Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is an art museum of international stature in the centre of Copenhagen. The Glyptotek houses over 10.000 works of art divided up into two principal collections. One is of works from the Mediterranean cradle of Western culture, the other of Danish and French art from the 19th and 20th centuries.
A private art collection
The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek was founded by the brewer Carl Jacobsen (1842-1914) who created one of the largest private art collections of his time. It was named after his brewery, Ny Carlsberg, with the addition of "Glyptotek", meaning collection of sculpture.
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The Gallery’s collections can be traced back to the 16th century, to King Christian II and the royal collections housed at the Kunstkammer.
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art has a collection of 3,000 works after 1945 by artists like Picasso, Giacometti, Dubuffet, Yves Klein, Warhol, Moore