Bornholm Art Museum

Gudhjem, Denmark

The Bornholm Art Museum was constructed in 1993 and enlarged in 2003. The museum's permanent collection consists principally of paintings by artists with connections to Bornholm from the early 19th century to the present day. Special attention is given to the Bornholm school of painters which emerged at the beginning of the last century when a number of modernists, attracted to picturesque Bornholm and the tiny island of Christiansø, painted landscapes and local nature. The permanent exhibition includes works by Edvard Weie, Karl Isakson, Olaf Rude, Kræsten Iversen, Niels Lergaard and Oluf Høst. In addition, numerous paintings and works of sculpture present a rich picture of artistic life on Bornholm.

Covering an area of some 4,000 square meters, the museum itself is an impressive architectural achievement. Designed by architects Johan Fogh and Per Følner, it is divided into three levels as the ground the slopes down towards the sea. The galleries are situated on either side of a kind of street where water trickles down from the age-old Helligdomskilde healing spring.

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Founded: 1993
Category: Museums in Denmark

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André Schubert (3 years ago)
Another great collection to see
katarzyna boczkowska (3 years ago)
Nothing intersting
Sebastian Lund (4 years ago)
Best museum on the island. Beautiful building and nature surrounds the museum.
Frederik Mannering (4 years ago)
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Diana Ombelli (4 years ago)
Bright and cozy. Awesome paintings and artifacts. Very inspiring visit!
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