

One of the photographs. Photo: Najibullah Musafer

4. Swedish glass art

The Swedish glass art post-2000 exhibition is still running at Millesgården, an art gallery and museum on the Lidingö island in Stockholm. Some of Sweden's top names in glass art are featured, such as Bertil Vallien, Birgitta Ahlin, Ditte Johansson and Åsa Jungnelius. The exhibition has been put together with the help of the Glass Factory in Boda, Sweden's biggest glass museum.

When: Open 11am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday, thereafter daily. The exhibition runs until May 8th.

Where: Herserudsvägen 32, Lidingö

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