Category:Art museums and galleries in Copenhagen
Pages in category "Art museums and galleries in Copenhagen"
The following 20 pages are in this category, out of 20 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 20 pages are in this category, out of 20 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Cisternerne – The Cisterns is a museum in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Cisterns, A Cave within a City Located under Frederiksberg Hill in the heart of Søndermarken Park, the natural formation of stalactites and stalagmites are not uncommon for concrete structures, yet none anywhere can offer the sheer magnitude and diversity of those found here. In February 2009 Forbes listed Cisternerne as one of the more unusual exhibition spaces in Europe, the Cisterns, a long forgotten subterranean reservoir, once contained the supply of drinking water for the Danish capital and could hold as much as 16 million liters of clean water
2. Danish Museum of Art & Design – The Danish Museum of Art & Design is a museum in Copenhagen for Danish and international design and crafts. The exhibition also features a variety of Chinese and German porcelain, the museum houses the biggest library for design in Scandinavia. The museum was founded in 1890 at the initiative of, among others, a purpose-built building designed by Vilhelm Klein and located next to Industriforeningens premises on City Hall Square was completed in 1894 and opened to the public the following year. The exhibitions were housed in galleries, each dedicated to a particular field such as porcelain, faience, silver, furniture, glass. In 1926 the museum moved to its current building, the defunct Fredericks Hospital from 1757, the architects Kaare Klint and Ivar Bentsen had undertaken the necessary alterations and furnishings. The museum is home to the largest library in Scandinavia dedicated to decorative arts, open to the general public, the library is at once a museum library, research library, and Danish central library within its field. Opening hours are Tuesday–Friday from 11–17, the library contains more than 1,000 journals. The latest issues of the 75 journals and magazines which the museum subscribes to can be read in the reading room. The reading room of the library hosts public lectures on design-related topics which draw upon the collections in both the museum and the library, the Danish Design Archive and the Poster Collection are located on the museums first floor. The museum has an auditorium on the first floor seating 120 people. It is rented out for lectures, concerts, receptions and other events, among the events which take place in the auditorium are chamber music concerts with musicians from Copenhagen Philharmonic. Marketed under the name ½12 Concerts, they place on Sundays at 11.30 am
3. The David Collection – The David Collection is a museum of fine and applied art in Copenhagen, Denmark, built around the private collections of lawyer, businessman and art collector C. L. David. The museum is noted for its collection of Islamic art from the 8th to the 19th century. The museum also holds fine and applied art from Europe in the 18th century, all the works of art in the collection of Danish early modern art were acquired by C. L. David himself. The museum is located in a building in 30 Kronprinsessegade in central Copenhagen. From 2006 to 2009 the collection was closed to the public while the premises underwent a refurbishment and rearrangement. When it reopened on 15 May 2009, it was described as the most exclusive museum in Denmark in national Danish newspaper Politiken, the museum is built around the private collection of C. L. David, a barrister of the Danish Supreme Court. The building in Kronprinsessegade which houses the museum used to be the home of the founder and was originally bought in 1810 by his great-grandfather, C. N. David. In 1917 it was re-acquired by C. L. David, on 12 December 1945, the collection, along with the building which houses it, became the independent institution, the C. L. David Foundation and Collection, and the museum opened in 1948. Over the years, the space was continuously expanded and rebuilt as the collections grew. In 1960, on the death of its founder, the Foundation became the heir to his fortune. Further rebuildings have gradually included more rooms and improved facilities, in 2006 the museum was temporarily closed to the public when it embarked on a major refirbishment and rearrangement of the collections. It reopened on 15 May 2009, following the Copenhagen Fire of 1795 the king granted the city a strip of land which had been part of the Rosenborg Castle Gardens. It was on land that Kronprinsessegade 30 was built in the years 1806–07 together with other houses in the street. The building was constructed in the prevailing style for Captain J. C. Krieger by his brother-in-law, the city surveyor, J. H. Rawert, the side building is further extended by means of a side annex of five storeys which originally included the kitchens and servants’ quarters. The architect Carl Petersen was responsible for the first rebuilding of the top floor and this rebuilding was completed around 1920. Part of the top floor were made into three rooms, finished in style with partly coffered ceilings, tall panels, and patterned parquet floors. Two of the also had skylights since these rooms were used as galleries
