Ordrupgaard 100 years

100 years ago the succesful insurance man Wilhelm Hansen and his wife Henny opened the doors to their home ’Ordrupgaard’ with the intention of sharing their unique art collection with the public. In 2018 Ordrupgaard celebrates its 100th anniversary – and it will be quite a celebration!

In celebration of the anniversary, Ordrupgaard will host a series of events, publish new exciting books, and have a big garden party on the day of the anniversary in September 2018. As Ordrupgaard will be closed in 2018 due to the construction of a new extension by Snøhetta, the museum has chosen to lend its magnificent collection to other art museums in Denmark and abroad. In this way many more people can experience the collection, and celebrate the anniversary of Ordrupgaard.

Ordrupgaard’s Danish collection will visit Holstebro Art Museum, Ribe Art Museum, Sorø Art Museum and The Skovgaard Museum in Viborg. The exhibition is titled Golden Age and Green Forests. 100 Years of Ordrupgaard.

Ordrupgaard’s French collection, which travelled to Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris in 2017, will travel all the way to Canada and Switzerland. Ordrupgaard’s significant collection of Vilhelm Hammershøi painting will travel to museums in Canada to Germany.

The full program for the celebration of Ordrupgaards 100th anniversary will be posted here later in 2018.

Foto: Andreas Omvik


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