Current Exhibitions

Trilogien billede 3 Himmelgåden J.F. Willumsen

Willumsen’s World

Exhibition of the collection

The first time Jens Ferdinand Willumsen (1863-1958) really caused a stir in Denmark was in 1891, the year he sent the etching Fertility from Paris to an exhibition in Copenhagen. Willumsen’s simple, symbolic portrayal of his pregnant wife and his proclamation of ‘new art’ outraged the Danish art audience, who nevertheless stood in line to see the scandalous work. Willumsen has divided opinion with his visually brash, often flamboyant, and at times extreme figurative art ever since.

Think, Dream, Imagine, Colours

12 June – 27 September 2020

In Think, Dream, Imagine, Colours colour expert Margrethe Odgaard invites the public to experience for itself and reflect on the communicative power of colour. The works in the exhibition will unfold around several artistic investigations which respectively take emotional (transitory and subjective) and logical (tangible and objective) approaches to the understanding of the complexity of the colours and their ties to our cultural anchoring and language.

Upcoming Exhibitions

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

Staging Nature and Life. Late Works by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and J.F. Willumsen

10 October 2020 – 31 January 2021

During World War I German artist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880–1938) and Danish artist J. F. Willumsen (1863–1958) elected almost simultaneously to pursue their own individualistic projects and disassociate themselves from contemporary art movements. From 1917 the mountains of Switzerland became a refuge for Kirchner after a mental breakdown, whereas Willumsen settled in the South of France in 1916. Neither of them returned to their respective home countries, choosing instead to devote the rest of their lives to the pursuit of a personal, artistic vision in self-imposed exile.

Alchemist’s Laboratory

8. February – 31. May 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

gode anmeldelser til EKKORUM på J.F. Willumsens Museum

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