A COMPLETE ART EXPERIENCE SINCE 1915
Faaborg Museum is a Gesamtkunstwerk featuring painting, sculpture, architecture and furniture design – and the overall interactive result is extraordinary. The stunning building boasts magnificent mosaic floors, walls in striking colours, columns and a multitude of corridors and rooms.Alttogether a complete experience sure to kindle your fascination. This goes for the history of the museum, too, which is anything but ordinary.
A GENEROUS MAN AND THE FUNEN PAINTERS
Mads Rasmussen, a local manufacturer of tinned foods, had lost his heart to art, and he became a key figure for the Funen Painters. Faaborg Museum was a joint project and a patron of the arts, Rasmussen financed the acquisition of the works by local artists. This kind of close collaborative relationship between the artists and the museum was quite unique – and the numerous artists chose the works they wanted to be part of the collection and helped hang the pictures for the opening exhibition to celebrate the inauguration of the new building in 1915.
FAABORG MUSEUM IS AN ARCHITECTURAL GEM…
High ambitions and farsighted visions led Mads Rasmussen and the atists to embark on a collaborative project with the architect Carl Petersen. This resulted in a stunning museum building still representing landmark in Danish classicist buildings.
…AND THE FAABORG CHAIR REPRESENTS A MAJOR WORK WITHIN FURNITURE DESIGN
Carl Petersen began a collaborative venture with the architect Kaare Klint to design furniture for the museum, and the Faaborg chair, which was custom made for Faaborg Museum, now represents a major work within Danish furniture design. Still in production, it serves as inspiration for numerous furniture designers.
WHEN ONLY THE BEST IS GOOD ENOUGH
In 1916, the architect, designer, and printer Knud V. Engelhardt designed the museum´s elegant logo taking his point of departure in the old seal of Faaborg – and he also designed the elegant brass plates that are mounted on the picture frames indicating the works´index numbers.
MEET THE FUNEN PAINTERS – THRILLING SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS
The Funen painters are inseparable from Faaborg Museum. The painters Peter Hansen, Johannes Larsen, Alhed Larsen, Fritz Syberg and Anna Syberg, as well as the sculptor Kai Nielsen and many more helped create the collection that now constitutes the permanent exhibition at the museum. Special exhibitions are staged regularly highlighting older art, contemporary art, design etc.
PAY US A VISIT – AND BRING THE CHILDREN
We always have exciting things to do for children, and there is much to explore for adults and children alike. Beside paintings, drawings and sculptures, there are the patterns in the stunning mosaic floors, the columns and the multitude of corridors and rooms. Visit our café and the lovely garden that are open during the summer months.
Adults: 90 DKK
Children / young people under 18 years: Free entry
Students: 50 DKK
Groups (min. 10 pers.): 70 DKK per person