Ordrupgaard opened in 1918 and consists of several different buildings that have gradually been added to the premises, which today include the main building, the Lavender House, Finn Juhl's house, and the modern extension by Zaha Hadid and Snøhetta. The museum also has a lovely park with art installations and sculptures by various contemporary artists, created specifically for Ordupgaard.
The museum's collection includes works by several renowned artists, including a remarkable collection of French works from Romanticism, early Realism, to Impressionism. In Finn Juhl's house, you can get an insight into the works, interior design, and life of the famous Danish furniture architect, which is an art experience that truly connects architecture, design, and art into one unity. Finn Juhl's house is not the only architectural masterpiece at Ordrupgaard. The modern extension by star architect Zaha Hadid is a masterpiece worth a visit itself.
If you need a break or get hungry along the way, we recommend Ordrupsgaard's own tea house, Ved Chaya, which not only serves an exquisite cup of tea but also delicious food prepared with local Nordic ingredients.
Monet, Degas, Gauguin – and Hammershøi
At Ordrupgaard, you can explore one of Northern Europe’s most important collections of French Impressionism, featuring leading figures like Monet, Degas and Gauguin. In addition, visitors can enjoy an exquisite collection of Danish art focusing on Vilhelm Hammershøi and his contemporaries – as well as a succession of special exhibitions.
Finn Juhl, Zaha Hadid and Snøhetta
You can also visit the former home of furniture designer Finn Juhl. Here his iconic furniture enters into a lively dialogue with the great Danish artists of modernism, just like when Finn Juhl lived here. Star architect Zaha Hadid and the award-winning design studio Snøhetta have also made their imprint on Ordrupgaard.
Art in the open air
In the park, you can explore works by leading contemporary artists. All visitors can give their inner child free rein, because here you are welcome to run, jump and climb on the art. Of course, you may simply prefer to settle on the lawn and enjoy the many sensory impressions offered by the scenic park.
Ever since the couple who founded Ordrupgaard, Wilhelm and Henny Hansen, moved here in 1918, a pleasant, informal atmosphere has infused this place. It still does, making the museum popular with all generations.
In the café, the chefs conjure up dishes from fresh Nordic ingredients to provide pit-stop refreshments with breathtaking views to green parkland.
Jesper Christiansen at Ordrupgaard
1st of february - 3rd of september 2023
Installation by Veronica Hodges
18th of april – 1st of november 2023
Opening Hours01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023:
Tuesday: 13:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 13:00 - 19:00
Thursday: 13:00 - 17:00
Friday: 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00