Past exhibitions and displays

Hammershøi – Lending and Borrowing

March 1st – August 7th, 2016

The special display showed 8 paintings by Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916) from the museum’s own collection and 3 loans from Ordrupgaard Museum.

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The Villages of India. Photographs by Gianni Berengo Gardin

September 25th, 2015 to February 21st, 2016

On display were photographs in black and white, taken in the Indian villages in the late 1970s by the famous Italian photographer, Gianni Berengo Gardin, born in 1930.

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Sensual Delights. Incense Burners and Rosewater Sprinklers from the World of Islam

March 20th to September 6th, 2015

This special exhibition had its focus on the museum’s Islamic Collection and the two types of vessels that were used to fill the air with fragrances.

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Travels in Turkey. Photographs by Finn Larsen

September 12th, 2014 – March 1st, 2015

The Danish photographer, Finn Larsen, displayed a series of photographs taken during travels to Turkey between 1988 and 2013. The photographs represent a journey in the midst of it all. In the middle of Turkey. In the midst of its everyday life.

For questions relating to the exhibition, please contact Peter Wandel at p.wandel@davidmus.dk or by telephone at +45 33 73 49 49.

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Block Prints from the Indus Valley – Textiles Collected by Lisette Kampmann in the 1980s

November 15, 2013 – August 31, 2014

The special display showed block-printed textiles from the Danish artist Lisette Kampmann who collected them during her travels in Pakistan in the 1980s. Also displayed were photos taken by Lisette Kampmann during the time she spent among block printers in the Thar Desert.

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Flora Islamica. Plant Motifs in the Art of Islam

March 22 – October 27, 2013

The focus of this special exhibition was to represent flowers and plant decorations in islamic art thus illustrating the overwhelming visual importance of plant motifs for art in the world of Islam.

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Ikat – flaming textiles from Uzbekistan

April 21, 2012 – February 24, 2013

The special display aimed to present a visual experience by showing the museum’s Ikat textiles with their wealth of colors and patterns and further to feature pieces not usually on show in the museum.

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Sufism – the Mystical Path of Islam

September 2, 2011 – April 8, 2012

Sufism’s imprint on the art of the Islamic world was on exhibit in Denmark for the first time.

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Bayt al-Aqqad – a House in Damascus

May 15, 2009 – August 7, 2011

The exhibition presented the house the Syrian government placed at the disposal of the Danish Institute in Damascus in 1997.

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