13 February – 28 December 2016 | Skagens Museum
Experience the impressive new hanging of the most important works in the museum’s collection. In the beautifully renovated old Plesner building, the story of the Skagen painters is told through educational texts and a wealth of the Skagen painters’ own works.
Throughout the exhibition halls, the focus is on some of the events and people who helped to create and shape the colony in Skagen. The hanging starts with a focus on Ane Brøndum, Anna Ancher’s mother, who opened her guesthouse to the artists travelling to the town – thereby creating the first physical setting for the artist colony – and ends with a focus on the death of Holger Drachmann on 14 January 1908. This event had great significance for the founding of Skagens Museum. You will also learn about the Modern Breakthrough, the studies and travels that the artists undertook abroad, the artists’ children and the story of the peripheral artists, who were only a part of the colony for a short period and who are often overlooked in the story of the Skagen painters. And for the first time, an entire exhibition space is dedicated to the museum’s most recent acquisitions. Here the focus is on how and why they were added to the collection, and what is taken into consideration when acquiring works for the museum’s growing collection.