Museum of Modern Art

The permanent exhibit traces the course of art in Denmark from Naturalism to Abstract Art and more recent experimental art forms. The Danish artist J.F. Willumsen occupies a central place in the collection, which also boasts a fine selection of works by artists from the first half of the 20th century – among them Vilhelm Lundstrøm, Edvard Weie, Jens Søndergaard and Erik Hoppe. Artists from the middle of the last century such as Wilhelm Freddie, Ejler Bille, Egill Jacobsen, Asger Jorn, Carl-Henning Pedersen, Sonja Ferlov Mancoba, Richard Mortensen and Robert Jacobsen are well represented here, while late 20th century art is exemplified by such names as Willy Ørskov, Poul Gernes, Mogens Møller, Kirsten Christensen, Kirsten Ortwed, Kehnet Nielsen and Ingvar Cronhammar. Milestones in international art which have had an impact on Danish art are also highlighted, primarily through works from the mid-20th century by such artists as Max Ernst, Fernand Léger, Karel Appel, Constant, Victor Vasarely and Serge Poliakoff. A large private collection forms the nucleus of the museum’s permanent exhibit. The Anna and Kresten Krestensen Collection was acquired in 1967 with the aid of a grant from the Kirsten and Palle Dige Foundation. It contains works from Denmark and abroad dating from the first half of the 20th century, and focusses primarily on Danish modernism, the COBRA group and the School of Paris. By dint of donations and new purchases the collection has expanded to include works by the surrealists, members of the Fluxus group and Denmark’s ”wild young artists” from the 1980s.

Museum: Museum of Modern Art
City: Aalborg
Country: Denmark
Address: Kong Christians Allé 50
Website: http://www.kunsten.dk