4. Fotografisk Center – Fotografisk Center is an exhibition space in Copenhagen, Denmark, dedicated to international and Danish photographic art. Since 1 February 2011 it has based in the Tap E building in the Carlsberg area on the border between Vesterbro and Valby. The Fotografisk Centre was established in 1986 by the photographer Lars Schwander, a full range of fine art photography is shown, with equal emphasis on both classical and contemporary photography by international artists as well as Danes. An annual exhibition presents the winners of the Fogtdal Photographers Awards, the Fotografisk Centers exhibition activities include an annually recurrent exhibition entitled Young Danish Photography, presenting a selection of emerging photographers. The exhibitions are accompanied by the publication of a book which documents the exhibitions, the Center also includes a well stocked bookstore that specializes in photography. It features major international publications, limited edition books as well as many of its own publications. Fotografisk Center has also established The Digital Room, a well equipped digital darkroom, the Fotografisk Center publications extend beyond catalogues for its exhibitions with titles such as Among Danish Jews and Marianne Engberg, Photographs, both for the Danish National Museum
5. Den Frie Udstilling – Den Frie Udstilling is a Danish artists association, founded in 1891 by artists in protest against the admission requirements for the Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Modeled on the Salon des Refusés, it is Denmarks oldest association of artists, the first exhibition in 1891 presented 100 works by 18 artists, including Peder Severin Krøyer, Julius Paulsen and Kristian Zahrtmann, who were among Denmarks greatest painters of the period. In 1893, Thorvald Bindesbøll designed a pavilion for the association on a plot near City Hall Square in the very centre of Copenhagen. That year, international painters such as Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh exhibited works there, in 1898, the Free Exhibition moved to Aborreparken where a new pavilion inspired by Egyptian and Greek temples was designed by Willumsen who added an octagonal extension in 1905. As today, the facade was decorated with a relief of Pegasus, in 1913, the building was moved to its present location on Oslo Plads, maintaining sections of Willumsens work. In 1915, disagreements among its members led to the establishment of Grønningen but Den Frie Udstilling has nevertheless maintained its place in Danish art. Since 1950, exhibitors have included such names as Ole Schwalbe, Richard Mortensen, Ejler Bille and Wilhelm Freddie, Willy Ørskov, Hein Heinsen. In 1986, Den Frie Udstilling became a listed building, although comprehensive restoration work was completed in 2006, further improvements reflecting Williumsens original designs will be completed in 2014. There will also be significant extensions, Den Frie Udstilling continues to exhibit contemporary art selected by the artists who are members of the association. As a result, the building hosts exhibitions of experimental art, the associations goal is to act as a platform for artistic divergence, reducing the gap between tradition and innovation. Kunstneres Efterårsudstilling has been held at Den Frie since 1915 and it is an open exhibition, allowing anyone to submit works to be judged by a committee consisting of earlier exhibitors. Den Frie Udstilling is open Tuesdays to Fridays from noon to 5 pm, Saturdays noon to 9 pm, Sundays 10 am to 5 pm, Grønningen De Tretten Bente Lange, Den Frie – Kunstnernes Hus, Copenhagen, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning. Den Frie Udstillingsbygning FKD Official site
6. Hirschsprung Collection – The Hirschsprung Collection is an art museum located on Stockholmsgade in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is located in a setting in Østre Anlæg, near the Danish National Gallery. The emphasis is on the Danish Golden Age, from 1800 to 1850, the museum is built around the personal art collection of Heinrich Hirschsprung, a tobacco manufacturer and patron of the arts who founded his art collection in 1865. Almost four decades later, in 1902, he donated it to the Danish state and it is displayed in a purpose-built Neoclassical museum building designed by Hermann Baagøe Storck and completed in 1911. Heinrich Hirschsprung was a tobacco manufacturer, over a period of four decades, beginning in 1866, Hirschsprung built an extensive collection of Danish art from the beginning of the 18th century and up to their own day. The collection was shown to the public for the