A short train ride from Copenhagen is Denmark’s finest collection of modern art, particularly sculpture, which is housed in the very unprepossessing Louisiana.
As we didn’t have much time this trip to visit museums, I was told that this was a must see. So we took at half hour ride from Copenhagen’s Central station, took a short walk and ended up in what could be the most beautiful setting for a museum I have ever seen.
It doesn’t look like much from the front, but walk inside and you be greeted by Giacometti, Henry Moore, Jean Dubuffet amongst others set beside the most beautiful vistas of the Baltic Sea.
The museum itself is simple but with the Scandinavian touches of exposed wood panelling, large curtain walls and beautiful brick detailing.
Recently, the museum has gone on a huge buying spree, snapping up works by Louise Bourgeois and David Hockney to fill in perceived gaps in the 20c collection. The collection seemed pretty comprehensive to me and it was an extremely pleasant way to while away a couple of hours on a beautiful evening.
By the way, these images were taken around 9pm and the light was amazing.
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Tuesday – Friday 11AM-10PM
You can get there by buying a combined ticket/entrance from a DSB station and getting off at Humlebæk, around 35 mins from Copenhagen. It is a 10 min level walk from the station. The combined return ticket cost approximately DKK200.
29 June 2012