Exhibition Opening. Suzanne Valadon – model, painter, rebel

/ 24. February 2022

You are invited to the opening of the Glyptotek’s special exhibition Suzanne Valadon – model, painter, rebel – an opportunity to discover one of the influential artists in the effervescent Parisian art world of the 19th century. You can visit the exhibition at any time during the day. From 4.30 to 7.00 pm there will be free Carlsberg beer, opening speeches and music in the Winter Garden.

About the exhibition
The exhibition will introduce you to the French painter, Suzanne Valadon, who started her career as a model for the likes of Renoir, Puvis de Chavannes and Toulouse-Lautrec. With her gender, class and lifestyle, she defied her social destiny, paving new ways for art with uncompromising portraits and nude studies painted with powerful contours, visible brushstrokes and saturated colours. The exhibition features not only her extraordinary works, but also tells the story of an exceptional woman who succeeded in transforming her working-class background from a disadvantage to a unique entrée into the world of art.

Read more about the exhibition here.

4.30-7.00 pm: Free beer in the Winter Garden, accompanied by music by the DJ Josefine Winding
5.00 pm: Opening speech – Gertrud Hvidberg-Hansen (Director of the Glyptotek) (In Danish)
5.05 pm: Introduction to the exhibition – Anna Kærsgaard Gregersen (Curator) (In Danish)

You can visit the exhibition on your own both before and after the opening programme.

For their generous support of the exhibition, we would like to express our gratitude to Augustinus Fonden, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond, Knud Højgaards Fond, Beckett-Fonden, Sportgoodsfonden, Konsul George Jorck og Hustru Emma Jorck’s Fond,  Queen Margrethe’s and Prince Henrik’s Foundation and Arne V. Schleschs Fond.

Dronning Margrethes og Prins Henriks Fond

The exhibition is a collaboration between the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia. The exhibition was originally devised by the Barnes Foundation and supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia.

The exhibition opened at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia on 26 September 2021 and runs until 9 January 2022.


The Barnes Foundation      The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage


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

Purchase a ticket or season ticket at the museum or online here.
Pre-purchased admission tickets are non-refundable, but can be also used any other day at the museum.

Foto: Suzanne Valadon, Nude Sitting on a Sofa (Nue assise sur un canapé), 1916, Oil on canvas, The Weisman & Michel Collection


Glyptoteket's exhibitions present artworks and cultural-historical objects.

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