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.


Grete Jensen – the Funen painters’ unknown potter
June 23 - November 25, 2018
The Johannes Larsen Museum

GREEN – Christine Swane, the Modernist
May 19 - Sept. 9, 2018
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Welcome to the green world of Christine Swane

Tasting samples from the kitchen garden
Wednesdays on May 30, June 27, July 25, August 29 and September 26
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Concert with Laura Mo
June 14, 8 PM
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Experience Laura Mo at the Johannes Larsen Museum


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.

The Ladby Tapestry will be extended
5. December 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

The beautiful Ladby Tapestry will be on display at the museum for another two months.

Read the private letters and diaries of the Funen painters
5. December 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Thousands of private letters to and from the Funen painters and their circle are now available to the public.