• Artistic Offerings in Copenhagen: Gauguin, Picasso & Monet

    by  • July 4, 2016 • Art, Copenhagen, Exhibitions

    Take in some artistic might in the Danish capital this summer.

    Copenhagen is a fantastic place to visit, whatever the time of year and particularly if you are a fan of art and design. Visit over the summer however and you can also take advantage of some fantastic artistic exhibitions, offering the perfect spot of respite from the Scandinavian sun. Here’s a trio of special exhibitions being held in and around the Danish capital over the next few months:

    Gauguin’s Worlds
    Currently on display at the NY Carlsberg Glyptotek, this special exhibition is devoted to the works of the French Post-Impressionist artist, Paul Gauguin, with over 70 works spanning every creative media employed by the artist. Indeed, Gauguin’s Worlds presents an overview of his entire artistic portfolio, concentrating in particular on his experimental explorations of the ‘primitive’. Running until the 28th of August, the Gyptoteket is open from 11am to 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Entrance is DKK 95 and children under the age of 18 are free. Visit on a Tuesday and you’ll get free admission regardless of age!

    Picasso before Picasso
    Running across the summer at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, this special exhibition sees 28 of Picasso’s earliest works, on loan from the Museu Picasso in Barcelona, originating from the very start of his artistic career. Indeed, Picasso showed remarkable artistic genius from an early age, declaring “at the age of fourteen I could draw like Raphael”. The exhibition is on display until the 11th of September, with the museum open from Tuesday to Sunday (closed Mondays) from 11am until 10pm (6pm at weekends). Tickets cost DKK 115 for adults (free for children under the age of 18).

    Monet. Beyond Impressionism
    Home to an impressive collection of French Impressionist art and Danish art from the Golden Age, Copenhagen’s Ordrupgaard Museum is preparing to launch Scandinavia’s largest Monet exhibition in recent times. The exhibition will be the first in Denmark to showcase Monet’s legendary series paintings with famous motifs as the city’s bridges and cathedrals, the water lilies of the artist’s garden and the yellow haystacks. Bringing together over 50 paintings normally on display in Paris, New York and Tokyo, this is set to be a fantastic exhibition and one worth taking the time to see. Opening on the 24th of August, the exhibition runs through until the 4th of December, with opening daily (except Mondays) from 11am until 6pm (until 9pm on Wednesdays). Entrance costs DKK 110, with free admission for under 18s.


    With a French grandmother, childhood holidays on the continent and a degree in French and Spanish, a love of languages and travel has always been in my blood. Fresh from university with an unfettered enthusiasm to show off my linguistic ability and first-hand knowledge of the world beyond the UK, I entered the travel industry and, 16 years on, I’m still there! With several years spent in the luxury sector planning escorted holidays across Europe for the American market, followed by an even longer tenure designing short breaks with a difference in the must-see cities of Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam, Madrid, Prague, Florence, Brussels, Venice, Salzburg, Milan, Krakow and Berlin (to name but a few), it’s fair to say that Europe is my passion! Today my travels have taken me far beyond the boundaries of Europe with so many destinations still to discover, yet the continent abounds in such a wealth of treasures – historical and architectural, cultural and musical, gastronomic, artistic and linguistic – that its appeal, for me, will be eternal.