The Minister of Culture visits the opening of Garden by the Sea

20. June 2017 | The Johannes Larsen Museum

We at the Johannes Larsen Museum were rather proud to be able to welcome Minister of Culture, Mette Bock, when she came and held the opening speech for this year’s big anniversary exhibition, Garden by the Sea, on Friday, March 31.

In her speech, the minister talked about her special bond with Kerteminde and with the Johannes Larsen Museum, since she came here several times as a child. The museum and the garden were therefore a cherished sight for the minister, who also took part in celebrating Johannes Larsen, who would have been 150 years old this year.

Garden by the Sea

The anniversary exhibition, Garden by the Sea, focuses on something that Alhed and Johannes Larsen held very dear: their magnificent garden and private paradise. The garden and the life lived in it were pivotal for Alhed’s and Johannes Larsen’s life and a very significant part of their artistic production. The garden was also their living room, their interest, source of food and of inspiration. It is therefore also an obvious focus for this year’s big summer and anniversary exhibition.

The house, designed by Ulrik Plesner and built in 1901, and the garden combined to create a “Gesamtkunstwerk”, the Larsens’ largest shared artwork. On Mill Hill, the big, natural garden was used as a social space and as a motif, lyrically interpreted by both Alhed and Johannes.

Fine attendance on a beautiful day

The opening of Garden by the Sea turned out to be a festive and beautiful afternoon in the setting that Alhed and Johannes Larsen created. Thanks to all who took part in the opening on this sun-filled and warm spring day on Mill Hill.

Experience the anniversary exhibition

Come and see the exhibition, which is open until August 27. Enjoy the garden, try the many activities and be part of the celebration of Johannes Larsen.

Calendar

Islet and Skerrie
Dec. 1, 2018 - March 17, 2019
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Uninhabited isles of the Danes revisited

Christmas table
November 16 - December 31
Johannes Larsen Museum

Get into the Christmas spirit and get inspired for this year’s Christmas table settings.

The Land Painters in Sybergland
Dec.15, 2018 - March 1, 2019
The Johannes Larsen Museeum

Sybergland revisited by the The artists’ group, the Land Painters

Christmas Concert
Sunday December 16, 4 PM
Johannes Larsen Museum

Christmas concert between Nordic peoples and echoes from the Alps, with Helene Blum, Harald Haugaard and others

News

Piggy bank for the history of snaps
26. October 2018
Johannes Larsen Museum

The Snaps Pig has just been published in a handsome new edition with a foreword by Johannes Larsen’s grandson, who carries on the traditions and recipes for spiced aquavit from his grandfather.

Search for Christine Swane paintings met with great success
26. June 2018
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Our art search was broadcast far and wide with the help of the press, Facebook and by word of mouth. After just a short time, to our great pleasure, we received many responses from people who own artwork by Christine Swane.

Fresh nesting boxes for Larsen’s birds
26. March 2018
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Our faithful volunteer, Mogens Salling, has spent the last few weeks cleaning and repairing all the bird boxes in Larsen’s garden.

The Coffee House will be temporarily closed
6. February 2018
The Johannes Larsen Museum

The Coffee House at the Johannes Larsen Museum is closing on Feb.1, 2018 due to rebuilding and expansion.