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Louisiana Museum

For many years, I have seen photos on instagram or elsewhere online of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. A short train ride from Copenhagen, in Humlebaek, the Louisiana was top of my list of things we absolutely had to see. The setting is stunning, right on the water looking across to Sweden.

Ocean colours

The colours of the ocean were my favourite

lagoon louisiana

The lagoon behind the museum

Despite a bit of a drizzly day (one of the very few we encountered this whole trip, amazing for Scandinavia in April) the views were to die for, and our visit was, quite simply, perfect.

Reclining Figure No. 5

Henry Moore’s Reclining Figure No. 5

serenity

I definitely recommend hopping on the train to visit the Louisiana. Our kids (who aren’t big museum lovers) really enjoyed it too. We spent a bit of time in the children’s workshop area, which was very well equipped for kids to sit and make some art in an inspiring setting. There were some very engaging and fun temp exhibits on, as well as the incredible permanent collection.

Chroma Saturation

Chroma Saturation

Gleaming Lights of the Souls by Yayoi Kusama

Gleaming Lights of the Souls, installation by Yayoi Kusama.

The building itself is an incredible example of mid-century architecture, perfectly fit into the landscape to make the most of the views and natural surroundings. The grounds are wonderful to wander, dotted with sculptures and full of places to play, climb, and gaze at the ocean. The kids loved the little bamboo grove out back. There were trails all around the museum, with little nooks here and there to stop and enjoy the surroundings.

The museum tucked on the hill

The museum is perfectly suited to the site, love how it’s tucked onto this hillside above the lagoon.

bamboo kiddos

Bamboo grove behind the museum.

Here are some of the rest of my favourite pics. I’d go back in a heartbeat! I would definitely be a regular visitor if we lived in the area. What an inspiring place to spend the day.

Alberto Giacometti people

Gorgeous Alberto Giacometti scuptures in a two level gallery that seems made just for them.

leading lines

I’m a sucker for good leading lines. Love this hallway!

Dive in!

Diving into nothing

Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter Strip

video

Amazing video art exhibit, these shadows march along the walls around the room, while intricate wooden machines in the centre create sound and music.

Chroma Saturation

Alexander Calder sculptures

Alexander Calder sculptures in front of the (super delicious) cafe

Gleaming Lights of the Souls, installation by Yayoi Kusama.

family pic in film exhibit

Family pic!

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