Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

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The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art collection focuses on contemporary works from 1945 to the present. Works by Pablo Picasso, Jean Dubuffet and Louise Bourgeois are part of the permanent exhibition at this white villa named Louise, after the first (and second and third) wife of the man who commissioned the building.
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elockland
Arlington, VA91 contributions
May 2022
If you are in Copenhagen and looking to for a memorable day trip, definitely visit the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art! It's an easy 45 minute to 1 hour train ride from Copenhagen city center (no need to switch trains). The final destination of the train route is Helsingør and the stop for the Louisiana is Humlebaek. It is a 15 to 20 minute walk from the train station to the museum. You can purchase train tickets either at the station or with the DSB app which provides you with a mobile ticket. I would recommend taking the morning train and arriving when the museum opens so you have as much time as you need there. There is so much to see it can easily take the whole day to explore the museum and grounds. The restaurant is decent but is on the pricier side.

If you are looking for a jam-packed day trip from Copenhagen, you can continue to take the train farther north until you reach Helsingør which is where Hamlet's Castle (Kronborg Castle) is. The castle closes at 5 PM so you could explore the Louisiana museum in the morning and then head up to the castle for the remainder of the day.
Written July 29, 2022
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dar268
Greater London, UK156 contributions
Nov 2022
I’ve been to many art galleries across Europe and would say that Louisiana has a unique feel, I think it’s the way the art merges seamlessly with the architecture and beautiful surrounds. The art itself was good, I went for the Germany 1920s exhibition but also enjoyed two other temporary exhibitions plus the permanent collection dotted throughout the complex. An advantage of going in November was that the Yayoi Kusama infinity room was very quiet with no queues, I imagine it gets busy at certain times. The star of the museum was the setting, right next to the strait that separates Denmark from Sweden. There was a bracing winter wind but I still enjoyed the sculpture park and being by the coast. I found it easy to get to, a 30-40min train ride to Humlebaek (90 DKK each way) from central Copenhagen and then a pleasant 10min walk. I enjoyed the cafe, though more for the stunning views than the food. All in all a really good visit. On balance I preferred the Arken Museum of Modern Art, which has a comparable setting but attracts fewer people, but the Louisiana was also excellent and must be stunning in summer sunshine.
Written November 18, 2022
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Wild Rumpus Travel
Sheffield, UK1,982 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
This was a definite highlight of our trip to Denmark. Well worth the train journey. The collection was a great mix from around the world and the sculpture park is beautiful. The favourites for me were the Henry Moor and Roy Lichtenstein sculptures. Stunning location and setting. The children’s wing has craft activities (free) and we made and painted clay sculptures which the kids thoroughly enjoyed.

We ate lunch here and it was one of the best meals we had during our holiday. Yes it’s expensive, but it’s comparable to prices in Copenhagen and the food was very good quality. Simple snack boxes for the kids but the portion was well balanced and the kids were happy. Contrary to a review below the restaurant definitely does sell tap water, they just serve it in a recyclable cardboard carton.

The only thing that could be improved is the time slot system. We followed instructions on the website and booked a time slot (11am) but when we arrived there was a huge queue of people all with a 11am or 11.30am time slot. In the end we didn’t get in until 11.45am whilst people with a 11.30am time slot got in at 11am which doesn’t make sense. They should sell fewer tickets for each slot or have someone walk down the queue and let those with an earlier time slot go first. But that’s a minor thing and it didn’t spoil our visit :-)
Written August 17, 2020
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vickiebypass
Stamford, CT202 contributions
Jul 2022
An easy trip from Copenhagen. Depending on how much you like contemporary art, it could be a full day or half day.
Took the train from Central Station for six stops (35 mins) and then about a 15 minute walk from the small train station to the museum. In addition to a sculpture garden, the museum consists of two buildings: the old Villa and a new modern addition. In support of ‘asking before you stand in a long line’, there was a very long line to buy tickets but then a few people were bypassing the line so, since I was using my Copenhagen card I thought maybe I can bypass too, so I showed my card and yes I was in the correct spot.

