Guided tours - every day

From block to body. French and Danish sculpture at the Glyptotek

Tuesday – Saturday at 1.00 p.m. Duration 30 min. Tickets: 15 DKK

An introduction to the Glyptotek’s unique collection of Danish and French sculpture from the 19th and 20th centuries. Enjoy a pleasurable tour of the newly-opened sculpture rooms where the human body in marble and bronze reveals artistic ambitions, dreams of mastering the material and transforming blocks of rough stone into dramatic creations. Sculpture celebrates the human being’s narrative and its diversity, representing young lovers, people fighting, weighed down with personal grief or filled with joy. In the hands of artists the material is transformed and becomes living representations in which we see ourselves reflected. As an art form sculpture is both fascinating and gigantic in scope. Catch a glimpse of the moving universe of sculpture and feast your eyes on masterpieces of the French salon, the incomparable Rodin and the great Danish masters, Sinding, Bissen and Freund.

 

Carl’s Great Passion. Sculpture at the Glyptotek

Every Sunday at 12 p.m. Duration 45 min. Tickets: 25 DKK

The story of the Glyptotek is also the tale of brewing magnate Carl Jacobsen’s great passion, sculpture. The first such work with which he fell in love was La Musique by the salon sculptor Eugène Delaplanche. The sculpture represents a beautiful, almost nude woman playing the violin. It is with her that the adventure began and Carl’s love of sculpture blossomed and flourished. In 1888 be donated his enormous collection of sculpture and other art to the Danish state and founded the Glyptotek. Today the Glyptotek contains unique sculpture from antiquity and ancient Egypt as well as French and Danish works from the 19th and 20th centuries. The guided tour focuses on the collection’s principal works while conducting visitors around the whole museum.

Tickets

There are a limited number of tickets for the guided tours. They cannot be reserved in advance but should be collected from the ticket desk on the day.

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