Ordrupgaard Art Museum reopens in beautiful refurbished surroundings

Photo: Ordrupgaard

Ordrupgaard Art Museum reopens in two successive stages. On the 25th of June, Tal R takes over the exhibition galleries with his wondrous and colourful universe. The Snøhetta building, which will house the French collection, will be launched after the summer holidays on the 14th of August.

The museum has decided on a two-phase reopening to allow the public to enjoy the museum over the summer. The distinguished French collection, which includes work by Monet, Renoir, Degas and Gauguin, to mention just a few, is slower to take form. The inauguration of the Snøhetta building is, therefore, scheduled for the 14th of August.

Already the first phase of the reopening offers a wealth of experiences. The internationally renowned contemporary artist Tal R is featured at Ordrupgaard Art Museum for the first time with the exhibition Tal R. Home Alone. The exhibition features brand new paintings and work on paper by Tal R. Furthermore, there will be a film created especially for the exhibition by the artist's wife, the film director Emma Rosenzweig. 



The Danish collection has been growing fast and has been expanded with work by, for instance, Vilhelm Hammershøi and L.A. Ring. The collection has been displayed with gusto and now shows its full advantage. From now on it, will be known by the name of ’Hammershøi and his Time’.

Finn Juhl's house will open, as an exception, for extended hours, matching those of the rest of the museum during the summer period. Incidentally, the house has been carefully renovated and been refitted with its original shutters from 1942.


Photo:Henrik Sørensen

The founders' drawing rooms from 1918 have also been restored and appear more complete. The beautiful pantry, which was not previously accessible, has now been included as a permanent part of the historic house, emphasising the homelike atmosphere of the place.

For the park, Klara Kristalova has created the work After the Deluge, a kind of puppet theatre populated with ceramic figures. Inspired by the paintings of Paul Gauguin, Kristalova's adaptation weaves together people, animals, and spirits in a timeless universe.


Photo:Paul Skovbakke

In future, Chaya will be in charge of the café, where the menu is put together to reflect the seasons so that everything is prepared using fresh, organic ingredients and produce. Food can be enjoyed both inside the café and outside in the park. Many of our visitors may already know Chaya from Dronning Louises Tehus in Bernstorffsparken.

Ordrupgaard Art Museum's beautiful new museum shop is also ready with a large and inviting range of goods.

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