This was interesting; I’m not a generally a fan of modern or contemporary art but since this museum is world renowned, I knew their exhibitions would be worth seeing. What I particularly wanted to see was the Diane Arbus exhibition of her photos and another person that I didn’t know anything about: Dorothy Iannone. Plus a Kusama installation which is part of their normal collection. These two exhibitions were very large, but I wish the museum had provided more background about the artists, bios, artistic paths, etc. I would have bought a exhibition book for the Iannone exhibit but the shop didn't have any. Their sculpture park is a huge element of the museum and the 45 pieces are sprinkled all around the grounds. Lots of big names, plus many newer artists.

Overall, I wouldn't say I loved it, but I Learned about artists I was unfamiliar with and saw the 'real thing' for artists that I know of. Guess that's the goal of a museum!
Written August 12, 2022
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Millie
Huddersfield, UK25 contributions
Sep 2022
The art here was incredible. There was a whole days worth of art to explore across four wings and an outdoor sculpture park too. There’s a great range of photographs, paintings, multimedia projects and interactive rooms. There’s something for everyone. My only criticism is the restaurant; the food was expensive and had a very limited menu aimed at very developed palettes. There wasn’t another place to eat which is an issue when there’s hours of art to explore.
Written October 4, 2022
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MooneyMV
Mill Valley, CA28 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Excellent museum, beautiful grounds overlooking the sea, great outdoor art, incredibly good restaurant, but cigarette smoking is allowed outside. Difficult to enjoy the food and views while people next to you light up. Why is Europe so lax with smoking?! It’s terrible. Ever heard of cancer from secondhand smoke? At the least, the museum restaurant should dramatically separate where outdoor smoking is allowed and not allowed.
Written August 7, 2022
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atc25
New York City, NY776 contributions
Aug 2022
We had time for a day trip and we chose the Louisiana Museum of Art. We wanted to see Da Corte's Big Bird installation which we missed when it was in the NY Metropolitan Museum Roof top during the pandemic. It was an easy and short train ride and we mostly stayed outside to enjoy walking around the sculpture park. There are many beautiful views to keep your cameras busy. Unfortunately, the Kusama room was still closed.
Written October 16, 2022
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CarlaGFS
Maracaibo, Venezuela18 contributions
Jul 2020
The museum is very pretty but it's overrated. It's quite far from Copenhagen, pricey and the permanent collection is very average. For me, what paid the trip was the view at the beautiful beach and the temporary exhibition which I recommend you to check first online and go in case it is of your interest (because you need to pay an extra fee to see it). Also, it was very very crowded.
Written July 28, 2020
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Jonathan L
Malmö, Sweden65 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
Coming from in danish eyes “relaxed” Sweden it was a shock to see how many people were allowed in the museum. After visiting the modern museum in Malmö yesterday with good rules and not too many people, it was like the Danes had a new test with how many people you could cram into one small place. Even with a booked time slot it was an insane amount of people in today’s day and age, people who did not follow the rules, if you tried to keep distance someone quickly filled the one meter gap between you and the next person. The people working did not say anything about it and if you told them they did not care.

No wonder Denmark cases of the corona virus are rising among the fastest in Europe. We left the museum early and will stay in Sweden from now on.
Written September 12, 2020
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VANILLASKYYY
San Diego, CA26 contributions
Sep 2021
We paid a visit to the Louisiana Museum with high expectations. Sadly LMMA's directors have undertaken to use the museum to promote a skewed message on the subject of race in a country over six thousand km away, of all things. About half of the museum (maybe six rooms) is dedicated to an exhibit which heroizes black Americans while simultaneously indicting white Americans (these aims are readily apparent from the exhibit's mostly sensationalistic and sometimes lurid contents). One could not help feeling that the programmers had simply mimicked foreign trends in their choice of the exhibit. The round trip from Copenhagen ended up feeling like a sad waste of about four hours, the whole family was dismayed.
Written January 14, 2022
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