DENMARK: Visiting the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in July

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.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art entrance
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art entrance

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:

Exhibit at the opening hall
Exhibit at the opening hall, with stairs and elevator for PWDs
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
"The Sleeping Serpent"
“The Sleeping Serpent”
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Exhibit on African art, culture and society
Exhibit on African art, culture and society
Exhibit on African art, culture and society
Exhibit on African art, culture and society
My playful host kid Ane
My playful host kid Ane

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!

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

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:

Lovely summer spent at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Lovely summer spent at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Lovely lunch
Lovely lunch
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, the Danish coast
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, the Danish coast
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Sculptures at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Sculptures at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Slide!
Slide!
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

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?

My clay sculpture. LOL
My clay sculpture. LOL
Collages
Collages
Making house figures with toothpicks, posicle sticks and wood
Making house figures with toothpicks, posicle sticks and wood
Finished art works
Finished art works
A motorcycle made with wires
A motorcycle made with wires

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

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
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