The framework of the Skagen painters and the fishing village
11. March – 18. December | Skagens Museum
The architecture and history of Skagen is interesting, colourful and filled with conflicts and meetings between people. For example, the encounter between the local fishermen and the well-travelled artists. Two groups of people, who in their respective ways, made their mark on the town, and not least its physical framework, which is still an important and very visible part of Skagen. The project consists of two exhibitions: one at the art museum and one at the museum of cultural history. Both aim to highlight the town’s architectonic and historic development. These are based on three historic building periods, which are anchored in three eras, namely the black, the yellow and the red periods, which span from around 1800 and until the end of the period of the Skagen painters in the 1930s. The periods are named after the most common building styles: tarred black wood, yellow plastered walls and red bricks, but they also cover three different periods in the living history of the town.