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Around the Sound Skissernas Museum, Lund

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Wanås 16

Helsingborg

Denmark

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Skåne

Humlebæk 10

Klampenborg 11

Lund 4

Copenhagen

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Malmö 1

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Contents

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Moderna Museet Malmö. . . . . . . . . . . . 4

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Dunkers kulturhus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

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Malmö Konsthall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

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Louisiana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

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Malmö Konstmuseum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

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Ordrupgaard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

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Skissernas Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

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Glyptoteket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

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Kulturen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

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Den Hirschsprungske Samling. . . . . . . . 9

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Historiska Museet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

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Kunstindustrimuseet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

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Lunds Konsthall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

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Statens Museum for Kunst. . . . . . . . . . 10

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Krognoshuset. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

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Wanås . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

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The Öresund Bridge

Around the Sound is a ticket that, for just SEK 249, allows you to travel around both the Swedish and the Danish sides of the Öresund Sound. You can travel by train, bus and ferry – the only requirement is that you cross the Öresund Bridge in one direction and take the Helsingborg-Helsingør ferry in the other. The ticket is valid for two days. You can find out more about the Around the Sound ticket at Skånetrafiken’s website, www.skanetrafiken.se

Here are some suggestions for art lovers who want to take their own art tour around the Öresund Sound. Over the course of two days, you can visit some of the finest art museums and institutions in Skåne and Zealand. You’ll get the most out of your art tour if you plan your journey in advance. Visit the various websites and find out what exhibitions are running when you are planning to travel. Malmö artist Jan Hemmel is your guide. Jan is a cultural journalist who has worked for Sveriges Television as a director, reporter and presenter. © Tourism in Skåne – www.skane.com

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Art around the Sound

© Estate of Robert Rauschenberg/ BUS, Stockholm/Vaga, NY 2010

Photo: Åke E.son Lindman

This is an ideal tour for those who want to experience world art in new, exciting settings, from the renaissance castle in Malmö to the graceful buildings of Denmark’s Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, set in undulating grounds, and from Ordrupgaard’s bold modernist extension to classical statues in the Glyptotek’s lush winter garden in Copenhagen. Two days. Let’s start in Malmö.

Monogram by Robert Rauschenberg

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Moderna Museet Malmö

Stockholm’s Moderna Museet has gained a worldwide reputation for its collection of art. The museum now also has a presence in Malmö, in the form of the Moderna Museet Malmö. Collaboration between the two museums ensures that there is always an exciting collection of the great names in modern art, such as Rauschenberg, Klein, Warhol and Fahlström, to name just a few.

Moderna Museet Malmö, Architects: Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter (the old part by John Smedberg 1901)

www.modernamuseet.se

Photo: Jan Uvelius

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Malmö Konsthall, Architect: Klas Anselm

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Malmö Konsthall

You can also see modern art at Malmö Konsthall, in one of Europe’s largest and most beautiful exhibition halls. Major exhibitions have been shown here since 1975, featuring artists such as Miró, Peter Greenaway, Keith Haring, Louise Bourgeois and Tony Cragg, as well as contemporary experimental art and breathtaking installations. Many visitors return to the gallery day after day, thanks to its excellent organic restaurant. www.konsthall.malmo.se


Photo: Ulf Celander

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During this period he produced thousands of sketches – surreal, obsessive, dreamlike sketches that have fascinated subsequent generations. His paintings are on display, although his sketches are not always on show. However, the museum’s bookshop has a book of Hill’s sketches – these might prove to be the source of the most intense artistic experience of your tour.

Malmö Konstmuseum

Out on Slottsholmen, in the same building as Malmö Museums, is Malmö Konstmuseum, with its outstanding collection of modern Nordic art. One of the major Swedish artists, Carl Fredrik Hill, is represented here. Born in 1849, he was a successful painter living in France until he had a nervous breakdown in 1878 and was brought home to Sweden. Here, he was cared for at a mental hospital and at his home in Lund until his death in 1911.

Sketch by Carl Fredrik Hill

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Let’s turn our attention inwards, towards the plains and coastline of Skåne. The train journey from Malmö to the university city of Lund takes just a quarter of an hour. Skissernas Museum, Lund

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Skissernas Museum

In the sculpture park in front of Skissernas Museum stands a battered bronze briefcase on a paving-stone plinth. This is a study for part of a larger monument dedicated to the memory of diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, which stands at the corner of First Avenue and 47th Street in Manhattan, New York. The paving stones are from the former Jewish ghetto in Budapest, while the briefcase symbolises the thousands of protective passports issued by Wallenberg to save Hungarian Jews from the Nazis. Wallenberg himself died in a Soviet prisonerof-war camp, but it is not known when or how. When the Museum of Sketches was founded in 1934, it was called the Archive for Decorative Art. It was set up as a research project to study the “birth of art” by collecting and analysing studies and sketches for public artworks, both paintings and sculptures. Thanks to donations from artists and acquisitions the collection quickly grew, moving from the art institution where it was founded

