Woot! Maerose here. This entry is about the well-known and most visited museum in Denmark – the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, which I managed to visit in summer with my Danish host family. Established in 1958 and named after all three wives (all named “Louise”) of Alexander Brun, the first owner of the property, the museum offers permanent and temporary exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. I was personally amazed by the sculptures, the paintings, and the art installations housed by the museum.
I actually visited the museum twice, but I enjoyed it more the second time because of the company. 🙂 I had more time to look at the exhibits, enjoy nice lunch, and play at the playground! Some of the artists featured in the museum are Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Anselm Kiefer, Alberto Giacometti, Pablo Picasso, Yves Klein, Robert Rauschenberg, David Hockney and Asger Jorn. At the time of my visit, the temporary exhibition features African art and culture, and it was pretty amazing! There’s also the mirror room where we played with lights. Here are some shots from the visit:
Now, this art installation was really amazing! It was so in demand that we had to line up and wait for our turn. Inside the small compartment are hanging mirror reflecting lights of changing colors. There were also water or small ponds on the ground to add to the effect. Totally superb!
Of course, there’s also the outdoors, where the sculptures are. The Museum is located on the Danish coast, and the Sweden is visible on the other side of the sea on clear days! How cool is that? Visitors can get warm lunch or some snacks at the museum cafe and eat outdoors with the beautiful coast in the background. Danish children just love rolling down the hills outside the museum, by the way. It’s funny to watch them! Here are some photos of the outdoors:
One of the reasons the museum is popular is that it caters to the young visitors as well! There’s a couple of children sections where kids and kids at heart can play, make art stuff like drawings, paintings and sculptures. How cool is that?
I guess it’s safe to say that Louisiana has become one of my favorite museums! Sometimes I miss Denmark, when I see remembrance of the good times. But nah… Norway is better. 🙂 There you have it. Modern art is cool! Cheers to that! 😉 #spreadlove