Museums corner: Let brighter climes energise your quest for experience
The energy is rising together with the sun and the temperatures, and it’s all about using the energy to collect great experiences around the city.
Why not explore the city on foot, bike or boat together with Danish Architecture Centre?
Maybe you always wanted to know what a museum is hiding in the storerooms – find out at Nivaagaard.
If you’re a sucker for detailed art, why not visit SMK and Albrecht Dürer’s huge and magni cent masterpiece.
And if the sun forgets to shine one day, go underground at Cisternerne to see a total experience of water, light and sound like you’ve never seen before.
Masterpiece of details
ends June 21; Statens Museum for Kunst, Sølvgade 48-50, Cph K; smk.dk
If you like art with detail that’s almost hard to comprehend, you should visit Statens Museum for Kunst (the National Gallery of Denmark). Experience a true masterpiece by the Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer. 1515 he made an arch of honour measuring no less than 3.5 x 3 metres. The work is a veritable cornucopia of symbols of power, beautiful ornaments and strange fabulous beasts. It overwhelms viewers with its sheer size and wealth of detail, and you will find yourself getting lost in the many battle scenes, looking for creatures and symbols.
Dansk Arkitektur Center, Strandgade 27B, Cph K; dac.dk
Spend springtime outside. The Danish Architecture Centre arranges city walks, bike tours and harbour tours to explore both the historical and the new Copenhagen. If you want to join a city walk, you can choose between tours that, for example, focus on the capital’s role as a green city and its goal to become CO2-neutral, or alternatively focus on the harbour’s shift from being industrial to becoming a recreational zone. Both on foot and on bike you can also explore a speci fic neighbourhood such as Nørrebro or Christianshavn and the habour tours show the development of the city from the water.
ends Nov 29; Cisternerne, Søndermarken, Frederiksberg Palace, Frederiksberg; cisternerne.dk
Hidden underneath the green grass of Søndermarken Park is an old water reservoir. It was drained 33 years ago and today it hosts site-speci fic contemporary art exhibitions. The exhibition H by the renowned Danish artist Ingvar Cronhammer has taken over a 4,320 sqm underground space. The water is back and falling from above in light columns, and together with music by Danish musical composer Martin Hall, it is quite an experience.
Nothing to hide
ends May 31; Nivaagaard, Gammel Strandvej 2, Nivå; nivaagaard.dk
For the first time ever, Nivaagaard Museum is presenting its entire collection. Many visitors have asked what was hidden in the storerooms, and now Nivaagaard has decided to show of the entire breadth of its collection. You can experience art from the Italian and Northern European Renaissance, Dutch Baroque and the Danish Golden Age. In addition, the museum presents the special exhibition Corpo Squisito by contemporary artist Jacob Stangerup who works his magic with a simple pencil in his artworks.
Find out more at http://www.cphmuseums.com/.