The museum and architecture
The exhibition programme at Louisiana has taken its inspiration from MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, which became famous – and notorious – in the first half of the 20th century for broadening the concept of modern art to include architecture, design, photography, film, etc. On its own initiative, Louisiana has from time to time supplemented modern art with exhibitions focusing on cultural history and ethnography.
As the museum has maintained the International view as a premise for its exhibitions throughout the years, Louisiana today is recognised as one of the world’s most respected exhibition venues. This status enables Louisiana to continuosly attract exhibitions and artists of a reputation and quality of which few other Danish – or International – museums are capable.
A Meeting Place and a House of Culture
The open, home-like welcome of the exhibition rooms, the spaciousness of the park, the option of letting yourself get spoiled in the café and shop, and the many concerts, lectures and debates held in the evening in the Concert Hall: all this aids in creating a lively house – in the broadest sense a house of culture.
Louise, Louise and Louise
Louisiana takes its name from the villa from which the museum has grown over the years. The house was built and named in 1855 by the Master of the Royal Hunt Alexander Brun, who was so fortunate as to be married to no fewer than three women in the course of his life – all called Louise.
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