first time in 1888 at Charlottenborg and this happened in connection with the Nordic exhibition of Industry, Agriculture, and Art which was expected to draw many foreign visitors to Copenhagen. The exhibition catalogue included 313 items, representing some 60 Danish artists, about half were paintings while the rest were drawings, watercolours, pastels and some sculptures. In 1900, Pauline and Heinrich Hirschsprung decided to donate their art collection to the Danish state and they had a deed of gift drawn up, which was deposited with the Danish Ministry of Cultural Affairs. However, the donation was not made public two years later, in 1902, when the collection was once again exhibited at Charlottenborg. At the same event, the art historian Emil Hannover was put in charge of cataloging the collection, the exhibition at Charlottenborg also included renderings of the planned museum building, which had been designed by the architect Hermann Baagøe Storck. Under the terms of the deed of gift, the Danish state and the City of Copenhagen, on their side, were required to make a site and a building available for its exhibition. This scheme was similar to the one which had agreed upon in connection with Carl Jacobsens foundation of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Still Hirschsprungs demand for an independent building gave rise to a debate on arts politics which went on for several years. A number of individuals also promised to donate works to the collection once it passed into public ownership while others were purchased by Hirschsprung conditional on the same event. In less than a year, Hirschsprung managed to collect the majority of the 180 sculptures included in the 1902 catalogue. The collection represents 20 Danish sculptors,1907 finally saw a successful conclusion to negotiations and a start could be made on building Storcks project from 1902. The site which was chosen was in Østre Anlæg, a park which had been laid out on the grounds of the citys former fortifications. Heinrich Hirschsprung died the year, in 1908, and thus never saw his museum materialize
7. Kunstforeningen – Kunstforeningen, now officially called Gammel Strand after its address, is an exhibition space and non-profit membership organization located at Gammel Strand in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was founded in 1825 to promote and support art through exhibitions, lectures, acquisitions of art works for distribution among the members, support of artists. Kunstforeningen was founded as a society in 1825 by a circle of the most influential figures of the Danish art world during the Danish Golden Age. In 1827 it became a more well-defined and active organization but by 1829 still had only 71 members, the purpose was to broaden the knowledge of art and to bridge the gap between the elite and a wider public. From the beginning, it aimed to influence and not just support the Danish scene. This was achieved by commissioning artworks, rather than just buying finished works, after opposition among members in 1835, this activist practice was toned down in 1835 and more focus was directed at the acquisition and redistribution among members. The society also funded various public artworks, the first public art exhibition was held in 1828 and featured 117 paintings by Jens Juel. In 1835 the society had grown to 1,100 and in the early 1860s it had reached 1,700 members, weekly sessions were held at Hotel Du Nord, then from 1826 at the Freemasons Hall, while the exhibitions were held at the City Hall. Later the societys activities relocated several times before finding their current base at Gammel Strand in 1952. Ever since, the focus has increasingly been on art exhibitions, on 26 September 2010 the building reopened after a major renovation. Kunstforeningens building at Gammel Strand is a house from 1750. It was designed by Philip de Lange, Kunstforeningen hosts five exhibitions every year. The emphasis is on Danish and international contemporary art, one of the annual exhibitions is of works by the years graduates from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. The building has an entrance at the rear, at Læderstræde 15. Danish Golden Age Official website Kunstforeningen at arkitekturbilleder. dk
8. Kunsthal Charlottenborg – Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen is the official exhibition gallery of the Royal Danish Academy of Art. The palatial residence was constructed in 1672–83 for Ulrik Frederik Gyldenløve, in the Baroque architectural idiom shared by Holland, England, the structure contains an extensive library of the fine arts. The dowager queen Charlotte Amalie bought the palace in 1700, the corps de logis was rebuilt facing Kongens Nytorv in 1827 by C. F. Hansen, and contains the Academys Festhall and Antiksalen, the Charlottenborg has become famous for its open spring exhibition, to which anyone may submit work, which is vetted by a jury before a selection is shown. The fall exhibition, Efterårsudstilling, is by invitation