Gl. Holtegaard is an art center with a programme of three to four ambitious exhibitions a year, both in the gallery of the main house and in the Baroque garden. The mission is to present contemporary and classical artworks that make history relevant and bring a fresh perspective to the age in which we live.
The gallery’s unique location in the historical buildings and grounds of Lauritz de Thurah’s Baroque complex is an integrated part of the exhibition profile. It is precisely this context that makes it possible to bring contemporary art into close contact with the historical material Gammel Holtegaard is made of.
The Baroque garden is thus seen as an extended gallery, and exhibitions there are as carefully curated and presented as the indoor ones in the annual programme.
Gammel Holtegaard has a diverse year-round programme of events and activities relating to the exhibitions and to Gammel Holtegaard itself. These include artist talks, performances, talks, debates, garden tours, concerts, and much more.
Current exhibition: Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Looping the Hoop
With particular focus on the concepts of time and cycles, artist Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen has created a site-specific work with the title Looping the Hoop for Gl. Holtegaard’s enormous Baroque garden.
Time is equivocal and difficult to grasp fully. More specifically, time is the seconds, minutes and hours that pass. Time encapsulates events and provides us with a means of navigation.
For millennia, philosophers and scientists have suggested different concepts of what time actually is. But time is still something that causes us to reflect.
Approx travel time from Copenhagen Central Station 40 mins.
Opening Hours02.01.2024 - 23.12.2024:
Tuesday: 12:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 12:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 12:00 - 20:00
Friday: 12:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00