Get in the mood for spring at the Glyptotek. Experience nature through art in the special exhibition After Nature, where author Josefine Klougart’s texts engage in dialogue with the Glyptotek’s paintings.

Read about the museum’s exhibitions here.

As always, you can enjoy the beautiful plants and flowers in the museum’s lush Winter Garden or grab a cup of coffee at Picnic.

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Children under 18 always have free admission.

Special Exhibition: After nature

“Nature no longer exists. That wild, untamed nature, untouched by human beings, is a thing of the past.” 

So states the author Josefine Klougart in her essay After Nature. The special exhibition After Nature – A New Reading of the Glyptotek’s Paintings by Writer Josefine Klougart is a sort of 3D essay – where the author’s texts engage in dialogue with Glyptoteket’s landscape paintings in a sensory exhibition design created by the set designers Vang Stensgaard.

The exhibition is on display until 18 August 2024.

After Nature – A New Reading of the Glyptotek’s Paintings by Writer Josefine Klougart

After Nature – A New Reading of the Glyptotek’s Paintings by Writer Josefine Klougart

After Nature – A New Reading of the Glyptotek’s Paintings by Writer Josefine Klougart

Pop-up Exhibition – Gilded Mummy Masks

To ensure a successful afterlife in ancient Egypt, it was important to preserve the identity of the deceased by including a portrayal in the grave.

Glyptoteket has a variety of such portrayals in the form of mummy masks, which were used to cover the face of the deceased. The museum has a collection of such gilded mummy masks from the Roman period in Egypt, from the 1st to the 3rd century CE.

The masks have recently been thoroughly investigated by the museum’s Polychromy Research Group. The scientific analyses tell us what kind of materials and techniques the Egyptians used to make the masks, and how they were used.

Three of these examined masks are exhibited in a small pop-up exhibition in connection with The Danish Science Festival but are otherwise not exhibited at the museum. They will be displayed in hall 3 and only from April 20th to June 21st 2024.

Pop-up Exhibition – Gilded Mummy Masks

Pop-up Exhibition – Gilded Mummy Masks

Pop-up Exhibition – Gilded Mummy Masks

Coming soon: Kai Nielsen

On May 30, 2024, the special exhibition “Kai Nielsen – Born of Everyday Life” will open.

You have probably already met “The Water Mother”, who welcomes visitors to the Glyptotek from her pool in the Winter Garden. The Danish sculptor Kai Nielsen (1882-1924) created the work specially for the Glyptotek.

It is Kai Nielsen’s work which will form the focal point for the exhibition. He is largely unknown, even though his works can be seen in several public spaces in Denmark: for example, on Blågårds Plads in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen. He is perhaps best known for the statuettes he designed for the Danish porcelain companies Bing & Grøndahl and Kähler, and for Dansk Kunsthandel.

The exhibition is a collaborative project involving. Faaborg Museum and the Glyptotek – two special exhibitions, which will run in parallel at the two museums from summer 2024.

The exhibition will be on display from 30 May 2024 till 5 January 2025.

Join us for the exhibition opening 30 May 17 pm. 

Weekend in the Winter Garden

Every Saturday and Sunday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., our hosts are ready to welcome you in the Winter Garden. Here, you can take a break and receive small tasks and inspiration to explore the museum on your own.

Children under 18 always have free admission.

Familieomvisning på Glyptoteket

Café Picnic

Picnic is open on all museum opening days from Tuesday to Sunday and is located right by the beautiful Winter Garden. Here, you can enjoy delicious lunch dishes, desserts, coffee, and other beverages.

Picnic serves modern cuisine, with home-roasted coffee, all crafted with care. While rooted in familiar classics, the composition and presentation of the food are reimagined, adding surprising nuances to the dining experience.

Join us for dinner at Picnic on Thursday evenings. Check out the dish of the month on the menu.

Picnic with a view of the Winter Garden

After Nature

Experience a new reading of the Glyptotek’s paintings by the Danish writer Josefine Klougart,

Season Tickets

Admission for a whole year to the Glyptotek's fantastic collection, the many special exhibitions, events and the relaxing Winter Garden.

Calendar

See the exciting activities and events, the Glyptotek has to offer. Please note, the events in Danish will not be presented here. Go to the Danish version of the homepage to see all events.