Louisiana Museum

Louisiana Museum

Gammel Strandvej, Humleboek,
Copenhagen, Denmark
Opening Hours: Tue to Fri: 11 AM to 10 PM
Sat, Sun: 11 AM to 6 PM
Price: 100 kr (14.4 USD) - 115 kr (16.6 USD)

Louisiana is an extraordinary museum-cum-gallery straddling hilltop grounds between Copenhagen and Helsingør, with views across the Øresund. Designed as an adjunct to a mansion built in 1855, the new galleries snake across the park, flowing from wing to wing. The sun-filled passage leading to the temporary exhibitions in the East Wing features indigenous American artifacts and other sculptures. Featuring works from the museum’s own collection, the North Wing’s highlights include drawings by Hockney, Picasso, and a lumpy Lava Chair by American sculptor Scott Burton. Seminal Danish CoBrA Group artist Asger Jorn has a room devoted to his garishly distorted images, and spindly sculptures look like they are ready to escape from the Giacometti Room. The three-story Children’s Wing offers courses and the chance for kids to experiment with paint and clay. Added in 1971, the West Wing displays more artwork from the permanent collection, such as American Pop Art from Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein, or somber examples of German Expressionism by Georg Baselitz as well as mad sculptures by Jean Tinguely. Outside, wander around rolling parkland and get up close to sculptures from Heerup and Moore. The Lake Garden showcases five different summerhouses by international architects

See website for current exhibitions.Also open some Mondays during school vacations.

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