Louisiana Museum

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Copenhagen, Denmark
www.louisiana.dk - 49 19 07 19
Louisiana Museum - In the Lake Garden at 5 in the afternoon!  (It was in January, what do you expect!)
Louisiana Museum - Outside, lots of light!
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Louisiana Museum Copenhagen Reviews

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3 reviews
Challanges the Tate Modern, and Moderna Museet in Stockholm Apr 17, 2011
This modern art museum, was without a doubt the highlight of my few days in Copenhagen. It's small, but the quality of the artwork that is there is of a very high standard. It has a very different atmosphere to the other two mentioned museums, as it is on the sea, in a park and quite a way out of the city.

There was one exhibit, that was extraordinary. It was small room, with mirrors, a black ceiling, a floor covered with water (you stand on a platform) and small balls hanging on something similar to fishing line from the ceiling. The balls all change colours, and a dazzling brilliant atmosphere is created around you.

It has an amazing gift store, where I spent too much money. Of course its all Scandinavian design!

Do not, that the signage from the train station is very bad.The map that is there was covered in grafitti (April 2011). When you leave the station, walk straight on until you reach the main road, and turn left. Walk on, and you eventually find the Lousiana on your right!
Outside, lots of light!
The room I was reffering to.
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m49erfan m49erfan
7 reviews
Aug 07, 2007
I've been living in Copenhagen on and off for about two years now and I have yet to write a review about anything that is in this place I now call home. So now is the time and I thought I would start out by reviewing one of my favorite museums in the world, the Louisiana Museum.

This museum is slightly off the beaten Copenhagen track. But if you made the decision to even come to Copenhagen (which is off the beaten European track), you don't want to miss this wonderful musuem, which is by itself a work of art.

Located in the prestigious North Coast of the Greater Copenhagen area, Louisiana sits on a cliff overlooking Sweden and the Swedish/Danish Chanel with gardens that feature modern sculptures and places to sit and picnic while looking out over the water.

This beautifully curated museum has dozens of exhibits, all of which I would classify as modern art. Their temporary exhibit always features some artist from the 20th century who pushes the envelope with graphic photography or painting. When I went, I saw a feature on contemporary Chinese Art which ranged from the political to the erotic. Each piece was fascinating even if it wasn't necessarily beautiful, but many were both.

The design and layout of the museum is reason enough to visit this museum. At the entry of the musuem, you'll come to the first phase of the building, which consists of glass corridors and three pavillions. As you walk to the south of the museum, you come to the South Hall, which slopes along with the cliff side so that the building actually flows along with the cliff on which it is perched. If you walk outside, you'll come to the Lake Garden, which is unparalleled in beauty and design. Here you'll see a fabulous collection of modern sculptures while being able to sit in the sun and look out over the water.

It's hard to write a full and complete review of the museum without skipping some essential characteristics of the musuem. But if you like modern art and you have time to leave the center of Copenhagen, make your way to Louisiana Museum. It's breathtaking.
In the Lake Garden at 5 in the aft…
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formicacuriosa says:
Thank you for the comment! It must be a nice place to visit. I was thinking of visiting Copenhagen in February, but probably I should postpone it until May to see it better(it must be cold in winter) brrr...
Posted on: Nov 25, 2010
tvillingmarit tvilling…
65 reviews
Nov 29, 2007
Lousiana Museum houses an exquisite collection of modern art by international artists such as Arp, Francis Bacon, Calder, Dubuffet, Max Ernst, Sam Francis, Giacometti, Kiefer, Henry Moore, Picasso, Rauschenberg and Warhol.


Every year, the Louisiana Museum shows six to eight major exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, including classical masters of modern art as well as new and upcoming international artists.

For these both solo and group exhibitions the museum publishes catalogues in the Louisiana Revy series as well as special catalogues.


Louisiana is not merely an experience in modern and contemporary art, but a congenial reflection of the interplay between art, architecture and landscape.


The park serves as an ideal setting for displaying the museum’s collection of modern sculptures.



The relaxing atmosphere, the museum’s permanent collection, changing exhibitions of art, films, concerts, the children’s wing, the café service indoors and outdoors, the museum shop with its large selection of books, art reproductions, graphics, posters, postcards, design and classical CDs - all combine in making Louisiana a pleasure to visit.

Visited the museum in August 2004. The garden was very nice and as the museum is by the sea side we had the oppertunity to have a swim.

Lousiana is 35 km North of Copenhagen, about 30 minutes by train and 10 minutes walk.
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travelman727 says:
This museum sounds right up my alley: Informal environment, great art collections, nice souvenir shop and a splendid cup of cappuccino... aaaah :-D
Posted on: Nov 29, 2007
sarahelaine says:
it was faaaar too cold when I went. I'm jealous!
Posted on: Nov 29, 2007
sarahelaine sarahela…
633 reviews
Nov 17, 2007
Louisiana is a museum of modern and contemporary art on the coast near Copenhagen, with a sculpture garden, a restaurant, and good views of Sweden across the sound. The permanent collection is impressive, with a lot of Danish Artists that I wasn't familiar with, a collection og giaccometti works in a huge room with a large window onto the lake, and some large Henry Moores in the grounds. When I went, the temporary exhibitions included a Richard Avedon retrospective, a Lucien Freud retrospective, and a display of late medieaval Islamic miniatures. That should give you an idea of the breadth! The art is well curated, interesting, and I really, really enjoyed my trip.

The café is reasonably priced. The museum is large, well lit, wheelchair accessible (although the gardens would not be) and nicely laid out, if slightly labyrinthine. The shop is well stocked and interesting. Nicely, there is a special wing for children with activities and explanations. The museum is a very do-able and well sign posted walk from the station.

Allow at least half a day because of transport times, but this museum is well worth a trip.
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