Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen

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A Remarkable Day Trip and Not Just for the Art

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen

Follow one of Zealand’s most picturesque drives north of Copenhagen to this exceptional museum situated at a stunning site on the “Danish Riviera”. Since opening in 1958, the Louisiana Museum has brought together art, nature, and architecture in perfect harmony.

Its highly regarded exhibitions of modern classics of post-WW II era as well as the (sometimes controversial) vanguard of contemporary art are displayed in spacious, natural-light-flooded halls that embody the very essence of Danish modernism.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen
From the exhibitions

No less impressive is its permanent collection, including an estensive collection of the fragile and spindly sculptures of Alberto Giacometti and works by Picasso, Francis Bacon, and George Baselitz.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen
The sparkling waters of the Oresund separates Denmark from nearby Sweden

The sparkling waters of the Oresund that separates Denmark from nearby Sweden vie for your attention from every window, and the open-air sculpture garden boasts work by such artists as Alexander Calder, Henry Moore, and Jean Arp.

The origin of the name of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, is a curious one: the original landowner had a succession of three wives, all named Louise.

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