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Louisiana Museum for Modern Art

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Jørgen Bo, Claus Wohlert, Ole Nørgaard, Wilhelm Wohlert
location Humlebaek
function museum, park
contributed by Andrew

Louisiana is not merely an experience in modern and contemporary art, but a congenial reflection of the interplay between art, architecture and landscape. Situated in Denmark on the North Zealand coast in a spacious, old park with a fine view across the sound of Sweden. The park serves as an ideal setting for displaying the museum’s collection of modern sculptures. Similarly the prominent museum buildings, constructed between 1958 and 1998, offer a fascinating background for the permanent collection of 20th century art. It houses an exquisite collection by international artists such as Arp, Francis Bacon, Calder, Dubuffet, Max Ernst, Sam Francis, Giacometti, Henry Moore, Picasso, Rauschenberg and Warhol. Architectonically, the new wings are still in harmony with the first Louisiana. But the architects have naturally changed their ideas during the many years that have passed since 1956. New stylistic elements have been introduced here and there, but the continuity has been retained.


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Louisiana Museum for Modern Art
Gammel Strandvej 13
Project is public!
Opening hours Daily 10.00 – 17.00. Wednesday 10.00 – 22.00. Closed on 24, 25 and 31 Dec. 1 Jan open 12-17
How to get there? Louisiana is situated 35 km north of Copenhagen along the motorway E47 / E55, or the coast road Strandvejen along the Sound. By train (ask for Kystbanen) 36 minutes from Copenhagen and a 10-minute walk from Humlebæk/Louisiana Station. Trains from Hovedbanegården (Central Station), Nørreport, Østerport, Hellerup and Klampenborg every 20 minutes, even more frequently during rush hours.
Completion 1998
Floor area/size 11500 m2
Main designer, ArchitectJørgen Bo
ArchitectClaus Wohlert
Landscape architectOle Nørgaard
ArchitectWilhelm Wohlert
Client Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Project ID 785
Latitude/Longitude 55°58'12N 12°32'27E
Contributed by Andrew
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