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Tuesday we went to Artipelag, a pretty spectacular new museum in the archipelago on the east coast of Sweden. It was built by the founder of Baby Bjorn, with great attention to detail. We liked the wide windows that brought the outdoors in and the way that massive archipelago rocks were kept in place and worked into the design of the rooms.  Below you can see the rock wall in the bathroom, for example, and the rock in the lunchroom with its live candles marching along one edge.

I took some of these pictures, and Stuga 40 took the rest. The current exhibit features the still life paintings of Giorgio Morandi (Italian, 1890-1964) and ceramic pieces made in admiring response by British potter and author Edmund de Waal. (Some people know the latter for the book The Hare with Amber Eyes, a memoir highlighting his family’s netsuke art.) I had not known about Morandi and found his simple, domestic shapes and shadows beautiful.

I should mention that the food at Artipelag was delicious. We had a smörgåsbord buffet, and Stuga 40 made sure we knew how to eat the dishes in the correct Swedish order. I have posted a picture of her friend Anna (in orange) discussing the art with me.

On less wet days, you can have a beautiful walk up and down the Artipelag grounds or tie up your boat at the museum’s dock and climb up for a picnic.































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