Randers Museum of Art
Randers Museum of Art (Danish: Randers Kunstmuseum) in the town centre of Randers in northeastern Jutland, Denmark, displays many of the major works of Danish painters, especially those of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Founded in 1887, the museum has a collection of over 4,000 paintings, including works by the Danish masters Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Christen Købke, Vilhelm Hammershøi and L.A. Ring as well as those of many other notable painters. Among the 20th-century artists represented are Vilhelm Lundstrøm, Wilhelm Freddie and Asger Jorn.
The Golden Age of Danish Painting is well represented, in particular with works by Købke, Nicolai Abildgaard, Jens Juel, Eckersberg, Wilhelm Marstrand, Johan Lundbye, P. C. Skovgaard and Vilhelm Kyhn. Danish Naturalism from the end of the 19th century is represented by the masterpieces of L.A. Ring, Theodor Philipsen, Vilhelm Hammershøi, Agnes Slott-Møller and Jens Ferdinand Willumsen. Representatives of early Modernism and Surrealism include Harald Giersing, Edvard Weie, William Scharff, Karl Isakson, Jais Nielsen, Wilhelm Freddie and Vilhelm Bjerke-Petersen. Painters in the contemporary collection from the 1970s include Kurt Trampedach, Anders Kierkegaard, Hans Christian Rylander, Henrik Ipsen, Jørgen Haugen Sørensen, Claus Carstensen, Erik A. Frandsen, Berit Jensen and Peter Carlsen.
Currently the museum is housed Randers' Cultural Centre (Kulturhuset), designed by the architect Flemming Lassen and opened in 1969. In February 2009, the Danish company 3XN won a competition for building new premises for the art museum. The new building was designed as a transition between town and countryside, art and nature. Covering an area of 7,550 m2 (81,300 sq ft), it was to house three exhibition galleries, an auditorium, a café and a shop. Efforts to raise some 250 million Danish crowns for the project have however not been successful. In September 2012, it was announced the ambitious project would not go ahead, consideration being given instead to an extension of the existing building.
Located at Stemannsgade 2, 2, Randers, the museum is open to visitors free of charge from 10 am to 4 pm, Tuesday to Sunday (and until 8 pm on Wednesday). Closed from 24 to 26 December, 31 December, 1 January, 1 May and 5 June.
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