Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in the heart of Copenhagen displays ancient and modern art in truly unique surroundings. Founded in 1888 by the brewer Carl Jacobsen, the art museum contains two main departments combining art in impressive architectural surroundings.
The Department of Antiquities houses excellent collections of Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman art, providing a delightful stroll through 3500 years of art and history. The Modern Department focuses on Danish painting and sculpture of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as French art of the same period (currentlt not on display, sadly). It is also possible to see the complete series of Degas’ bronzes (!) and 35 sculptures by Rodin. And of course, Glyptotek is known for its beautiful and spacious Winter Garden, where you can take a breathe and refresh yourself at Café Glyptoteket. Shortly, the Glyptotek is a must-see when in Copenhagen.
Photos by Edward Kanarecki.