Colouring outside the lines

Encounter nature at its most dramatic, experience what happens to a masterpiece when you liberate it from its frame, and watch a conservator at work.
Monday, December 14, 2015

Nature reveals itself at sea
“Those who returned to tell the tales of fierce seas and shredded sails. Those who spoke mostly with their eyes. And those who never came home.” In Storm, the M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark brings you stories and pictures of what life is like at sea when violent weather hits. As a seaman, there is no escaping the brutal face of nature, and this exhibition reminds us of the frailty and uncontrollable powers that mark our existence.

Painting outside the lines
The frame marks the division between the world of the painter and the spectator. So what happens to a painting when it is stripped from its usual frame? In this winter exhibition, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek frees masterpieces by van Gogh, Cézanne, Degas, Courbet, Rousseau, Manet, Sisley and Monet, allowing them plenty of room to breathe. You will probably experience that the paintings take on new and unexpected qualities when the confines are broken.  

Busting through theatre history
For the first time in the museum’s history, a conservator is at work at the Theatre Museum at the Court Theatre. The museum’s large collection of busts and reliefs, which depicts authors and performers from 1700s-1900s, is being restored by conservator Mette Aagaard Rønde. The museum invites you to watch over Mette’s shoulder and hear about the history of the individual pieces on the 15th, 16th, 17th and 22nd of December at 11-15. For times in January, see KultuNaut

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Denise Rose Hansen