The Ladby Tapestry

Tid: September 9 - November 19, 2017
Sted: The Johannes Larsen Museum

Experience the Ladby Tapestry in its full length.

Opening: Friday, September 8 at 2:00 PM


The Ladby Tapestry is a 7 metre long embroidery depicting the story of the Ladby Ship: from the day it sailed on the seas in the Viking period until it is immortalized as embroidery in the present time. It was inspired by the 70 metre long Bayeux Tapestry, which depicted the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

The tapestry is embroidered with plant-dyed woolen yarn on linen, with the same composition as the Bayeux Tapestry. The middle panel (horizontal) tells the story of the Ladby Ship. The two friezes have the themes of “burial ship” and “ship grave” and show the mythological figures and finds from the past.

The first stitches in the Ladby Tapestry were made in 2011, conceived of and led by Inge Svensmark. Artist Gudrun Heltoft created the drawings that the tapestry was based upon. Anette Nørgaard Bogulski dyed the wool yarn. Last but not least, a team of 16 embroiderers made the tapestry. At the moment, they are working to complete it in time for the exhibition.

Buy the colouring book in the webshop here.

Calendar

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.

News

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