Moderna museet, the Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, Sweden, is a state museum located on the island of Skeppsholmen in central Stockholm, that was first opened in 1958. Alexander Calder (22 July 1898 – 11 November 1976 also known as Sandy Calder, was an American sculptor and Artist most famous for inventing Niki de Saint Phalle, born Catherine-Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint Phalle ( October 29 1930 &ndash May 22, 2002) was a French Jean Tinguely ( 22 May 1925 in Fribourg, Switzerland – 30 August, 1991 in Bern) was a Swiss painter ('stɔkhɔlm is Sweden 's Capital and its largest City. It is the site of the national Swedish government, the parliament, and the "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. Skeppsholmen is one of the islands of Stockholm. It is connected with Blasieholmen and Kastellholmen by bridges Year 1958 ( MCMLVIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Its first manager was Pontus Hultén. Karl Gunnar Vougt Pontus Hultén ( June 21 1924 – October 26 2006) was a Swedish art collector and museum director
It houses Swedish and international modern and contemporary art, including pieces by Picasso and Salvador Dalí and a model of the Tatlin Tower. Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso (October 25 1881 &ndash April 8 1973 Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech 1st Marquis of Púbol (May 11 1904 &ndash January 23 1989 was a Spanish Catalan Surrealist Tatlin’s Tower or The Monument to the Third International was a grand monumental building envisioned by the Russian artist and architect Vladimir Tatlin The museum's restaurant is also famous on its own and popular due to its beautiful location.
Visiting the permanent collection was originally free of charge, but some of the temporary exhibitions had entrance fees. The fees were reinstated in 2007.
In 1993, six works by Picasso and two by Georges Braque totalling more than £40m were stolen from the museum in a renowned coup where the burglars came in through the roof by night, copying the method from the 1955 French movie Rififi (French: Du rififi chez les hommes). Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso (October 25 1881 &ndash April 8 1973 Georges Braque ( May 13, 1882 &ndash August 31, 1963) was a major 20th century French painter and sculptor Rififi is a 1955 French Heist film. Its original French title is Du rififi chez les hommes ("of brawling among men" Only three of the Picasso paintings have been recovered.
Between 1994 and 1998, the museum was temporarily moved while the building in Skeppsholmen was rebuilt by the Spanish architect Rafael Moneo. Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) José Rafael Moneo Vallés (born May 9, 1937) is a Spanish Architect.
In 2005 it played host to the successful onedotzero festival bringing a new younger audience to the museum with screenings, installations, talks and live VJ audio-visual events. onedotzero is a hybrid media production organization activities encompass a DVD label short film distribution festivals education publishing consulting and production
In October 26, 2006, Pontus Hultén died.