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Udstilling | 15/12/09

10 Artistic Excursions

  • Arken Foto: Benita MarcussenArken Foto: Benita Marcussen

Heading out of town during weekends and holidays is always a pleasant alternative, when you need to experience something to take you out of the everyday mindset for a bit. The area around Copenhagen offers lots of museums with collections well worth spending a day indoors for, but don’t forget to enjoy the lovely green scenery surrounding them, when the weather permits it.   

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Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Gammel Strandvej 13
3050 Humlebæk

Louisiana

Louisianas park med skulpturer af Henri Laurens og Henry Moore. I baggrunden Øresund.  Foto: PR, Shigeo Anzai
Louisiana is one of the jewels of Danish art museums and is beautifully located at the Humlebæk bay (so bring a swimsuit, if you go in the summer). The museum hosts six to eight major international exhibitions a year.

How to get there: The train from Copenhagen’s central railway station takes 35 mins. to Humlebæk Station and from here you’ll reach the museum in about 15 mins. on foot.

Food and Drink: Louisiana’s café has a view overlooking the sea and a large number of outdoor seats during summer. It offers a large selection of sandwiches, cakes and fruit.

Find it!
Address:
Louisiana
Gammel Strandvej 13
3050 Humlebæk

Opening Hours: Tues-Fri: 11.00-22.00 p.m. Sat-Sun: 11.00-18.00 p.m. Monday closed.

Contact Information:
Tlf: (0045) 49 19 07 19
www.louisiana.dk"

Gl. Holtegaard

Attemosevej 170
2840 Holte

Gl. Holtegaard

Foto: Erik Refner
This handsome old farm was built in the mid 18th Century by royal master builder Laurids de Thurah. Today it is privately owned and hosts four to six exhibitions a year on everything from installation art to painting. If the weather’s decent you may enjoy a walk in the redesigned baroque garden, which hosts jazz and classical concerts during summer. In an independent annex you’ll find the local history museum which, among other things, displays Vedbækfundende: A unique collection from antiquity.

How to get there: Bus nr 193 leaves from Holte Station and bus nr 195 from Vedbæk Station. It is also possible to go by express bus nr 150S or 300S.

Food and Drink: The eating place Spiseriet is part of the museum and open every day (except Mondays) from 12.00-15.00 p.m. and from 18.00-21.00. It is open for lunch only on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Find it!
Address:
Gl. Holtegaard
Attemosevej 170
2840 Holte

Opening Hours:
Tues, Weds and Fri: 11.00-16.00 p.m. Thurs: 11.00 - 18.00 p.m. Sat-Sun: 11.00-17.00 p.m.

Contact Information:
Tlf: (0045) 45 80 08 78
www.glholtegaard.dk

Ordrupgaard

Vilvordevej 110
2920 Charlottenlund

Ordrupgaard

Foto: Keld Navntoft
This museum is the former home of the art collector Wilhelm Hansen and hosts an excellent collection of Danish and French art from the 19th and the 20th Centuries. The museum was reopened in 2005 after a thorough renovation and also launched a completely new building (see foto) by the well-known Iraqi architect. You may combine a visit to the museum with a walk in the large surrounding park which boasts a beech wood, a baroque garden, a rose garden and meadow.

How to get there: By train to Klampenborg or Lyngby station, and then bus nr 388 to Vilvordevej.

Food and Drink: If there’s no time to pack your lunch beforehand, you may spoil yourself with a visit to Café Ordrupgaard Food & Wine, located in the new annex and run by the chefs behind the famous Michelin restaurant The Paul in Tivoli.

Find it!
Address:
Ordrupgaard
Vilvordevej 110
2920 Charlottenlund

Opening Hours: Tues, Thurs and Fri: 13.00-17.00 p.m. Weds: 13.00 - 19.00 p.m. Sat-Sun: 11.00-17.00 p.m.

