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

The Lost Time: Cultural Ramblings
June 8 - September 22, 2019
Johannes Larsen Museum

Major anniversary exhibition in connection with Peter Brandes’ 75th birthday.

Funen Spring
July 6 - October 6, 2019
Johannes Larsen Museum

The Funen Spring Exhibition celebrates 90 years.

BIRD 2019
September 28, 2019 - January 26, 2020
Johannes Larsen Museum

A new exhibition focuses on birds in art in the year 2019!

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