About Magasin III

Magasin III was founded in 1987 to fill a gap. It is private institution with a mission to make the best of contemporary art available to a broad public. Through ambitious presentations of internationally established artists Magasin III has become one of the most important institutions in Sweden for contemporary art.

Magasin III believes that art has the ability to challenge and inspire people and society. That is why we have supported the arts since our inception, providing exhibiting artists with the opportunity to produce new works that influence, engage, and question. Then, as now, we invite you to experience the commitment, ambition and creativity of internationally established artists from around the world. Our exhibitions are at the core of our ever-growing collection of works by artists relevant to our time.

Today Magasin III is one of the leading institutions of contemporary art in Europe. For over 30 years we have lent works from our collection to museums around the world. Located since the beginning in a former warehouse in Frihamnen (the former Free Port of Stockholm) Magasin III also has plans to create international satellite projects.

NEW NAME AND WEBSITE

We have changed our visual identity and our name to Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art. The ‘3’ has become ‘III’ in a typeface with a venerable lineage but designed today. It is a tribute to the original signage on the former warehouse we have called home since opening in 1987.

We have kept our name, but amended it to better describe what we do. Our core mission and role remain the same; it is the content that constantly changes. We were founded to fill a gap. The public gained an exciting, private art platform that has offered Stockholm the very best of contemporary art.

We believe in art’s ability to challenge and inspire people and society. That is why we have supported the arts since our inception, providing exhibiting artists with the opportunity to produce new, unique works. Then, as now, we invite you to experience the commitment, ambition and creativity of internationally established artists from around the world.

Today, Magasin III is one of Europe’s leading institutions for contemporary art and our exhibitions are at the core of our ever-growing collection—artwork that we have been loaning to museums around the world for more than 20 years. Our new look better fits who we are — our role and our commitment.

David Neuman, Museum Director