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“A wonderful small gallery”

Hirschsprung Collection (Hirschsprungske Samling)
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Ranked #43 of 385 things to do in Copenhagen
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Owner description: The Hirschsprung Collection is beautifully situated in the green parklands of the Ostre Anlaeg on the old ramparts of Copenhagen. The museum houses Heinrich and Pauline Hirschsprung's collection of Danish art and first opened its doors to the public in the summer of 1911. The museum was designed by the architect H.B. Storck, while the original interior and display was designed by the art historian Emil Hannover, who also became the museum's first Director. Henrich Hirschsprung donated his collection of works from the 19th century to the Danish state in 1902. The collection includes masterpieces by the Danish Golden age painters such as Eckersberg, Lundbye and Kobke as well as artists from the modern period such as the famous Danish painters P.S. Kroyer and Vilhelm Hammershoi. Opening hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 AM - 4 PM. Admission: Adults 75 DDK. Under 18 free.
Reviewed July 24, 2014

What a dleightful find - tucked away behind the National Art Gallery (Statens Kunst Museum) this is a small, intimate art gallery showing the collection of the tobacco manufacturer Heinrich Hirschsprung. It's a wonderful group of paintings from the Danish Golden Age - including quite a collection from the Skagen Group. Beautifully displayed, with helpful staff and a good free audio-guide, we found this a real gem and not to be missed if you're interested in knowing more about Danish Art.

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Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

This is a small museum located just behind the National Museum. It is much smaller in size than the National Museum but the artwork is superb and well worth the visit. They have free audio tours and the visit is free on Wednesdays. There is no cafeteria but yet you are close enough to the National Museum's cafeteria.

2  Thank CincyTech
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

While strolling on a Sunday afternoon, I walked along the Stockholmsgade and saw this fantastic building. Being familiar with the Hirshhorn museum www.hirshhorn.si.edu/ in Washington D.C., the Smithsonian's museum of international modern and contemporary art that includes a collection of modern sculpture, I thought: nomen set omen, Hirschsprung can't be far from Hirshhorn and I was not disappointed!

1  Thank artalmon
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Reviewed May 12, 2014

The Hirschsprung Collection is in many ways the best kind of art gallery because the building itself and the extent of the work on show are on a scale which the visitor can take in, both intellectually and physically. The building was completed in 1911. It is designed in a simple Neoclassical style, with clear lines and good light, and presents the work shown in a series of spaces, large and small, which recreate the sense of a collection in a private home - admittedly a private home of a wealthy person! Of especial interest is the fine collection of paintings by the Skagen Group, whose work most people will have seen (widely reproduced on cards and posters) even if they weren't aware of the names of the artists themselves.

1  Thank Hywel J
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

Don't miss this wonderful gem of a gallery. Housed in a lovely building full of interesting furniture, the collection of Danish C19th art is simply outstanding. Most of the artists will probably be unknown to most visitors, and therefore a revelation - stunning insights into the country, the history, the scenery and the life of painters around the turn of the C19th. Do take the (free) audio tour... Normally I hate these, but the snippets of well-presented information add to the experience. Great little shop too...

1  Thank trippingferret
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