into its own museum. Its premises have since been extended five times, and the museum is now home to more than 30,000 works. Its galleries house miniature versions of sculptures and full-size plaster models, such as Henry Moore’s Hill Arches, which almost fills an entire room. And not forgetting the paintings, from simple, tentative pencil sketches to enormous murals by the Mexican artists Diego Rivera and José Orozco. The collections are divided up into an international section – covering Mexico, West Africa and Europe, and including Matisse’s sketches for Vence Chapel in France – as well as a Nordic section and a Swedish section. The works represent a magnificently varied journey through the history of modern art. The museum’s collection is constantly evolving. It now includes graffiti and street art, as well as film and video, but the more traditional forms of art – painting and sculpture – remain a source of rich variation and real entertainment. www.adk.lu.se

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Kulturen

Lund is a compact city, and it’s only a short walk to the next museum, Kulturen. Kulturen was founded in 1892 with the aim of collecting cultural artefacts that were at risk of being lost, originally only from Sweden but subsequently also from around the world. The interpretation of what constitutes a cultural artefact is extremely broad. Here you will find doll’s houses and Japanese samurai armour, masks from Asia and Africa, harvesting tools and ceramics, glass and Egyptian mummies, rocking-chairs and modernist paintings from the early 20th century – to mention but a few of the museum’s 2.5 million objects. Many of these are arranged in settings according to their historical origins.

Photo: ©Viveca Ohlsson

Kulturen, Lund

Kulturen is also an open-air museum, and many buildings have been brought here and re-erected in the museum’s large grounds: a 14th century mediaeval house and a 16th century peasants’ house, a 17th century church and an 18th century parsonage, and a tenement soldier’s cottage and a middle-class house dating from the 19th century. There are exhibitions about the history of glass and the art of printing, as well as fascinating special exhibitions, such as one consisting of unique objects made by women in the Ravensbrück concentration camp during the Second World War. An exhibition on “the Design of Death” takes Kulturen’s collection of weapons as its starting point. Kulturen is a museum that provides visitors with a wealth of impressions – surprise, confusion and enlightenment – just as every good museum should.

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Photo: © Bengt Almgren, LUHM

Silver tableware by Wiven Nilsson

Historiska Museet

Just one block away from Kulturen is Historiska Museet. Founded in 1805, this is Sweden’s second largest archaeological museum. For those with an interest in art there’s a section that’s well worth a visit: the department of mediaeval church art. The numerous sculptors’ interpretations of Christ on the cross, the grieving Mary and the figures around them make for a powerful experience. www.luhm.lu.se Historiska Museet, Lund

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Lunds Konsthall

A few blocks further south is Mårtenstorget Square with its market. Here you can see the current art exhibitions at Lunds Konsthall which first opened its doors in 1957, and at... 8

Krognoshuset next door, a small

14th century brick building – such historical juxtapositions are not unusual in Lund. The square is also home to the Saluhallen food hall, with its restaurants and shops. Krognoshuset, Lund

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Konsthallen, Lund. Architect: Klas Anselm

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Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg. Architect: Kim Utzon

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Dunkers Kulturhus

On to Helsingborg. On the edge of the Sound in the heart of Helsingborg is Dunkers Kulturhus – a meeting place for culture in the Öresund region. This cultural centre includes an art gallery with varying exhibitions. From Dunkers Kulturhus you can see across to Helsingør on the Danish side. Kronborg Castle, a renaissance castle where Shakespeare’s Hamlet is often staged in the summer months, rises up above the town. www.dunkerskulturhus.se

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Louisiana

Photo: ©Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

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Heading towards Copenhagen, get off the train at Humlebæk station and walk to the Louisiana. The museum buildings enjoy a beautiful setting in a labyrinthine and varied park full of sculptures by artists such as Henry Moore, Jean Arp and Alexander Calder, with a steep slope down towards the Öresund Sound. The Louisiana Museum has a unique open and welcoming atmosphere and a superb restaurant. The collection includes over 3,000 works, many of which are masterpieces by artists such as Picasso, Giacometti, Kiefer, Baselitz, Hockney, Kirkeby and many others. This is a vibrant museum with five or six major exhibitions each year and generous opening hours. www.louisiana.dk

Photo: ©Ordrupgaard

The Calder Terrace, Louisiana. Architects: Jørgen Bo & Vilhelm Wohlert

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Ordrupgaard

Ordrupgaard, near Klampenborg, is the next stop on your train journey. Ingres, Delacroix, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Corot... yes, all the big names are represented in the collection. As you explore the beautiful Danish collection, stop to take in Hammershøi’s mysterious interiors, which vibrate with silence. In today’s museum world, there are strict requirements in terms of factors such as security and atmospheric

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Ordrupgaard. Architect: Zaha Hadid

humidity. In 2005, the acclaimed architect Zaha Hadid therefore created a large, wave-like extension to Ordrupgaard in glass and black concrete, which has attracted international attention. Furniture designer and architect Finn Juhl’s house is now also part of Ordrupgaard. The building is an unparalleled example of Danish modernism in terms of architecture, furniture design and art. www.ordrupgaard.dk


