Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

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Half an hour by train northwards from Copenhagen Central Station (Hovedbanegården) brings you to Humlebæk and the museum and sculpture park of modern art, Louisiana, which is virtually mirrored in the sea of Øresund.

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SONY DSC

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the main attractions this summer is art and architecture from the African continent. The exhibition presents a sensual architectural scenography and numerous installations where visitors can experience architectural space, scale and shape. Belonging and identity are two central themes.

The second main exhibition is devoted to the Scottish artist Peter Doig. He exhibits people and architecture in timeless landscapes in vibrant, glowing colors on large canvases. The artist from Edinburgh mat seem both quirky romantic and ultra-modern, and has received considerable attention internationally.

The view across the Øresund is a big bonus
The view across the Øresund is a big bonus
For more than 40 years the mueseum has been built as a work in progress
For more than 40 years the mueseum has been built as a work in progress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As always, when visiting Louisiana, the art is just a part of the visit. The museum is constructed in a way so that art, architecture and environment ate closely linked and provide an overall experience. The view across the Øresund is a big bonus.

The main villa
The main villa
Framed backside
Framed backside

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louisiana was founded by Knud W. Jensen (1916-2000). He loved arts and culture and loved to watch things grow. This is why the museum for more than 40 years has been built as a work in progress.

Photo inspiration
Photo inspiration
Visitor watching photo
Visitor watching photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why did Jensen choose to name his museum Louisiana? It’s a funny story. The original villa was named after Jensen’s marriages with no less than three women, all of which bore the name Louise!

Max Ernst, Germany, The large frog
Max Ernst, Germany, The large frog
The cafeteria
The cafeteria

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, text and photos:  by Tor Kjolberg