Philip Guston Exhibition
If you’re a bit of an art buff – or even if you aren’t – a Philip Guston exhibition is opening at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in the pretty village of Humlebæk this summer. Philip Guston was an American painter in the mid-20th century who gained cult status with many young artists, 86 of his paintings and drawings are going to be on display in this special exhibition.
Guston’s work plays along the lines of irony and abstract and also features more figurative, comic-strip-like creations. There is plenty of meaning and pleasure to be found in colourful and interesting paintings, whether you’re already a fan or you’ve just been introduced to his style.
Tickets cost just DKK 110 (approximately £12), or DKK 95 (£10) for students. Note that the museum is closed on Mondays, otherwise it’s open 11am – 6pm during the week and until 10pm on weekends.
The museum is right by the coast so while you’re there you can also take in the lovely views of the sea – there isn’t much of a beach nearby, but there are gardens at the museum to sit in and enjoy the scenery, as well as a harbour just down the road.
If you’re looking for food there is a café in the museum, but if you want to venture out and explore a little more of the village of Humlebæk, there are a couple of options near the tram stop – Brødsnedkeren, is a bakery serving up delicious bread and pastries, or there’s Center Grill Pizzeria & Café if you’re in the mood for Italian.
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is a little way out of Copenhagen, but you can get there in less than 90 minutes by taking the 150S bus to Kokkedal, and then the ØR tram to Humlebæk.