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Established in 1948, The David Collection began by showcasing the private art collection of Christian Ludvig David, a renowned lawyer. Today, the museum's collection has grown significantly and includes 18th-century European art and Danish Early Modern Art. The museum's pride however, is their collection of Islamic art, that is believed to be one of the most comprehensive in Europe. Other exhibits include Danish and French ceramics, European furniture and German porcelain. The museum occupies a beautiful early 19th-century house, that was a former residence of the museum founder. Entrance is free and guided tours are available. Check website for more.
This grandiose building was erected in 1889-96 after plans drawn by Wilhelm Dahlerup in Italian Renaissance style. In autumn 1998, an extension was opened that gave the National Gallery of Denmark the facelift it needed. The architects were Anna Maria Indrio. This deeply original new building was constructed in the park behind the original building and is connected to it by a glass-covered walkway, the so-called Street of Sculptures. The street stretches along the full length of the museum, and within it concerts and dance performances are held. The museum contains collections of art dating from the 12th Century. Among the older European and Danish collections, feast your eyes on paintings by Titian, Tintoretto, Breugel, Rubens, Frans Hals and Rembrandt. The modern collection comprises work by Picasso, Braque, Leger, Modigliani and Emil Nolde. Danish painters are richly represented, and you can enjoy the styles of Oluf Hst, Edward Weihe, Olaf Rude and Harald Giersing. Entrance to the permanent collections is free, but special exhibits require a modest entry fee.
Tobacco factory owner, H. Hirschsprung and his wife Pauline created this collection of figurative art, exhibited in a building designed by H.P. Stock and built in 1907-11 in a Classical style. Here you will find Danish art from the 1800s, together with interiors and furniture from the homes of artists such as C.W. Eckersberg, Christian Kbke and Wilhelm Marstrand. Also, the Skagnes painters are represented by Michael and Anna Anker and P.S. Krøyer.