Copenhagen Light Festival at the Glyptotek

/ 06. February 2020
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

As part of the Copenhagen Light Festival, the façade of The Glyptotek will be aglow with ‘flames’, featuring a light installation created by the internationally-renowned lighting designer, Jesper Kongshaug and a group of students from NEXT (an educational institution in Copenhagen).
The inspiration for the light installation was the inscription above the entrance to the museum’s mausoleum: “Semper Ardens” – “Constantly Burning”. This was the motto that governed Carl Jacobsen’s every endeavour. The passionate founder of The Glyptotek burned with heart and soul for his mission to bring art and culture to the people.

The installation will be presented on Thursday 6 and Thursday 13 February between 5.00 to 10.00 pm. On both evenings, you will have the chance to meet volunteers from CPH Volunteers who can tell you about the light installation.

If you want to learn more, you can join a free guided tour of the façade and enjoy a close-up experience of the unique decorations that adorn the various buildings that make up The Glyptotek.
Tours start at 5.30 pm (in Danish) and 6.30 pm (in English). Each tour lasts 30 minutes.
Meeting point: in front of The Glyptotek’s main entrance. Just turn up!

On Thursday 6 February, from 4 to 9 pm, the Glyptotek will also be hosting Slow. An Evening of Rebellion.

WHEN: Visitors can see the light installations on either 6 or 13 February from 5 to 10 pm.
VENUE: At the front of The Glyptotek, 7, Dantes Plads and in the garden behind The Glyptotek, entering from ‘Ved Glyptoteket’.
PRICE: Free.
If you would also like to visit the actual museum and attend Slow, you must purchase a regular admission ticket.