A look at Iceland

Tid: December 10, 2016 - March 26, 2017
Sted: The Johannes Larsen Museum

Einar Falur Ingólfsson in Johannes Larsen's footsteps.

The Johannes Larsen Museum welcomes you to a large, esthetic exhibition that pays homage to the Icelandic landscape: its wide vistas, its steep cliffs, the difficulties of travelling through it and the many stories the landscape has engendered. In addition, the exhibition tells about two artists who travelled in the land of sagas, trying to unearth its soul, 90 years apart.


The Iceland exhibition treats different aspects of the Danish/Icelandic collaboration, which Johannes Larsen’s voyages to Iceland in 1927 and again in 1930 are an expression of. The purpose of his travels was to create many illustrations for the newly translated The Icelandic Sagas, which was published in 1930-32. Johannes V. Jensen and Gunnar Gunnarsson took the initiative to create the project. In the summer of 2016, the Icelandic photographer, Einar Falur Ingólfsson travelled around Iceland following Larsen’s tracks, photographing the sights that Larsen drew. Ingólfsson’s photographs supplement Johannes Larsen’s ink drawings, and in some cases show how the otherwise unchanging landscape has, nonetheless, shifted in the course of 90 years.

In addition, a handful of both living and dead artists’ works will show their interpretations of the Icelandic landscape. Various expedition objects will be included to demonstrate the difficulties Larsen in 1927 - and Ingólfsson in 2016 - had to deal with to produce their art. These will include Ingólfsson’s diaries, notes and sketches, as well as Johannes Larsen’s diaries from his first trip in 1927, where he wrote to his wife, Alhed. She died while Larsen was in Iceland; the tone of his diaries from three years later in 1930 has shifted to reflect his loss. Now he writes mostly to himself, and one can sense that something fundamental has happened in the artist’s life.


Concert: 1917 AD
Thursday, September 28, 7 PM
The Johannes Larsen Museet

How does a year sound?

1917: A NEW ERA
September 2 - November 26, 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

The exhibition is about the decisive year 1917, when a plethora of leading artists and authors gathered at Johannes Larsen’s home, setting the tone for a new direction in Danish art.

Art night
Wednesday, November 15, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
The Johannes Larsen Museum

The four art museums on Funen invite you to come to Art Night.

A Wonderful World
December 1, 2017 - late February, 2018
The Johannes Larsen Museum

We reveal the joy of Johannes Larsen’s world on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the artist’s birth.


Unique opportunity: Syberg’s studio is open
26. June 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

In connection with the anniversary exhibition “Garden by the Sea”, you now can experience something unique: Fritz Syberg’s studio.

Lots of activities for families at the Larsen Museum during this summer
26. June 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

We always have activities for kids. But this summer, we’re shifting into higher gear. Our program is filled with activities the whole summer.

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

Six stars to Garden by the Sea
20. June 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Under the headline “Summer came in April”, the newspaper Fyens Stiftstidende (Funen’s Diocese Times) gave a really fine review of our exhibition, Garden by the Sea