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 Glyptotec: 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.
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.
In my opinion, The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek 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), of 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.
The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is located at Dantes Plads - named after the Italian poet Dante Alighieri (1265-1321). In front of the museum you’ll find a column with a statue of Dante’s beloved Beatrice. The column was a gift from the City of Rome and the unveiling ceremony took place on August 23, 1924.
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.
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