Modern and Historical Art Exhibits
If you’ve never been to Copenhagen, then the big question pressing your mind should be “what do I do once I’m there”. While there’s never a right or wrong way to vacation, Copenhagen has been a center of art and culture for many years. That being said, Copenhagen is the home of numerous museums that feature both historical pieces, modern art, and everything in between.
The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek museum is one of Copenhagen’s most well known museums. The museum was donated to the city by Jacob Christian Jacobsen, the founder of the Carlsberg brewery. The museum has a stunning collection of ancient artifacts from the Roman, Greek, and Etruscan empires. In addition, the museum’s second wing features art from the 19th and 20th century.
While the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is a fair distance from the hotel (40 kilometers or about 24 miles), it is absolutely worth the trip. The drive to the museum showcases the best of Denmark’s countryside, and the museum itself features exhibits from the world’s best contemporary modern artists.
One of Denmark’s newest museums, the M/S Museet for Søfart is the country’s own Maritime Museum. The underground museum is accessible via the old dry dock between Kronborg Castle and The Culture Yard. The exhibits tell the story of how Denmark grew to become one of the world’s leading shipping nations, and the collections have been masterfully displayed to full dramatic effect.
The Danish Architecture Center is another great venue to spend an afternoon. More than just a museum, the Danish Architecture Center offers exhibitions, seminars, guided tours throughout the city and much more. Danish architecture is recognized worldwide for its distinct style and historical significance.