Enjoy inspiring special exhibitions, a superlative permanent collection of art and archaeological objects, and summer all year round at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

Just a short walk from Copenhagen central station, you can surround yourself by palm trees, marble and thousands of years of art on a visit to Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, one of the most popular art museums in the Danish capital.

The museum is built around the private collection of founder and Carlsberg brewer Carl Jacobsen, who had a vision of making art accessible to the people. Gain insight into the cultures of ancient Greece, Rome and Etruria, the root of European art, history of ideas and politics.

Glyptoteket is also the home of Denmark’s largest collection of French 19th century and Impressionist art. Experience the works of artists including Manet, Monet, Degas and Sisley, as well as van Gogh, Cézanne and Rodin, concluding with Picasso and Gauguin. At the centre of the museum, made up of four different architectural buildings, visitors can sit and take in the winter garden – a beautiful oasis next to the café.

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek: An oasis in the heart of Copenhagen

Left: Glyptoteket has several listening stations for children and adults around the museum. Right: Suzanne Valadon, Nude Sitting on a Sofa. 1916. Oil on canvas. The Weisman & Michel Collection.

Special exhibition: Suzanne Valadon

The ever-changing programme of special exhibitions at Glyptoteket offers a different perspective from the permanent exhibition. Until and including the month of July, visitors will be able to enjoy the exhibition Suzanne Valadon – model, painter, rebel and learn the story of a French artist who challenged the social norms of the times.

Suzanne Valadon (1865-1936) defied hard odds to become a successful painter with her honest portrayal of women with confidence: strong bodies, curved shapes and pubic hair. She began her career and escaped poverty by becoming a model for the renowned Montmartre painters. Through her art she confronted social norms of the time and raised her own independence by becoming the first self-taught female to exhibit at Salon de la Nationale des Beaux Arts. With her art, gender, class and lifestyle, Valadon not only challenged her social destiny, but also contributed to creating new ways for the art with her uncompromising works.

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek: An oasis in the heart of Copenhagen

The Winter garden seen from above showing Vandmoderen by Kai Nielsen at the centre.

Web: www.glyptoteket.com

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