Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Contemporary and pop art buffs should definitely pay a visit to Louisiana, an internationally renowned museum that opened in 1958. Founder Knud W. Jensen wanted to create a place where modern art would be accessible to Danes. Almost 60 years and millions of foreign and local visitors later, it can be said he was successful. Apart from the interesting and often quirky exhibitions, the museum’s permanent collection warrants a day trip to this stylish museum. The collection includes works by Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, among others. A visitor favorite is Yayoi Kusama’s installation Gleaming Lights of the Souls. The hundreds of lights in the small room give the impression of traveling in outer space.
The Louisiana Museum takes approximately 40 minutes by train from Copenhagen’s central station. The view from the café and backyard is a great reason to escape the city for a few hours.