Contact Information:
Tlf: (0045) 39 64 11 83
fax: (0045) 39 64 10 05
www.ordrupgaard.dk

Tegners Museum og Statuepark

Museumsvej 19
3120 Dronningmølle

Tegner’s Museum and Sculpture Park

Foto: Jens Nørgaard Larsen
Rudolph Tegner was a much-criticized artist while he lived, but luckily, as the years have passed, people are beginning to appreciate his mannered and theatrical sculptures, which are placed both indoors at the museum and outdoors in the beautiful and windy sculpture park in Dronningmølle.

If you’re bringing the kids, call the museum beforehand to find out when they organise the next treasure hunt among the sculptures.

How to get there: The easiest way is by car, but you may also take a train from the Central Railway station to Elsinore, change to the train to Gilleleje and get off at Kildekrog Trinbræt or Dronningmølle Station.

Food and Drink: The eating place Vognporten sells ice cream, sodas etc. Packed lunches may be enjoyed, but drinks must be bought. A barbecue is available for use.

Find it!
Address:
Tegners Museum og Statuepark
Museumsvej 19
3120 Dronningmølle

Opening Hours: Monday closed. April 15th – May 31st 12.00-17.00 p.m. June 1st – August 8th 9.30-17.00 p.m. September 1st – October 20th 12.00 – 17.00 p.m.

Contact Information:
Tlf: (0045) 49 71 91 77
www.rudolphtegner.dk

Arken - Museum for Moderne Kunst

Skovvej 100
2635 Ishøj

Arken

Foto: fotograf Lars Skaaning
This museum looks like a large and sharply edged steamboat located by Ishøj Beach. The building was designed by Søren Robert Lund, and has received both critique and praise, but mostly praise during later years, particularly now that the museum has managed to achieve a status as the Louisiana of the west region.
Slowly, but with determination, this museum has acquired its own collection of contemporary art. Its special exhibitions focus on art from 1945 and onwards. Especially the 150 metres long ‘art axis’ is a spectacular sight and don’t forget to visit the lavatories while you’re there! Concerts and lectures are often organised during weekends and if the weather calls for bathing, the beach close by is one of the best around.

How to get there: By S-train to Ishøj Station, from whence bus nr 128 will take you directly to the museum. Otherwise the walk from the station is quite enjoyable.

Food and Drink: Next to the building is the café which boasts a spectacular view of Køge Bay. It offers coffee, cakes and a large selection of lunch dishes.

Find it!
Address:
Arken - Museum for Moderne Kunst
Skovvej 100
2635 Ishøj

Opening Hours:
Tues-Sun 10.00-17.00 p.m. Weds 10.00-21.00 p.m. Monday closed.

Contact Information:
Tlf: (0045) 43 54 02 22
www.arken.dk

Øregaard Museum

Ørehøj Alle 2
2900 Hellerup

Øregaard

Foto: Ikke oplyst
The white house in the green park in Hellerup was built in 1806 by French architect J.J. Ramée and was for many years summer residence to the wealthy Søbøtker family from Copenhagen. In 1921 the house was converted into a museum and today it hosts two to three art exhibitions a years along with local history collection of paintings etc. The museum is surrounded by a beautiful green park which is well worth a visit on foot (see foto) and activities such as kite flying and Easter egg hunts are often take place here.

How to get there: The S-train to Hellerup Station from whence you may reach the museum on foot in about 10 mins.

Food and Drink: It is not possible to buy food at the museum, but bring your own lunch and enjoy it outside in the park, if the weather’s nice.

Find it!
Address:
Øregaard Museum
Ørehøj Alle 2
2900 Hellerup

Opening Hours:
Weds-Fri 14.00-17.00. Sat-Sun 12.00-17.00.

Contact Information:
Tlf: (0045) 39 61 11 07
www.oregaardmuseum.dk

Frederiksborgmuseet

Frederiksborg Slot 0
3400 Hillerød

Frederiksborgmuseet

Foto: Christian Als
This museum, which is placed in Frederiksborg Castle, holds Denmark’s largest collection of portraits. There also historical paintings, tapestries, furniture and other objects from the art industry as well as two very handsome halls: The audience hall and the banqueting hall.

