Vendsyssel Kunstmuseum, Hjorring

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Vendsyssel Kunstmuseum, formerly Hjørring Kunstmuseum , is a state-subsidised art museum in Hjørring, which was founded in 1963 and has a collection of 19th and 20th century art mostly from North Denmark.
The museum's collection contains works by the painters Svend Engelund (1908-2007), Johannes Hofmeister (1914-90), Poul Winther (1939-2018) and Poul Anker Bech ( 1942-2009). In addition to major works by the mentioned artists, the museum's collections includes works by Agnete Bjerre (b. 1924), Anna Maria Lütken (1916-2001), Poul Ekelund (1921-76 ), Arne L. Hansen (1921-2009), Søren Elgaard (b.1951), Emil Gregersen (1921-93), Frede Christoffersen (1919-87 ) et al.
The museum was founded in 1963. In 1970, the museum took over the premises of Hjørring Central Library. The library's reading room was decorated with six large frescoes with motifs from the history of the Vendel residents made by the painter Niels Larsen Stevns. Since 2003, the museum has been housed in a former textile factory, which is centrally located in Hjørring on[P. Nørkjærs Plads. The old industrial building was transformed by architect Anna Maria Indrio from C.F. Møllers Tegnestue. In 2009, the museum was expanded with a new underground gallery also designed by Indrio, used for permanent hangings of works by Niels Larsen Stevns.
The museum received state recognition in 1981 and changed its to Vendsyssel Kunstmuseum in 2000.
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  • I am not really into arts museums in general, but this place is pretty nice and worth a visit. For anyone into arts and visiting Hjørring, this will be a must.  more »
  • moderne art museum. In a very good condition, exciting artists and a large Niels Larsen Stevns collection in a new building  more »
  • Good place to visit if you enjoy art. They have excibitions of many famous danish artists. Go the to have an relaxing day
  • Vendsyssel Art Museum is a centre of excellence, in the old premises of the town's abandoned cloth factory. There is Poul Kjærholm furniture that visitors can use and keep a rest on before moving on or sitting in contemplation. Unfortunately, the acoustics are a recurrent problem and the noise make that cannot be heard properly what is being said for tours. It could usefully work on this and stir up a little in the exhibitions. But all in all definitely worth a visit and good high quality as well as super service.
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