The Crown Princess Couple attend a sculpture exhibition reception

The Crown Princess Couple and USA's ambassador Kenneth A. Howery.

The Crown Princess Couple and USA's ambassador Kenneth A. Howery. Photo: The USA's embassy in Stockholm

On Tuesday 1 September, The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel attended a reception at the USA's embassy in connection with the 'Alice Aycock on Royal Djurgården' sculpture exhibition.

To mark American artist Alice Aycock's sculpture exhibition on Royal Djurgården, the USA's ambassador Kenneth A. Howery held a garden reception for The Crown Princess Couple and invited guests.

The artist also attended the reception via video link and spoke about her works.

The sculpture exhibition was opened by Prince Daniel in June, and is Alice Aycock's first exhibition in Scandinavia and the first to be arranged by Princess Estelle's Cultural Foundation.

Alice Aycock

Alice Aycockexternal link, opens in new window lives and works in New York, and has enjoyed great international success since the early 1970s. She was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in Contemporary Sculpture in 2018.

Aycock's work can be found in museum collections around the world, including the Australian National Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum and the Metropolitan Museum in New York. She is also known for her many public installations in locations including fourteen different universities in the US.

One of the sculptures from Alice Aycock's exhibition on Royal Djurgården.

One of the sculptures from Alice Aycock's exhibition on Royal Djurgården. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

About the sculpture exhibition

The exhibition 'Alice Aycock on Royal Djurgården' consists of six sculptures from the Turbulences series. The works are inspired by extreme weather conditions such as storms and uncontrollable tornados, and Aycock has attempted to create visual metaphors for these phenomena.

This year, the sculpture exhibition has been arranged for the first time by Princess Estelle's Cultural Foundation.

The sculptures have been positioned along Djurgårdsbrunn Bay below the National Museum of Science and Technology and Rosendal Palace, and will be on display until 27 September 2020.

More information about the sculpture exhibition can be found hereexternal link, opens in new window and on the website of Princess Estelle's Cultural Foundationexternal link, opens in new window.

The previous sculpture exhibitions held on Royal Djurgården in 2016, 2017 and 2018 were arranged by Galleri Andersson/Sandström in association with the Royal Djurgården Administration.

The sculpture exhibitions on Royal Djurgården were originally an initiative by Prince Daniel.