Art Playground Ordrupgaard

Art? Surely it is something one plays with, jumps on or climb! Indeed, this is what you can look forward to at Ordrupgaard. The museum has recently added an art playground to its grounds where children and the young at heart can have fun in the open air. The project, which is to run over a period of three years, is being realized thanks to a grant of DKK 16.9 million from Nordea-fonden.

The works in the Art Playground are designed to encourage children and adults to use art in a freer way than is possible in the traditional museum space, and you are welcome to explore and run and hide in them! The Art Playground thereby represents a new and different museum experience.

The artworks will be carefully integrated into the landscape of the museum park during 2016-18. The launch of the first artwork, Vær i vejret (Weather the weather) by the internationally renowned Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson was celebrated with a tremendous garden party and was a brilliant success amongst the museum’s youngest visitors. The three other works, which will be created for the Art Playground over the coming two years, consist of a water pavilion by the Danish artist Jeppe Hein, a labyrinthine bamboo construction by the US artist duo Doug and Mike Starn, and a teahouse in the park’s treetops by the Japanese architect Terunobu Fujomori.


Art Playground Ordrupgaard 2018