Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen
In this nice building there was the risk of being distracted by the rich collection and not noticing the building itself.
That doesn’t happen, because both the entrance and exit are done through the main lobby, where the architectural details are more remarkable.
The oldest part of the museum, the Dahlerup Wing, housing the French and Danish collections, has a façade in red brick with polished granite columns in a Venetian renaissance style.
The Kampmann Wing, more simple, is a neo-classical building, built as a series of galleries around a central and beautiful auditorium.
Linking the two wings is the domed Winter Garden with mosaic floors, and tall palms surrounding a central fountain.
Two attractions in the Glyptotek: The building and the collection.
An easy to see and interesting collection, because it is not too big, but includes many of the biggest names of European art, in painting and sculpture. Furthermore, the display is well conceived.
In my opinion, the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, located at Dantes Plads, is one of the most beautiful museums in Copenhagen and absolutely worth a visit. It was originally Brewer Carl Jacobsen’s private art collection, but to secure the future of the collection, Carl Jacobsen and his wife Ottilia donated it to the public during the period 1888 to 1899.
Today, the museum houses a large collection, with more than 10,000 works (mostly sculptures); ancient art from Egypt, the Near East, Greece and Italy, but the museum has also expanded the collection with French and Danish art from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Besides visiting the art collection, you should spend some time at the Winter Garden. It’s a nice place to relax for a while and enjoy the plants and the dome rising 30 metres above the ground. And behind the museum is a small hidden garden with flowers and a couple of statues. It is free to visit the garden.
The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is a museum in the centre of Copenhagen, very close to Tivoli and Rådhuspladsen. It began as the private villa of Carl Jacobsen, son of the founder of Carlsberg Breweries, who was a dedicated collector of art and sculpture - the name Glyptotek is from the Greek for a storage place for carvings.
While sculptures both ancient and modern are a large feature of the collection, the museum is equally well known for its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings.
The Winter Garden, in the centre of the building, is beautiful and also houses a cafe with highly recommended cakes (I believe the chef has her own TV show on Danish TV!).
A visit to the Glyptotek is free on Sundays.
Ny Carlsberg Glypotek (New Carlsberg Sculpture Museum) Built 1897-1906. It contains works of fine art, mainly sculptures from the last 3,500 years, including Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman collections, as well as Danish and French fine arts from the 19th century.
You'll find a splendid collection of paintings by Paul Gauguin, a collection centered around such French masters as Rodin, Dagas and a number of their contemporaries.
Admission is Free! The Glypotek is the center of many events and part of the collections are works of students of Bertel Thorvaldsen. (His works are housed in the Thorvaldsens Museum, 2 Porthusgade, Copenhagen. Also Free) The Consevatory is a great place to take a rest, green plants flourish year round, reflecting the Mediterranian climate in which many of the museums works orginated.
There are several sculptures in the garden around the Glyptotek, including Rodin's "Thinker" (Not the original of course.)
Admission is Free
The New Carlsberg Glyptotek is a museum of ancient and modern art. The collection consists of ancient art with sculptures from Egypt from 3000 BC, and a large collection of paintings and sculptures, founded by Beer Baron Carl Jacobsen in 1888,
The Winter Garden has a Cafe, and is a beautiful garden garden to walk around and to admire the many statues.
OPEN.... 10-4PM, except Mondays.
FREE ADMISSION ON SUNDAYS.
Established in 1902 by Carl Jacobsen, this museum-cum-art gallery is now run by the Danish state and New Carlsberg Foundation.
It's a great place to wander around and take in the numerous art works, frescoes and general building decor.
There is a cafe located in the Winter Garden which serves light meals and cakes.
OPENING HOURS :
Tuesday to Sunday : 11:00 – 17:00
Closed on Mondays, also 1 January, 5 June & 24-25 December
The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is a museum of antique sculpture from the ancient cultures around the Mediterranean including Egypt, Rome and Greece.
Great collections comprise more than 10,000 works of art.
The Egyptian Collection has more than 1,900 pieces
The French Collection includes works by David and Manet, as well as a large collection of Impressionist painters - Monet, Bonnard and Cezanne.
You can see my favorite Auguste Rodin's 'The Thinker' in the museum garden.
Tuesday - Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Glyptoteket is a wonderful art museum that houses a huge collection(more than 10.000 works).
Brewer Carl Jacobsen and his wife as a rich couple had a great private collection but donated to the public at the end of 19th century. In our days the museum houses much more of course, we loved some items from the mediterranean area (Greece, Italy, Egypt) but also Danish and French art from 18th and 19th centuries (Rodin, Cezanne and Gaugin are some of the famous ones).
We didn’t try the cozy café of the museum because we saw some outrageous prices but instead we preferred to spend some relaxing moments at the backside of the museum where there are the Gardens of Glyptotek(Glyptotekshaven ) with some nice colorful flowers and a lot of statues here and there if you what you saw inside wasn’t enough :) My photos are from outside as I plan to make a travelogue with some nice photos that I have taken inside. By the way the winter gardens (at the airily light central space) are beautiful with a small greenhouse.
