Visitors can look forward to this must-see exhibition, opening April 25, 2018. Creme de la creme shows top pieces from the museum’s older collections that have seldom, or never, been shown in the museum.
Among the pieces, you can experience are gobelins by Matisse and Léger, ceramic by Paul Gauguin, Jorn og Corneille, glass by Emilie Gallé, posters by Toulouse-Lautrec, silver by Johan Rohde & Georg Jensen and jewellery by Lalique.
The exhibit will take up more than 450 m2 and lead visitors along a thematic trail from abstract modern works to Art Nouveau to works inspired by Oceania, the East, and other distant parts of the world. From the textile collection, you can experience tapestries from great artists like Henri Matisse, Richard Mortensen and Fernand Léger. In addition, you’ll be able to see rare tapestries from the rococo and baroque periods, and Persian silk carpets from the 1600s with silver and gold threads.
From the museum’s large ceramic collection, you’ll see icons like Meissen’s spectacular white porcelain eagle and an exclusive selection of Chinese ceramics from the Tang and Ming dynasties. In addition, the museum’s rare ceramic works by Paul Gauguin will be on display.
The graphics portion of exhibit will include clip art by Henri Matisse and an entire room filled with 19 posters by Toulouse-Lautrec.
Finally, the collection of silver and gold will be represented by several world-famous craftsmen such as René Lalique and Georg Jensen, as well as silver crosses from the 1600s by Ambrosius Sommer and Christoph Jamnitzer.
The exhibtion is curated by curator Ulla Houkjær and curator Anne Cathrine Wolsgaard Iversen