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.
"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)
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.
The Museum's century old building was designed by Danish architect Vilhelm Dahlerup. It is centered around a glass-domed conservatory replete with Palm Trees and Mediterrenean greenary, creating an atmospheric complement to the antiquities collections it exhibits. It is really a place for Art & History lovers.
Ny Glypttotek is open from 10a.m to 04.00 p.m daily, except Monday. Admission ticket is 30 DKK for Adults and for children its free. But if u go on Wednesday or on Sunday, its Free for ALL !.
If you are visiting in the off season, consider attending one of the chamber concerts given on Sunday from October to March in the museum's columed concert hall, which is lined up by life-size statues of Roman patricians.
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is an art museum on an international scale situated right in the centre of Copenhagen. It houses impressive collection of Ancient GREEK, ROMAN, EGYPTIAN & ETRUSCAN art as well as paintings from the Danish Golden Age. The Museum building itself is a Tour de Force, which borrows from all the great architectural epochs, ranging fromt he venetians Renaissance, through austere classicism with its ancient antcedents, to the modern Henning Larsen building, which opened in 1996.
some backgrounds to the Glypthotek:
The founder of the Glyptotek was the brewer Carl Jacobsen (1842-1914), who also started one of the largest private art collections of his time. He named it after his Carlsberg brewery, adding 'Glyptotek', meaning 'collection of sculpture'. Jacobsen was equally interested in French and Danish art, and antique art originating from the Mediterranean area.
Carl Jacobsen subsequently bequeathed his collection to public ownership. Two deeds dating from 1888 and 1899 committed the recipients, the Municipality of Copenhagen and the Danish state, to supporting the construction of a museum. In 1902, Carl Jacobsen secured the financial basis for the running of this by setting up the Ny Carlsberg Foundation, which has been jointly responsible for running the museum as a self-governing institution since 1953, along with the Municipality of Copenhagen and the Danish State.
The Collection of Ancient Art follows the development of sculpture from its beginnings in Egypt c. 3000 BC to the end of the Roman imperial period in the 5th century AD. The Modern Collection contains Danish and French paintings and sculpture from the 19th century onwards. The highlights of these two collections are described in the guide.
The original collections have been continually added to, and new aspects included, not least thanks to donations from the Ny Carlsberg Foundation. Other substantial collections are on permanent loan here, including a series of Egyptian works on loan since 1908 and a large number of French paintings transferred from Statens Museum for Kunst, the Danish national gallery. Among the larger bequests, special mention should be made of the series of Paul Gauguin paintings donated by the founder's son, Helge Jacobsen, in 1927.
I think you can see every day or at least at these two days a week when no entrance fee is to pay a lot of students sitting in the halls of the Glypthotek painting or drawing a sculpture or one of these amazing drawings.
On the photo you see one of the halls where mainly wortks of Rodin are located.
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.
Glyptoteket is a massive collection of art which is really special. You should come here if you are interested in art. In the photo is Medusa. She's the one if you look into her eyes you will turn to stone. Looks like she's the one that turned to stone though!
One of the great art museums of Europe, this museum has a combination of antiquities and European masters.
Immerse yourself with awesome art works from Ancient Egypt (they have mummies), Rome (vast collection of sculptures),and many more!
The admission is free on Sundays.