Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

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Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
NY CARLSBERG GLYPTOTEK - EXPLORE 6000 YEARS OF ART This beautiful museum, founded in 1888, invites you to discover Northern Europe's largest collection of Ancient Mediterranean art and visit the leading collection of French Impressionist paintings in Denmark. The wonderful buildings are filled with atmosphere and every corner offers a new experience. The heart of the museum is the classic 1906 sub-tropical winter garden with tall palm trees, a fountain and a fish pool. The museum was founded by the renowned brewing magnate Carl Jacobsen, who made Carlsberg beer known world wide. Address:Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek,Dantes Plads 7,1556 Copenhagen V
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Neighborhood: Inner Vesterbro
This neighbourhood is home to Tivoli Gardens, a world famous amusement park and beautiful garden always worth a visit. Just west of Tivoli, you’ll find Copenhagen Central Station, from where you can reach just about every part of Denmark within 5 or 6 hours, or you can reach Copenhagen Airport in less than 15 minutes. Next to the Central Station, you’re in the middle of “old” Vesterbro, where several cultures and hundreds of languages are spoken in an area not more than one square mile. This neighbourhood is considered one of the most trendy places to live in and to visit in Copenhagen. For a real treat, visit Kødbyen ("meat town"), home to several restaurants, cafés and nightclubs, all within a short walk of each other.
How to get there
  • København Hovedbanegård Station • 6 min walk
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permia
Ireland37,324 contributions
Oct 2021
We looked forward to seeing Elisabeth Jerichau Baumann's famous 1851 painting, Mother Denmark.

Probably the most Nationalistic Danish image of the 19th century it shows the young Danish woman with Viking jewellery, Danish flag over her shoulder and holding an antique sword, marching forward to future glories.

Such ambitious aspirations crashed in 1864 when the Danish Army was annihilated on taking on the powerful Prussian forces.

On the ground floor marvellous sculptures are spread out. Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux's Ugolino and His Sons shows in harrowing detail the scene from Dante’s Inferno of the father and sons starving in prison.

Dramatic is Marqueste's Perseus Slaying Medusa with the sword wielding mythical figure grabbing her snake enveloped hair before delivering the fatal blow.

Captive Mother by Stephan Sinding and the equestrian Connétable Anne de Montmorency by Paul Dubois are striking.

Another powerful work is The Burghers of Calais by Rodin set during the Hundred Years War. Depicting the victorious English demanding the surrender of six of Calais's leaders, the figures are shown with nooses, expressions of fear and anticipation of imminent death. One version has it that their lives were spared by the English Queen.

The Italian influence on Danish artists is well conveyed with non-Royal portraits. Wilhelm Marstrand’s Italian Girl Welcoming a new Arrival is joyous. Scenes of Rome and Capri including by Eckersberg are grand.

The latter’s portrait of a Count and his Second Wife is a fine picture of the comfortable and satisfied lives of that class in the early 19th century.

Theodore Gericault's languid White Cat is charming. Hammershøi’s London Street is in his characteristic subdued style devoid of people.
Written November 5, 2021
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RRK0505
San Jose, CA62 contributions
Oct 2021
This museum is beautiful itself - and has great and varied exhibits. I spent about 4 hours here. You should take advantage of the free lockers that every hotel in Denmark seems to offer - don't carry or wear your coat - the buildings are well heated (sometimes over heated). The staff in this museum were very helpful. I also ate lunch in the cafe (an open faced Danish sandwich) which was pleasant. I went during the week - it was not too crowded - and I was able to spend some time in the garden courtyard.
Written November 1, 2021
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Mimelcollins
Dublin, Ireland31 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Good museum - great cafe and garden room
This museum was uncomfortably hot which led us to rush through the art rooms. Nice shop
Written October 29, 2021
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Gabi K
Copenhagen, Denmark3 contributions
Sep 2021
Absolutely excellent place to visit.

For those interested in Architecture, it is a wonderful place, where old meets new, roof teracces and basements are designed in such a nice way that the experience is very different.

Especially great for those interested in sculptures and Egypt- the permanent collections are always nice to browse through.

For those that are into palms and plants- the inner garden is one of the most beautiful places I have seen in entire Copenhagen.
Written September 27, 2021
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MariaS0raya
Greece311 contributions
Aug 2021
Ny Garlsberg Glyptoteket is the most beautiful museum in Copenhagen, the building stands out for its elegance.
It is divided into two sectons: The Department of Antiquities houses Greek, Roman and Egyptian artefacts and the Modern Department presents a collection of French Impressionists. We really enjoy Paul Gauguin's exhibition "Why Are You Angry?".

In the center of the museum there is a nice winter garden with palms trees and a fountain where you can take a break.
There is a rooftop terrace with excellent views of the city.

It's definitely worth a visit even though you are not interested in art...
Keep up with the Glyptoteket's frequent events, concerts and culture nights...
Written September 26, 2021
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Squidhead
Costa Mesa, CA415 contributions
Aug 2021
I personally am not an antiquities fan - I concentrated on the French Impressionist works and the rooftop terrace (with a very good view of Tivoli, right next door!) In fact, I hadn't been planning to visit Tivoli that day but when I got to Glyptotek and saw it so close by, and since it was a lovely afternoon, I went for it. Anyway, I normally check out most art galleries in each city when I travel and wanted to see the French works (Rousseau, Corot, Manet, Gaugin etc.) here. The museum itself is a wonderfully designed Victorian building and I enjoyed the palm gardens and the rest of the atmosphere. And it was free with my wonderful Copenhagen Card. Worth a visit.
Written September 26, 2021
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AG Reyes
Prince William County, VA65 contributions
Sep 2021
The sculptures are beautiful and there's so much to see. The palm trees also add a nice touch, as does the rooftop terrace. All in all, a fantastic 2-3 hour excursion.
Written September 5, 2021
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elonfirenze
Florence, Italy29 contributions
Aug 2021
This museum needs a serious rethinking. The complete lack of accessibility to those in wheelchairs and with strollers is a significant first hint of how outdated the museum is. There is no audioguide; there is no app; there are not even wall texts next to significant works. The museology feels like the product of curatorial warfare: on the one hand, the main galleries are absolutely traditional with identifying labels but very little context or art historical elucidation (longer texts focus on social/political history), while the ancient Mediterranean galleries follow turn-of-the-millennium trends so absolutely that they are all theme & context, and significant objects like amphorae are not labeled at all. An ideal itinerary through the three buildings has not even been suggested, let alone optimized, as the architectures integrate uneasily. One hopes that with great resources behind it, the Ny Carlsberg will find a way to do justice to its great collection and evolve over the 2020s into the exceptional place for experiencing antiquity and its echoes in the 19th century that it could be.
Written August 29, 2021
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Ron H
Eugene, OR45 contributions
Aug 2021
Yes, free on Tuesdays which gives you a whole day to take it in -- but that means there are also crowds. Definitely needs to be on the itinerary and well worth the regular admissions price.
Written August 16, 2021
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Helena
36 contributions
Aug 2021
Incredible Museum with a huge range of historic art. It's a perfect place to go whilst in Copenhagen. The building itself and it's interior are as beautiful as the art it holds inside.
Written August 11, 2021
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  • Tue - Wed 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Fri - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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