On Tjörn we love art and nature. From the jetty at the Nordic Watercolor Museum, you can dip your paintbrush in water while you dip your toes in the sea. From the cliffs of the historic landscape of Sculpture in Pilane, you can gaze out over the sea with the sculpture Anna by your side. Across the water stands Pater Noster, the king of lighthouses, where you have a world-class design hotel that offers you a home on the horizon.
Nordic Watercolor Museum
World Class Art
NORDIC WATERCOLOR MUSEUM. With its magical location by the sea on the outskirts of Skärhamn, the Nordic Watercolour Museum has an atmosphere of clarity and creativity. Since the museum opened in 2000, it has hosted a series of world class international exhibitions. Among the exhibitors have been Salvador Dali, Bill Viola, Louise Bourgeois and Swedish favourites such as Elsa Beskow, Anders Zorn and Lars Lerin.
In 2024, the exhibition year at the Nordic Watercolor Museum begins with the exhibition 'Process – On the Joy of Painting Watercolor' (February 11–May 5, 2024). During the summer, works by the Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck will be on display (May 26–September 22, 2024), and in the fall, we will explore the works of Christine Ödlund (October 13–March 2, 2025).
SCULPTURE IN PILANE. Every summer in the historic Bohuslän landscape, alongside Stone Age remains and grazing sheep, is a sculpture exhibition of world-leading artists. One of the world's largest and most beautiful works of art, the 14 meter high sculpture ANNA, by the Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, sits high on the cliffs with her timeless face turned to the sea while the seasons flow around her.
PATER NOSTER. The Pater Noster lighthouse on the island of Hamneskär guided sailors for over 150 years. The masterful architecture of this legendary lighthouse is now a home on the horizon. The solitary lighthouse keeper's residence is one of the world's foremost design hotels, and has won several awards such as the World's Best Hotel Concept 2021 and the Stora Turismpriset 2022.