The Bohus Hall

Location: Upper floor

The Bohus Hall

The coastal scenery of Bohuslän is reflected in an exhibition that combines art and science. It is about sea and granite cliffs, about weather and shimmering light, about plants and animals.

Our relationship with nature is reflected in how we portray it in our art. The artistic discovery of the Bohus coast came with the Romanticism of the nineteenth century. There was a revaluation of the harsh landscape, which had previously been dismissed as “a bare and sorrowful deathbed of Nature”. Since then the coastal scenery has been a living and much-loved theme in art.

The exhibition raises questions surrounding how we perceive and use nature. What causes changes in nature? Where does it go too far and become the destruction of nature?

The texts are available in Braille, and can be requested at our reception desk.