Louisiana in Humlebæk (35 km north of Copenhagen) is a museum for modern art. The museum has a huge collection of art from the period after 1945, including major works by Picasso, Warhol, Asger Jorn, and many other famous artists. Louisiana also offers 4-6 temporary exhibitions every year, and the exhibition programme focuses on international, modern and contemporary art as well as international photo, design and architecture shows. My latest visit was in July 2010 and the museum had an interesting exhibition of paintings by Edward Munch and Andy Warhol. Check their homepage to see what’s going on if you plan to visit Louisiana…
I'm normally not a big fan of modern art museums, but I still love to visit Louisiana. The museum is located next to Øresund with a beautiful sea view, and the surrounding park is also a very nice place for a walk. The park is filled with sculptures, and modern art and the green areas are kind of merged together here at the museum. I guess this is why I like Louisiana more than other modern art museums.
The museum has a café, which has a nice view of Øresund from the outdoor terrace. There is also a shop where you can buy Scandinavian design and more.
Located 35 km north of Copenhagen on the Øresund coast at Humlebæk. This makes a great day trip.
People come from all over the world to see Louisiana.
World class collection of paintings and sculpture, Danish and International (e.g. Giacometti). Housed in an unusual maze of galleries in woodland next to the beach.
There is a bus or you can pay for a train ticket at Copenhagen Station which includes admission to the gallery, saving you money.
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In lovely gardens, so try to go when weather is good.
I'm not very cultured (actually, I am but don't feel the need to flaunt it), but thoroughly enjoyed it.
I was taken by bus as part of a conference excursion, but you could get the train. Its a nice trip along the local "riviera".
Modern Art? It's not everyone's cup of tea, but personally I find it endlessly provoking and revealing. And if you know the "vocabulary" of the artists, it can be fun to play along. The collections of the Louisiana Museum are particularly strong in sculpture: Giacometti and Calder are particularly well represented. There are also many two-dimensional masterworks of the most prominent twentieth century artists, from Picasso to Richter, from Joseph Beuys to Damian Hirst. And since Denmark is in the advance of modern art and design, you'll find important Danish artists here as well. Indeed, this is a European counterpart to New York City's MOMA.
The cafe and bookstore are excellent too! You can easily spend several hours looking at the temporary exhibits as well. You probably shouldn't hope to see "it all" on one visit; you're just going to have to come back to Denmark sometime!
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is located in a shoreline community to the north of the city of Copenhagen. It is easily accessible by train - or by private vehicle, which is how I travelled there.
Museum of modern art - with, among others, pictures of Andy Warhol and Picasso!
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is situated in Denmark on the North Zealand coast in a spacious, old park with a fine view across the sound of Sweden.
It houses an exquisite collection of modern art by international artists such as Arp, Francis Bacon, Calder, Dubuffet, Max Ernst, Sam Francis, Giacometti, Kiefer, Henry Moore, Picasso, Rauschenberg and Warhol.
Every year, the Louisiana Museum shows six to eight major exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, including classical masters of modern art as well as new and upcoming international artists.
For these both solo and group exhibitions the museum publishes catalogues in the Louisiana Revy series as well as special catalogues.
Louisiana is not merely an experience in modern and contemporary art, but a congenial reflection of the interplay between art, architecture and landscape.
The park serves as an ideal setting for displaying the museum’s collection of modern sculptures.
Similarly the prominent museum buildings, constructed between 1958 and 1998, offer a fascinating background for the permanent collection of twentieth century art.
The relaxing atmosphere, the museum’s permanent collection, changing exhibitions of art, films, concerts, the children’s wing, the café service indoors and outdoors, the museum shop with its large selection of books, art reproductions, graphics, posters, postcards, design and classical CDs - all combine in making Louisiana a pleasure to visit.
(Information taken from the webpage on the museum)
For you modern art buffs, be sure to check out Louisiana. It does require at lest a half day, though, as it takes about 45 minutes to get out there. The collection is decent and the space is spectacular. I doubt any museum space can ever complement the art as well as this place's. It's hard to describe. Let's just say, if you've got someone in your group that would rather be outdoors than looking at art, bring them along and they'll appreciate it too.
If you are interested in modern art, take a trip to Lousiana, a museum with an interesting collection and changing temperary exhibitions. The museum is situated in a big sculpure garden with the most lovely view of the sea.
Fantastic place even if you don't normally enjoy art! Forget stuffyness - here even the children can create. You can set aside at leat half a day here, preferrably a full day. There are several buildings full of different modern art and the park is great for a picnic or just to enjoy the sculptures and the view across to Sweden. There is also always an exhibition. Last time I was here it was about Danish architect Utzon (who designed Sydney opera house amongst other things).
Sorry, but what I like most about Copenhagen ISN'T in Copenhagen, but quite near, at a 30-minute train ride to the North in the lovely town of Humlebæk. Louisiana is a museum of contemporary art set in a wonderful location on the Øresund, the narrow sea strait separating Denmark and Sweden. This summer I noticed general improvements in the museum's facilities with respect to 1998; a wondeful display about architect Jørn Utzon's career was on this summer. What I like most is the way art is almost woven in the natural surroundings, with many works of art in the open air, and the freedom with which you can roam on the perfectly kept grass lawns. From which other museum in the world can you enjoy this view from the café?
This MUSEUM, situated at the coast of the ORESUND, has uniquely combined a site of exceptional nature, outstanding architecture and a world-class art collection from the 20th Century, international special exhibitions and CONCERTS.
There is of course, a fine MUSEUM SHOP and a restaurant with terrace from where you have a most wonderful view over the ORESUND.
There is a CHILDREN'S WING and a LAKE GARDE which is pure please to walk through, admiring the works of art hidden among the lush green and on sloping lawns....
OPEN: daily 10AM - 5PM and on Wednesdays10AM - 10PM....
You can get special discount tickets from the Copenhagen Railway stations and from HELSINGBORG.
We spent a few precious hours here together with our (VT) friends Merete and Tom on a lovely, sunny, Saturday afternoon last June.
Definitely a place I can recommend to you!
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