National Gallery of Denmark Opens Exhibition of Danish and Nordic Art 1750-1900

The National Gallery of Denmark presents an exhibition of Danish and Nordic Art 1750-1900 on view from 28 May 2011.

From the birth of Danish painting through the famous Golden Age of Danish art to the dawn of Modernism. All the major trends and movements within 150 years of Danish and Nordic art unfold themselves in a new, comprehensive display of the collections housed at the National Gallery of Denmark. “Danish and Nordic Art 1750-1900” shows more than 400 works in 24 freshly renovated exhibition rooms. This tour de force of art involves many different aspects; it includes a historical overview, special themes of immediate relevance to contemporary life, and individual focus on artists of particular importance. It also sheds light on some of the overlooked chapters of Danish art history.

Edvard Munch (1863 – 1944), Summer Evening, 1889. Oil on canvas, 150.2 x 195.3 cm

The National Gallery of Denmark’s collection of pre-20th century Danish art is the most important collection of its kind to be found in any museum. The collection performs a crucial function as the pre-eminent source of knowledge of Denmark’s artistic heritage. This is also why it enjoys special attention from the museum’s audience, and indeed it is the most popularly used section of the Gallery for guided tours, lectures, tuition, and other educational activities.

The new presentations of the collections are kindly supported by The A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation and The Obel Family Founda.

National Gallery of Denmark
Statens Museum for Kunst
Sølvgade 48-50
DK-1307 København K
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