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Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Founded in 1958 by Knud W. Jensen as a home for contemporary Danish Art, The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art has evolved into one of the most exciting, premier destinations for European and Contemporary art in Scandinavia, if not Europe.

Located in Humlebæk, not far from Kronborg Castle (the historic setting for Shakespeare’s Hamlet) in juxtaposing 1950s Modernist buildings designed by Bo and Wohle, the beautiful campus and excellent collection are well worth a short trip from Copenhagen.

This collection follows Knud W. Jensen’s interesting and unique ‘sauna principle’, attempting to divide the exhibition into the ‘hot and cold’ – hot meaning artists that many of us will recognise and seek out, will the cold leaving room for unknown, less accessible, often contemporary artists. This has allowed the collection to include excellent and recognisable works from a long list that includes Alexander Calder, Yves Klein, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Anselm Kiefer, Louise Bourgeois, and David Hockney, alongside excellent new contemporary discoveries.

Beyond this excellent collection, the Louisiana Musuem of Modern Art holds several excellent temporary exhibitions of contemporary art every year, as well as a fantastic series of events including Louisiana Live, a debate and talk series with leading cultural figures, Visual Arts Workshops, for budding artists of all ages, ART+ Evenings, for closer introductions to the works on show, and the annual Louisiana Literature Festival. All of these events and series continue to build the welcoming, informative Louisiana community.

Eat & Drink

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Louisiana Café

Panoramic views of the Øresund, traditional Danish dishes with a contemporary twist, and gourmet coffee and Danish cakes – the Louisiana Café has it all, in a refined, relaxed dining area. It also hosts the lovely Laid-back Friday evenings series, with live bands and DJs.


Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Louisiana Shop

This is a really special shop that offers an inspiring collection of high-quality design objects, ranging from classic to new and experimental Scandinavian design. Cutting edge designs sit alongside items relevant to the current exhibitions and collection, as well as a great selection of arts-focused publications, in this beautiful representation of Scandinavian design.

Destination Ranking

  • 46 Overall
    • 21 Exhibitions & Programming
    • 12 Architecture & Spatial Design
    • 46 Eat & Drink
    • 28 Shop
    • 35 Digital Experience

General information


Gl Strandvej 13

3050 Humlebæk




+45 49 19 07 19

Opening Hours

Tuesday – Friday 11.00 – 22.00
Saturday – Sunday 11.00 – 18.00

General Admission

DKK 110

Getting There

Bus: No. 388 (Humlebæk Strandvej/Louisiana)

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