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Laslood's Street Art Museum in Amsterdam
Laslood's Street Art Museum in Amsterdam

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Home is where the art is

A handful of spectacular new museums and galleries in Europe unveils impressive permanent and temporary collections from all ages, in buildings that often stand up as architectural masterpieces in their own right.

BLOX, Copenhagen

Occupying a prime waterfront location and resembling, as the name suggests, a collection of blocks, this contemporary space is itself a piece of modern art. Described as a shared place for the creative professions, it will be the new home of the Danish Architecture Centre and host exhibitions, workshops and cultural events.

BLOX

Frederiksholms Kanal 30, 1220 København, Danmark

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The National Museum of Sweden, Stockholm

Due to reopen in October ­after a five-year renovation, the National Museum, on the Blasieholmen peninsula in the middle of the city, specializes in paintings, sculptures and drawings from the Renaissance until the early 1900s, as well as art and design from the late ­Medieval period up until the present day. Before its grand reopening, you can visit a temporary, free ­design collection at Kulturhuset in Sergels Torg.

The National Museum of Sweden

Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2, 111 48 Stockholm

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Miró Mallorca Fundació, Palma

If you’re after a break from the glorious weather in Mallorca, this gallery could be just the ticket. Dedicated to the life and work of modern artist Joan Miró, who settled in Palma in 1956, this is where he created most of his masterpieces. The building itself almost looks like a Miró work too.

Miró Mallorca Fundació

Carrer Joan de Saridakis, 29, 07015 Palma, Illes Balears, Spanien

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Galeries Lafayette Foundation, Paris

Paris is already brimming with fine museums and galleries, but there’s always space for more, and this new one doesn’t disappoint. Housed in a stunning 19th century industrial building in the hip Marais district, and not far from the world-famous Centre Pompidou, the Foundation, which opened earlier this year, focuses on creation, innovation and research, with a series of exhibitions, permanent and temporary collections and events.

Galeries Lafayette Foundation

9 Rue du Plâtre, 75004 Paris, Frankrike

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Laslood’s Street Art Museum, Amsterdam

The Dutch capital has always been renowned for doing things a little differently, so it should come as no surprise that the city is opening the largest street art museum in the world this ­summer. Housed in a former welding factory at the NDSM Docks on the north side of the river, the building covers some 7,000sq m, twice the size of the famous Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern in London. The collection was started three years ago and now numbers over 100 pieces, including works by leading street artists from all over the world, such as David Walker, Cranio and Douglas Hoekzema, aka Hoxxoh.

Laslood’s Street Art Museum

Immanuel Kanthof 1, 1064 VR Amsterdam

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Last edited: May 16, 2018

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