Exhibition opening: The Enigmatic Collector. Helge Jacobsen’s Pinacotheca

/ 27. February 2020
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Helge Jacobsen (1882-1946) is today unknown to most, overshadowed by his famous father, the brewer Carl Jacobsen. But as museum director and foundation chairman Helge Jacobsen has been of immeasurable importance for the arts in Denmark. He stated on several occasions that he saw it as his duty to continue the work of his father, but he also made it clear that he wanted to pursue his personal passion for modern French painting. The Enigmatic Collector. Helge Jacobsen’s Pinacotheca is the first exhibition to tell his story.

Shortly after assuming the position of museum director Helge Jacobsen announced his ambition to create a pinacotheca – a painting collection – at the Glyptotek. The pinacotheca was to be a collection of modern French masterpieces. One of the central themes of the exhibition is the creation of the Glyptotek’s French painting collection, which includes works by Édouard Manet, Edgar Degas and Claude Monet, as well as Helge Jacobsen’s absolute favourite – Paul Gauguin.

This special exhibition includes a large range of these masterpieces, together with extensive and previously unexhibited archive materials, including photographs charting the life and story of Denmark’s enigmatic collector – Helge Jacobsen.


5.00 pm: Beer from Carlsberg and music by The Lake
5.15 pm: Welcome speech by Christine Buhl Andersen (Director)
5.25 pm: Introduction to the exhibition by Anna Manly (Curator)
5.40 pm: The exhibition opens

Read more about the exhibition here.

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Regular museum admission price.
Adults: DKK 115
Under 27/Students: DKK 85
Under 18: Free
Season ticket: Free

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