Come and see Sweden’s greatest artist!
Anders Zorn (1860–1920) has often been called the painters’ painter. A virtuoso artist in everything he did, Zorn created art that is simultaneously earnest and sensuous, everyday and exclusive. No one painted water like Zorn or created portraits with the same bravura or depicted women as sensually. Visit Zorn in his own hometown and be seduced by his art.
The Zorn Museum has the world’s largest collection of works by artist Anders Zorn (1860–1920). A permanent exhibition presents Zorn’s watercolours, oil paintings, sculptures and etchings. A separate room shows the comprehensive collection of silverware that once adorned Zorn House, as well as the awards won by the artist and Emma Zorn’s jewellery. Showing every day is a short film about Anders Zorn, produced by Anders Hanser. The museum also produces temporary exhibitions several times each year. For opening hours, see the column to the right.
Zorn House is one of the most famous artist homes in Sweden. Built and decorated around the turn of last century by Anders and Emma Zorn, it remains today almost untouched since their time. In the originally designed rooms, art and objects from all over the world are mixed with kurbits and traditional artwork from Dalarna: woven tapestries, antique marble sculptures, paintings by old masters and furniture designed by Zorn himself. The house also has a garden with old-fashioned roses, vegetables and fruit trees, as well as sculptures by Zorn. For opening hours, see the column to the right.
Zorn’s Gammelgård and the Textile Room
Beautifully situated on the shore of Lake Siljan, Zorn’s Gammelgård was established by Anders Zorn himself. Here is Sweden’s finest collection of historical timber buildings, some 40 in all, including Sweden’s oldest secular timber building, dating from 1237. Visitors can enter the historical houses, cabins and lofts and imagine the life of Dalarna’s farmers in the past. Our guide is available to show you a selection of buildings. Tours, taking approx. 45 minutes, are free, but there is a general admission charge. Maximum 20 persons per tour. For opening hours, see the column to the right.
Experience the feeling of stepping straight into a Zorn painting at Gopsmor cottage, atmospherically situated near the clear waters of Österdal River. It was here that the artist withdrew in order to live a humble farm life, just like his ancestors in past times. It was also at Gopsmor that Zorn painted some of his most famous works, including Dance in Gopsmor Cottage and Watering the Horse, both at the Zorn Museum. For more information, please read the text about the Zorn Collections. Gopsmor is located near Garberg (Älvdalen municipality), 20 km north of Mora along road 70. Then follow the signs. A guide can show you the large cottage and Zorn’s studio. A good idea is to bring your own coffee and relax at a bench beside the water. For opening hours, see the column to the right.
While parents visit the Zorn Museum and/or the Zorn House, children between 4 and 10 are welcome to our children’s workshop, where a tutor takes care of them. In summer 2015 the workshop will be open Tuesday to Sunday from July 5 to August 6, 12 am to 4 pm. Entrance fee SEK 50:-.