Umedalen Skulpturpark

Umedalen Skulpturpark is one of Europe’s most prominent sculpture parks, located 5km from the town centre of Umeå, in the Umedalen area.

Over the years, almost two hundred prominent Swedish and international artists have exhibited their work in the park of the former hospital area. This means that there is now an impressive collection in the park, consisting of forty-three permanent works by Miroslaw Balka, Louise Bourgeois, Tony Cragg, Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor and Clay Ketter to name a few.

Umedalen was built in the 1930s as a mental hospital area, but the company Fort Knox chose to transform and develop the old healthcare institution into a modern and attractive area for living and working. As part of its ambition to change the connotation of the area’s charged name – leading many Swedes to think of mental illness – the company, in collaboration with Galleri Andersson/Sandström, created the art project Umedalen Skulptur.

Facts:
There are 43 sculptures and 20,000 annual visitors
24/7 opening hours, all through the year.
No Entrance fee.
The bus no 1 to Umedalen takes you right there.

 

Umedalen Skulpturpark

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