Glyptoteket

Photo: ©Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

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Next stop: Copenhagen Central Station. From here it’s just a short walk to Glyptoteket, with its delightful palm garden, Palmehave, where you can sit beneath the glass roof, surrounded by plants and sculptures, and enjoy a cup of tea or an excellent lunch. “Glyptotek” is the Greek word for sculpture collection, and this is Northern Europe’s largest collection of antique art from Egypt, the Middle East, Greece and Italy. You’ll also find more recent works here by sculptors such as Auguste Rodin and painters such as Paul Gauguin. Just like Louisiana and Ordrupgaard, the Glyptotek was originally a private collection, in this case owned by brewer Carl Jacobsen, who donated his house and collection to the state at the end of the 19th century. The same is true of some other well-known Copenhagen museums, such as the David Collection and the Hirschsprung Collection. Both of these have a main focus based on the interests of the collectors. www.glyptoteket.dk Photo: ©Den Hirschsprungske Samling

Glyptoteket, Laurent-Honoré Marqueste, Perseus Slaying Medusa

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Den Hirschsprungske Samling

Den Hirschsprungske Samling showcases 19th century Danish art from what is often referred to as “the Danish Golden Age” through to the Skagen Painters, with P.S. Krøyer at the forefront. The paintings are hung in beautiful rooms where some of the furniture comes from the artists’ homes. This seductive journey through more than a century of history is a firm favourite among those with a love of nostalgia. www.hirschsprung.dk

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P.S. Krøyer, Summer Evening on the Beach at Skagen: the Artist and his Wife. 1899

Kunstindustrimuseet

Are you interested in chairs? The café of Kunstindustrimuseet is decorated with furniture created by Danish icons such as Hans J. Wegner and Poul Kjærholm. Interested in 19th century Japanese craftsmanship? International textile art from the renaissance through to the modern day? 18th century porcelain? International poster art? You’ll find all this and much more besides at the Danish Museum of Art & Design. The museum is housed in a beautiful large building, set in idyllic grounds where the Grønnegård Theatre performs classic comedies in the summer. www.kunstindustrimuseet.dk

Kunstindustrimuseet

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Statens Museum for Kunst

As is fitting for a large museum, Statens Museum for Kunst embraces both the classical and the modern, everyday realism, eccentric symbolism, the mysterious and the challenging aspects of art, from both Denmark and the rest of the world, spanning seven centuries. Here are a few a few examples. Charming idyll: the Dutch artist Frans van Mieris’ 17th century inn interior Sending the Boy for Beer (Room 263). Dramatic torment: Danish artist Nikolai Abildgaard’s 1775 work The Wounded Philoctetes (Room 217). Surprising intensity: Matisse’s 1905 portrait of his wife, with a wide streak of green across her forehead and nose (Room 203).

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It’s unlikely that even the most diligent of visitors would be able to discover all the artistic treasures that eagerly await them in just two days. Should you spend an extra day in Copenhagen or head back to Malmö? If you’ve made wise choices from the travel opportunities available and are looking for more artistic experiences, there are a number of alternatives with an Around the Sound ticket. www.smk.dk

Wanås

One day left on your ticket? An obvious suggestion is Wanås in northern Skåne. Take the train to Hässleholm and then the bus to Wanås. We leave the plains of Skåne behind us and venture into the forests of Göinge. This is where the 15th century stronghold of Wanås can be found, with its organic agriculture and grounds that have been transformed over the course of the last 20 years into a sculpture park with the feel of a dense and enchanted forest, where twisting paths lead to the works of art. Work on the sculpture park began in the mid-1980s. This was the idea of the lady of the manor, Marika Wachtmeister. She had identified a trend for large works of art, requiring a great deal of space. She began by inviting 25 artists to exhibit in the grounds of Wanås. Ten years later, the work of more than 100 artists had been shown at the sculpture park, which included ten permanent works.

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Statens Museum for Kunst, Nicolai Abildgaard, The Wounded Philoctetes, 1775

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Since then, the park has continued to grow apace. There are now 40 works by Nordic and international artists such as Per Kirkeby, Roxy Paine, Maya Lin, Robert Willson, Dan Graham, Ann-Sofi Sidén, Jenny Holzer and Antony Gormley. The park is open daily, all year round, from 08:00 until 19:00. Photo: ©Anders Norrsell

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Wanås, Antony Gormley, Together and Apart, 2001.

At Wanås, it’s not just the grounds that have been given over to art. The cowshed and warehouse dating from the 18th and 19th centuries have been converted into new exhibition spaces, and over the years Wanås has become an important institution both for the Swedish arts and internationally. For those who take the time to explore the paths in the grounds and the barns and stables, it soon becomes quite evident that a voyage through the world of art can be an exciting adventure. And don’t forget to show your bus ticket at the entrance to Wanås – you’ll get a 25% discount on the admission charge. www.wanas.se

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