Current Exhibitions

Willumsen’s World

Permanent exhibition

The first time Jens Ferdinand Willumsen (1863-1958) really caused a stir in Denmark was in 1891, the year he sent the etching Fertility from Paris to an exhibition in Copenhagen. Willumsen’s simple, symbolic portrayal of his pregnant wife and his proclamation of ‘new art’ outraged the Danish art audience, who nevertheless stood in line to see the scandalous work. Willumsen has divided opinion with his visually brash, often flamboyant, and at times extreme figurative art ever since.

Time meets Time

21 June – 30 December 2019

In the exhibition “Time Meets Time. J.F. Willumsen and Jørgen Haugen Sørensen” Willumsens Museum has invited one of Denmark’s most distinctive living sculptors, Jørgen Haugen Sørensen (1934), to engage in dialogue with a selection of J.F. Willumsen’s works. Haugen Sørensen has produced new sculptures for the exhibi­tion, but existing works from the last 15 years will also be shown. In the exhibition localities his bronze sculptures, ceramic reliefs, drawings and lithographs meet Willumsen’s monumental marble relief, colourful paintings and expressive etchings.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Alchemist’s Laboratory

8. February – 31. May 2020

Fra Klassisk til Queer fra gang mod Orlando Lærke Posselt Lea Guldditte Hestelund

From Classical to Queer

26 January – 9 June 2019

gode anmeldelser til EKKORUM på J.F. Willumsens Museum

Echo Room. Thorvaldsen, Willumsen, Jorn, and Their Collections

10 June – 30 December 2018

Brask Collection meets Willumsen

Brask Collection meets Willumsen

9 September 2017 – 18 Februar 2018