Noma may have put Copenhagen on the map of the international food scene, but its art and culture are equally formidable. The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is a private art museum 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.
Olafur Eliasson’s “Riverbed” is currently on view until January 2015. The Danish-Icelandic artist created a rocky indoor landscape in the South Wing of the museum, with a stream running throughout the galleries.
Louisiana calls for hours of meandering, observing the art, enjoying the restaurant and shopping at the vast museum shop that carries famed Denmark designs.
The Danish Jewish Museum is an architectural jewel designed by Daniel Libeskind, which celebrates how the Danes saved 7,000 Jewish people during the Second World War by transporting them across the water to neutral Sweden… It’s not to be missed.
The Copenhagen Opera House is an architectural masterpiece by leading Danish architect Henning Larsen. Privately financed, you’ll 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. Because it is such a large, complex, and beautiful structure, be sure to book a tour of the Opera House.
View more photos and read about many other fabulous art experiences at Linda Fischbach’s art directory at www.artprivee.org