Louisiana Museum of Modern Art – Humlebaek, Denmark

A Remarkable Day Trip and Not Just for the Art

Follow one of Zealand’s most picturesque drives north of Copenhagen to this exceptional museum situated at a stunning site on the “Danish Riviera.”

Since opening in 1958, the Louisiana Museum has brought together art, nature, and architecture in perfect harmony. Its highly regarded exhibitions of modern classics of the post – WW II era as well as the (some­times controversial) vanguard of contemporary art are displayed in spacious, natural-light-flooded halls that embody the very essence of Danish modernism. No less impressive is its permanent collection, including an extensive collection of the fragile and spindly sculptures of Alberto Giacometti and works by Picasso, Francis Bacon, and Georg Baselitz.

The sparkling waters of the Oresund that separates Denmark from nearby Sweden vie for your attention from every window, and the open-air sculpture garden boasts work by such artists as Alexander Calder, Henry Moore, and Jean Arp. The origin of the museum’s name is a curious one: the original landowner had a succession of three wives, all named Louise.

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