Like a Moth to the Flame

There is a series of incredible coincidences in the works of Margin Bigum and J.F. Willumsen. Themes, color tones and motifs sneak in and out of each other across time and place. These coincidences – which have in the exhibition been placed side by side – in themselves make a juxtaposition between the two artists interesting. However, it is the artistic process, seen from the perspective of the creative artist, that is the core of the exhibition. At the exhibition, the audience can experience paintings, lithographs, sculptures, photographs, drawings, and sketches by Willumsen and Bigum – from their very young years to their more mature productions. Also, Martin Bigum’s collection of songs and poems “Overmorgen” and piano improvisations will be part of the exhibition in dialogue with the exhibited works.

It is Bigum’s dazzling communication skills and personal approach to both his own works and the wider history of art that he brings into the exhibition. Based on his own and Willumsen’s artistic practice Bigum takes the audience through the often demanding and complex aspects of the artistic process. The exhibition is a journey though being a visual artist and it offers a look behind the scenes of both Willumsen and Bigum through Bigum’s present narrative.

Som et møl mod flammen. Gæster i Trilogien

February 10th. – July 28th. 2024

Trilogien billede 3 Himmelgåden J.F. Willumsen

January 16th-June 12th, 2022


Willumsens’s World

Exhibition of the collection

For once J.F. Willumsen takes over the entire museum in an exhibition shedding light on multiple aspects of his wide-ranging oeuvre.

Highlights include Willumsen’s ceramics, 1890-1900, the relationship between Willumsen’s photography and painting, ‘The Old Collection’ – Willumsen’s own art collection as well as the creative process behind the making of two of Willumsen’s most famous works, Children Bathing on Skaw Beach and A Mountaineer.

El Greco. Bebudelsen, ca. 1600. Olie på lærred, 91 ×66,5 cm. Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest.


March 4th – June 4th, 2023

Enung kvinde foran et maleri


In collaboration with CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark

November 4th, 2022 – February 19th, 2023

Skitse af en foroverbøjet overkrop.

Mama Mia

June 17th – October 23rd, 2021

Munchs fotografier: Edvard Munch. Selvportrett på Ekely. 1930. Foto: Munchmuseet

The Experimental Selv. Edvard Munch’s Photographs 

– 9 Jan 2022

Alchemist’s Laboratory

13 February – 31 August 2021

WTF Willumsen

24 Marts – 31 October 2021

Feel the Soul?

12 February – 31 May 2021

Maleri af en kvinde i orange og gule farver. Af Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Staging Nature and Life

10 October – 31 January 2021

Think, Dream, Imagine, Colours

12 June – 27 September 2020

Tiden møder tiden Jørgen Haugen Sørensen møder J.F. Willumsen på WillumsensMuseum

Time meets Time

21 June – 30 December 2019

Fra Klassisk til Queer fra gang mod Orlando Lærke Posselt Lea Guldditte Hestelund

From Classical to Queer

26 January – 9 June 2019

Installationsview fra udstillingen Ekkorum

Echo Room. Thorvaldsen, Willumsen, Jorn, and Their Collections

10 June – 30 December 2018

Brask Collection meets Willumsen

Brask Collection meets Willumsen

9 September 2017 – 18 Februar 2018