Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen

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    From beer to arts

    by TheView Updated Aug 7, 2007

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    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.

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    by mindcrime Written Mar 13, 2012

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    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

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    by barrikello Written Jul 21, 2004

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    Not only is this museum worth for its masterpieces - some of the most famous in the world - but it's also interesting for its inner architecture, that can be seen in the picture. This museum was created in 1888 with the donations by Carl adn Ottilia Jacobsen, owners of the Carlsberg breweries.
    Among the masterpieces, paintings by Cezanne, Degas, Van Gogh and Gaugin.

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    by Annebl Written Nov 29, 2003

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    An art exhibition containing everything from ancient sculptures (this is what the collection was initially made up of) to newer paintings by some of the most famous artists in the world. The Carlsberg name stems from the fact that it was Carl Jacobsen, the founder of Carlsberg, who started up the collection. Monet, Renoir, van Gogh and many many others are represented. There is truly an amazing content of art for any taste.

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    by Imaniac Updated Feb 15, 2004

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    Carlsberg Glyptotek is an art museum. It was founded by the Carlsberg family, famous for their beer. There are 3 main features, Egyptian art, Italian art and paintings. The museum is so big, you can actually get lost there. Even for non art lovers, this is a must see Some of the artists on display are Gauguin, van Gogh, Picasso and Rodin. The museum is located near the train station, at the Tivoli.

    The museum is opened every day from 10 to 4. Admission is 30 Kroner for adults, but there is free entrance on wednesdays.

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    by Sjalen Updated Jun 19, 2003

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    If you like good art, this is the place in town to see. Carlsberg is a brewery, yes, but the owner family has always sponsored things they believe in or like, and art is one of those things. Carl Jacobsen founded the Glyptotek and simply donated his collection to the general public in 1888 and 1899. The antique collection includes Etrurian, Greek and Roman art and the modern collection includes mainly French and Danish sculpture and paintings. Children are welcome and get in for free whilst for the rest of us, it's free Wednesdays and Sundays. The café is in a great, classical setting next to the Winter Garden.

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    by ValbyDK Updated Apr 1, 2012

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    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.

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    by lmkluque Updated Nov 3, 2013

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    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

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    by elcolibri Updated Oct 9, 2003

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    Near the Tivoli gardens at the heart of Copenhagen is seated the Carslberg Glyptotek, a fine museum with sculptures, egyptian mummies and paints of danish and foreigner artists. It is an extraordinary experience in Copenhagen.

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    Not just another museum

    by Christina1881 Updated Jul 16, 2003

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    "Ny Carlsberg Glyptoteket" is an old building in the center of Copenhagen, close to the main train station - it is a museum - one of my favorites - with aincient sculptures, paintings... and the most fantastic the stage from where you from time to time can experience some of the most beautiful concerts!
    "Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman collections. French and Danish Art of the 19th Century"

    (The sculptur on the picture is called "Mother of the waters" and was made by the danish sculptor Kai Nielsen - it is located in Glyptoteket)

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    Definitely a Sunday Morning Thing To Do!

    by johngayton Updated Mar 18, 2008

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    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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    by hassan_abu Updated Mar 30, 2005

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    The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is an art museum.
    Collection of Carlsberg Beer founder, Carl Jacobsen (1842-1914).
    The museum houses an eclectic mix of antique sculptures.
    Works by Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Degas, Cézanne, van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Rodin and Bonnard are are all found in the museum.

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    by micas_pt Updated May 9, 2010

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    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.

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    Not the fullest of collections.....?

    by sourbugger Written Jan 30, 2008

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    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...

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    by chancay Written Dec 17, 2002

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    A great museum with special expositions from RODIN and a lot of other exponents from egypt and rome. Besides a fantastic collection of paintings.

    And: Wednesdays and Sundays entrance free

    I didn´t have a lot time in Copenhagen, so I only saw the Glyptothek and Toussauds Wax museum, but there are a lot of more great museums in Copenhagen, it´s amazing.

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