Krøyer, Ancher, Tuxen
14 June – 27 August
At this year’s summer exhibition, visitors can enjoy a festive return of the Skagen painters. We present masterworks from our large collection by much-loved artists such as Peder Severin Krøyer, Anna Ancher, Michael Ancher and Laurits Tuxen. Highlights include the opportunity to see the very best of the museum’s fantastic pastels such as Krøyer’s Midsummer Eve Bonfire on Skagen’s Beach and Tuxen’s Leaving the Table. Dinner Party at the Morescos.
When the museum opened in 1911, the Skagen artists were most certainly among the main attractions. Peder Severin Krøyer was a close friend of the museum’s founders, Pauline and Heinrich Hirschsprung. Looking at Krøyer’s paintings, we see the trajectory of his career chronicled: his early beginnings and many travels, his friendship with the Hirschsprungs, his marriage to Marie Krøyer and the years as part of the artists’ colony on Skagen. The summer exhibition lets visitors enjoy many of Krøyer’s works, including several familiar masterpieces. But it also features art by other Skagen painters such as Viggo Johansen, Michael Ancher and Thorvald Niss.
Of all the artists of the Skagen circle, Anna Ancher had the closest ties to life in the fishing village. Today, her star shines brighter than ever, and the museum displays several of her main masterpieces. She is widely acclaimed for her mastery of the difficult pastel technique, and we present a number of her beautiful but rarely seen pastels.
Other important pieces have recently undergone extensive conservation. For the first time in many years, we will be showing several of the Skagen Painters’ large-scale works on paper, and this summer one of the large rooms at the museum will be entirely devoted to these fantastic pictures. A real summer treat.