Nivaagaards Malerisamling

At Nivaagaards Malerisamling, you can experience art from the Italian and Northern European Renaissance, the Dutch Baroque and the Danish Golden Age.

Nivaagaards Collection was founded by landowner Johannes Hage, whose private collection was donated to the public as an independent institution in 1908. The museum is located in a large, romantic garden full of beautiful old trees and abundant rhododendrons.

Renaissance and Baroque
The Renaissance is represented by a number of Italian artists, including Giovanni Bellini, Cima da Conegliano, Lorenzo Lotto, Bernardino Luini and Sofonisba Anguissola. Northern European examples include works by Lucas Cranach the Elder and Pieter Brueghel the Younger and Rembrandt Harmenz van Rijn. The museum houses an impressive collection of landscapes from the Dutch Baroque by artists such as Jan van Goyen, Salomon Ruysdael, Aert van der Neer and Jacob van Ruisdael. One of the pearls of the collection is a landscape by French painter Claude Lorrain.

Danish Golden Age
The collection of Danish Golden Age art consists of a number of works by some of the greatest painters of the period, including C.W. Eckersberg, Christian Købke, J. Th. Lundbye, Wilhelm Marstrand, Martinus Rørbye and P.C. Skovgaard.

In addition, the museum presents two to three special exhibitions each year, often featuring contemporary or modern art.

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Nivaagaards Malerisamling
Gammel Strandvej 2
2990 Nivå
Telephone: +45 49 14 10 17
E-mail: Nivaagaards Malerisamling

Opening hours
Tuesday - Friday 11AM - 8PM
Saturday, Sunday, public holidays 11AM – 5PM
Monday closed

Adults 80 DKK
Senior 70 DKK
Groups and students 60 DKK
Children under 18 free