The admission fee for the museum is 75DKK but free on Sundays (expect way more people inside of course)
The entrance for the gardens is free daily.
The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday 10.00-16.00
The gardens are open 7.30-21.30 daily
The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is situated by Tivoli and within walking distance from Central Station. It is an art Museum which covers several periods, such as Ancient Egypt, Roman Empire, Danish and French art from the 18th and 19th centuries. This Museum was founded in 1888 by beer baron Carl Jacobsen and has been recently renovated.
I enjoyed my time here. My favourite part of the Museum was the one dedicated to Egypt. The Museum has a lot of pieces about this civilization, which range from mummies to some paintings and sculptures. Some of my favourite photos from Copenhagen were shot inside this Museum, namely the main photo of this tip and also the one that shows some photos of women dressed in typical customs.
We visited on a Sunday, and there were a lot of people around, since the entrance is free of charge on Sundays (actually it was freezing cold outside and raining and the Museum was an excellent choice). Also, you may photograph at ease as long as you don't use flash.
Next to Tivoli there's a great oasis of plants and historical information which should not be missed.
Glyptotek is an art museum which has a lot of halls displaying sculptures and paintings from different era. These include French, Danish and other European painters as well as items from Egypt, the Near East, the Mediterranean and Imperial Rome. It is Carl Jacobsen's private collection, and pretty massive if you ask me - there are more than 10,000 pieces in it! The word "glyptotek" actually means collection of sculptures or something like that. In the middle of the place there's a hall in which concerts are held and there's also a winter garden which is magnificent. If you want to go through the whole place, I suggest you reserve a fair amount of time!
The admission fee for adults is DKK 60 and kids under the age of 18 get in for free. Sundays are free for all, however!
After the excesses of Saturday Night/Sunday Mornings in the city centre you will find that most bars don't open until later on Sundays (that is if they open at all!!) and so this is when the Glyptotek comes in handy as a means of combining a bit of culture with a Sunday morning beer!!
The Glyptotek (which means a collection of sculpture) is one of the many bequests to Copenhagen from the Carlsberg brewer Carl Jacobsen and his wife Ottilia who, in addition to being patrons of many 19th century Danish and French artists (including Rodin), were collectors of Ancient Mediterranean and Egyptian artworks. The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek was completed in 1908 consisting of the 2 original buildings, housing respectively the ancient and modern collections and linked by the Winter Garden. In 1996 a further building, designed by the Danish architect Henning Larsen, was added to house the French Collection of paintings and sculpture, which is considered to be the finest outside France with particular representation of The Impressionists and Post-impressionists including Manet, Monet, Degas, Cezanne and particularly Gaugin who has more than 40 of his works housed here.
The Winter Garden, which links the buildings, is an airily light central space housing a mini-greenhouse of tropical plants as well as the Cafe Glyptotek which is open at the same times as the museum providing a range of light lunches, snacks and beverages - including, of course, a couple of the Carlsberg products themselves (tho' unfortunately, unlike the Carlsberg Brewery, NOT included in the admission price).
The museum is open year round on Tuesdays to Sundays (closed Mondays and certain holidays) from 10am until 4pm and has a standard entrance fee of 50 DKK but is FREE on Sundays.
We found that we were able to see a lot of Copenhagen in the two days we were there.
It was easy to walk to the different places in downtown. It's very compact.
This private art collection was housed in a beautiful building. We especially enjoyed the winter garden area. The colors were so brilliant and the architecture was inviting. The largest collection of ancient art and sculptures in Europe is housed here.
A great place to see more of Copenhagen.
Built at the end of the nineteenth century this place is very much a world-class gallery. The building itself is worth seeing for it's own sake and resembles a sub-tropical greenhouse rather than any common or garden art gallery. It is this central courtyard that people tend to remember.
Within a collection of over 10,000 pictures and sculptures is a collection of impressionist paintings that is as good as anywhere else on the planet. Most of those painting are housed within a much more clinical type annex building.
The gallery has a 50 kr price tag, which is very reasonable in view of the quality of the exhibits, but also opens it's doors for free on Sundays.
My three year old did make a point of explaining to one of the staff that the gallery was defficient in it's collection. As he so wisely said, the gallery was not good as it lacked pictures of 'Postman Pat'. I can see his point. Great curators must make difficult decisions....Pre-raphelites, impressionists, modern, post-modern, medieval , renaissance, Postman Pat...
The New Carlsberg Glyptotek is a must see if you have the time and interest in arts. Its was founded as a private arts collection by brewer Carl Jacobsen and wife Ottilia and donated to the public in 1888-99. And .....yes when you order your Carlsberg around the world some of your money end up here. So with all the beer you drink you can also imagnie how cool the collection of art is here. The buildings was made to house the collection and is something on its own to see.
It has just been rebuild from the inside in the most beautiful way and are now all ready (june 2006) for visitors.
The ancient arts collection is the largest in northern europe and I just love to go to the Egypt part where its made like you are going down a burial chamber. Something els you can if you like meet alot of arts students here as they practise the art of drawing.
Admission 50 kroner, Wednesday and Sunday free.