As mentioned previously The Bornholm Art Museum was just a couple cliff miles from our digs on the Bornholm coast. We walked there as soon as we had arrived and had dropped off our luggage. The next morning we began our first island tour with a visit.
“The Bornholm Art Museum celebrated its centenary with the dedication of a new building situated near the Helligdomsklipperne. The museum was designed by the architectural firm of Fogh and Følner and built by the Bornholm authorities. It is owned and run by the Bornholm Museum Association. The Art Museum offers its visitors excellent collections of paintings, sculpture and art works related to the island of Bornholm.”
The striking white interior : steps lead down to the modern temporary exhibition
The current exhibition
The Sea is Dark and Vast and Cold
The Viewpoint looks out to sea
I like to think this is a boy looking at maps
Galleries on the first floor are permanent collection
Sculpture and cows – location for the new museum extension (shame)
The grave of Jun-Ichi Inoue in the graveyard of Olsker Church
From Bornholm Art Museum we drove up to the northern coast and later the same day we paid our respects to Jun-Ichi Inoue the Japanese sculptor who made Bornholm his home.
Love these and all your posts. Thank you. (love maps & traveling, too)
Thank you, Arlene, for enjoying them. I enjoy reliving my trips through ‘composing’ them.
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That painting of the Sea sums up the North Sea for me! although I know Bornholm is in the Baltic.
Certainly does look more like North Sea-chilly!
Lovely post! Went to the museum again today, spent hours there, just can’t get enough of it. The young lady at the ticket counter noticed I was wearing my “Bornholms Kunstmuseum” T-shirt and was overjoyed to hear that I visit every time I come to Bornholm.
Hope you don’t mind my correcting one error: The round church and church yard in which Jun-Ichi Inoue is buried is Olsker, not Ruth church at Rutsker (the latter being where we went immediately before visiting his grave, so it was easy for you to muddle up the two names, especially as it was your first visit).
Thank you, QB, I will correct this. Indeed it’s very easy to muddle up those round, white churches.