Close by the museum is the Castle’s church where the Danish prince Joachim was married to the princess Alexandra.

How to get there: By S-tog to Hillerød Station from whence busses nr 701 or 702 will take directly to the castle.

Food and Drink: You may visit the eating place Leonora close by the castle, which is open at lunchtime and offers a large selection of light dishes.

Find it!
Address:
Frederiksborgmuseet
Frederiksborg Slot 0
3400 Hillerød

Opening Hours:
April-Oct 10.00-17.00 p.m. Nov-March 11.00-15.00 p.m.

Contact Information:
Tlf: (0045) 48 26 04 39
www.frederiksborgmuseet.dk

Kastrupgårdsamlingen

Kastrupvej 399
2770 Kastrup

The Kastrupgård Collection

Foto: Fra Kastrupgårdsamlingens hjemmside
Kastrupgård is the art museum of Tårnby and located in an old manor house from the 18th Century. The museum opened for the first time in 1977 and its collection of modern art has been acquired gradually by Tårnby Municipality since 1970. Special exhibitions are arranged regularly.

How to get there: By bus nr 250 S or 2A or by train to Kastrup, from whence it is a 10 mins walk.

Food and Drink: The café is located in the rococo room in the main building and serves hot and cold drinks and a selection of cakes.

Find it!
Address:
Kastrupgårdsamlingen
Kastrupvej 399
2770 Kastrup

Opening Hours:
Tues-Sun 14:00-17:00 p.m. Weds 14:00-20:00 p.m. Mondays closed.

Contact Information:
Tlf: (0045) 32 51 51 80
www.kastrupgaardsamlingen.dk

Sophienholm

Nybrovej 401
2800 Kongens Lyngby

Sophienholm

Foto: Torben Christensen
This beautifully located building was built in 1768 by Theodorus Holm. Today the main building has been converted into a museum. It does not have a permanent collection, but organises about six to eight exhibitions a year with especially Danish, but also international artists og the highest standards. The house is surrounded by a park facing Bagsværd Lake and was designed in the beginning of the 19th Century inspired by English garden designs with romantic undertones from France and Germany.

How to get there: By train to Lyngby Station and then bus nr 191 to Sorgenfri.

Food and Drink: Sophienholm Cafeteria offers a large selection of lunch dishes and hot foods. The Cafeteria is open in the evening as well.

Find it!
Address:
Sophienholm
Nybrovej 401
2800 Kongens Lyngby

Opening Hours:
Tues-Sun 11.00-17.00 p.m. Thurs 11.00-20.00 p.m.

Contact Information:
Tlf: (0045) 45 88 40 07
www.sophienholm.dk

Nivaagaard Malerisamling

Gammel Strandvej 2
2990 Nivå

Nivaagaard Collection of Paintings

Foto: Peter Elmholt
The collection of paintings in Nivå is displayed in a small light temple and several modern buildings by the beautiful manor house Nivaagaard. The collection was founded by estate owner Johannes Hage, who left the entire collection to the public in 1908. The main focus is on Italian and Dutch art from the 15th and 16th Centuries and the collection boasts a real Rembrandt, which was stolen in one of the major theft cases in recent Danish history. The case later inspired the making of the Danish film Rembrandt. The museum also hosts various special exhibitions. If the weather permits it, the old romantic garden with several very old and handsome trees and rhododendron beds is definitely worth a visit.

How to get there: By train to Nivå Station and then it’s a 10 mins walk. Busses nr 95N, 354, 375, 388, 821 also pass close by.

Food and Drink: The museum has a cosy café, where you may have coffee whilst enjoying the view of the garden. It also offers light dishes.

Find it!
Address:
Nivaagaard Malerisamling
Gammel Strandvej 2
2990 Nivå

Opening Hours:
Tues-Fri 12:00-16:00 p.m. Sat-Sun 11:00-17:00 p.m. Mondays closed.

Contact Information:
Tlf: (0045) 49 14 10 17
www.nivaagaard.dk

 

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