Let there be light

Winter getting you down? You're not alone. As the season plows on with its gray and drizzly days more and more people are getting the winter blues. The cold, dark, and gloomy weather’s lack of daylight can easily make you feel down and despondent. However, Copenhagen Museums and Attractions will guide you to a handful of enlightening and delightful experiences that will surely lift your mood if you struggle with gloomy feelings during the darker days of winter.
Monday, February 26, 2018

The Labyrinth of light
Light fascinates and surprises. Some light can create the most beautiful, glimmering colours that are reflected in surfaces. And where there is light, there is often a shadow – perhaps even several. In the Labyrinth of Light at the Experimentarium in Hellerup, you can experience and experiment with the many fascinating properties of light. In the labyrinth you can play tunes on the laser harp, examine the colourless room and try moving faster than your own shadow. Everyone will learn something from visiting the Labyrinth of Light, but the exhibition is primarily targeted at families with children aged 8-14 years.
Experimentarium, Tuborg Havnevej 7, 2900 Hellerup.

Willumsen’s vitalism
The renowned Danish painter J. F. Willumsen (1863-1958) is famous for his vibrant use of colour and light. Throughout his life Willumsen sought inspiration for his work abroad, and pictures from his travels testify to a fascination with the life of the streets and public places, the strong light of the South, and Alpine land­scapes. From 3rd of March to 21st of May at the J. F. Willumsens Museum the exhibition “Pictures form travels in North and South” follows Willumsen’s travel iti­ne­raries and takes the visitor to among other destina­tions Norway, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain and Tunisia.  At the exhibition you can also experience Dark Matter’s virtual-reality work “Qualia”, which forms the setting for a journey into a virtual version of Willum­sen’s mountain landscapes.
The J.F. Willumsens Museum, Jenriksvej 4, 3600 Frederikssund.

Starry, starry night
Kroppedal Museum in Vestskoven (the western woods) links the past with the present, providing an experience that will leave you starry eyed – quite literally. The museum describes both the ancient and more recent history of the Vestegn (the Westbank of Copenhagen) along with the history of Danish astronomy and especially the world renowned Danish astronomer Ole Rømer. In walking distance from the museum you can also see the remains of Rømer’s fascinating observatory. During winter Kroppedal museum invites you for night walks in Vestskoven to look at the stars and all the fascinating phenomena of the sky together with Copenhagen Astronomy Society. Next star walk is on the 7th of March at 7 pm to 9 pm.
Kroppedal museum, Kroppedals Allé 3, 2630 Taastrup.

Enlighten me
The 18th century notion of the Enlightenment emphasized the emancipation of human consciousness from ignorance and error, particularly by means of mathematics, medicine, and the physical sciences. The exhibition ‘The Body Collected’ at the Medical Museion presents for the first time a large selection of historical collections of human remains from the 18th century to now in order to showcase the history of how medicine examines the body and how far we have come medically. The human body has been collected for medical research and teaching during the last few centuries, and body parts have been prepared, preserved and conserved. The collections have however switched focus as our understanding of health and disease improved, and as a consequence of technological advances. See this fascinating and enlightening exhibition on Tuesday to Friday, 10am – 4pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 12pm – 4pm.
The Medical Museion, Bredgade 62, Copenhagen.  

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