Art & Design Travel

Escape To: Louisiana


It may have been a drizzly morning in Copenhagen, but Rohan and I were determined to navigate the local station and make our way to Louisiana, a modern art museum in Humlebæk, 35km away from the city. When we arrived, we knew straight away we were in for an amazing experience - although I had read about the beauty of Louisiana in guide books, I never expected to be so taken away by the serenity and feeling of geographical isolation once you enter the museum grounds.

Housing an incredible collection by artists such as Yayoi Kusama, Yoko Ono, Gerhard Richter and outdoor sculptures by Richard Serra and Anthony Calder, the space offers a stunning fluidity between, art, space and landscape. I can only imagine how perfect it would have been in Summer, although this particular day with its sombre tones of blue and grey reminded us very much of some of our favourite Danish TV series.

Given that Louisiana requires more of a day trip, it's also a huge bonus that the museum cafe is a destination in its own right. Plan your visit to include a buffet lunch or dinner where fresh, seasonal produce is a highlight. If you're lucky to experience warmer weather, you can enjoy your meal outside on the terrace with breathtaking views over the
Øresund to the coast of Sweden (and that delightful Calder sculpture).

The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Gl Strandvej 13, 3050 Humlebæk, Denmark

Photos by Rohan Peterson & I