150 Years of Swedish Art features forty-four paintings that provide an overview of the history of Swedish art since about 1862 until the present time, demonstrating the wonderful vitality of that tradition, including works by gallery artist Mamma Andersson. 150 Years of Swedish Art, the most ambitious exhibition of the Hillstrom Museum of Art to date, is part of the Museum's celebration of the Sesquicentennial of Gustavus Adolphus College, which was founded in 1862.
Around half of the artworks have been lent by Stockholm's Nationalmuseum, while the rest are on loan from Moderna Museet. These sister institutions are the two most important art museums in Sweden. Although the artists represented in the exhibit are of fundamental importance in the collections of those national museums, many of them are not yet well known in the U.S.