Copenhagen's World-Class Cultural Experiences
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is a private art museum, approximately a 45-minute drive outside of the city of Copenhagen. In a park-like setting overlooking the sound, Louisiana is renowned for its sculpture collection of Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, Richard Serra, and Alberto Giacometti.
Tara Donovan’s elegant constructions and a large Yoko Ono retrospective were on view when we were visiting. Plan to spend hours enjoying the art, eating delicious food in their restaurant, and shopping at Louisiana’s vast museum shop that carries the famed Denmark designs. Find Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in our Directory.
The Danish Jewish Museum is an architectural jewel designed by Daniel Libeskind. This museum celebrates how the Danish people saved 7,000 jews by transporting them across the water to neutral Sweden during the Second World War.
The Copenhagen Opera House is an architectural masterpiece by leading Danish architect Henning Larsen. Privately financed, one can only be in awe of how magnificently it represents a new concept as a twenty-first century cultural center. The three large illuminated chandeliers by Olafur Eliasson in the foyer are a visual focal point. These creations reflect light while remaining transparent—fascinating works of art. Because it is such a large, complex, and beautiful structure be sure to book a tour of the Opera House.
Besides all the new architecture, museums, libraries, and historical points of interest, one must mention the spectacular food and restaurants. Noma might be the world’s most famous restaurant but be aware there are many delicious eating opportunities. See more photos and read more about Linda's trip on our blog.
Linda Fischbach has been visiting and researching private museums for more than a decade, and has compiled a list of the world's finest private art museums and collections. In October 2012, she founded www.artprivee.org to enable art enthusiasts to easily locate and uncover essential information on contemporary art collections and exhibitions worldwide.