At 110 kilometers (68.3 miles) in length, the Stockholm Subway System is said to be the world’s longest art exhibit. Travelling by metro is like travelling through an exciting story that extends from the artistic pioneers of the 1950s to the art experiments of today. Over 90 of the 100 subway stations in Stockholm have been decorated with sculptures, mosaics, paintings, installations, engravings and reliefs by over 150 artists. What a fun and inexpensive way to explore the art and culture of an incredible city like Stockholm!
The photos below are via jesper.nu although no photographer is cited. Some further searching showed the same pictures used on various blogs but no original source for the photographs. If you know who took these please let us know in the comments below!
|Since 1997 SL has been running regular guided tours of the art in the Stockholm Metro. Each week they travel along one of the Metro lines, visiting four or five stations at a time. During the trip one of their expert, qualified guides will tell you more about the art, the architecture and the artists behind the works. If you were to go on all of the guided tours for a whole year, you would visit over 90 stations and see art created from the 1950s to the present day. There is no extra charge for the guided tours, but you will need a valid ticket in order to join. The tours are in Swedish all year round, with English tours available in the summer. Pick up a timetable at the SL Center or download one from www.sl.se/konstakningar|