Bornholm Art Museum is scenically situated near the coast road near the village of Rø between the Sanctuary Rocks (Helligdomsklipperne) and Døndalen valley. The white museum building was constructed in 1993 and is considered a masterpiece of Danish architecture. A diversity of striking sculptures surround the museum and, upon entering, visitors immediately catch sight of the spring flowing through a crevice in the floor all the way down through the museum. This is the sacred (hellig) spring after which the Helligdomsklipperne rock formations are named. Bornholm Art Museum is an exhibition venue of international calibre. A venue where visitors should take it easy and where adults and children alike have time to observe and let their inquisitiveness, wonder and personal interpretations guide their conversations.
The permanent exhibition at Bornholm Art Museum comprises art and craft art, all of which is associated in one way or another with Bornholm. This includes paintings by renowned Bornholm painters Oluf Høst, Kristian Zahrtmann and Edvard Weie, but the works of quite a few modern artists also adorn walls and podiums. Besides the permanent exhibition, Bornholm Art Museum almost always hosts a special exhibition, and there are always activities for children. For instance, children can go on a unique ‘hunt’ for animals in the works of art, watch a film in the museum cinema, take part in creative workshops, or go exploring with one of the museum’s red suitcases, filled with interesting tasks. Admission is free for children and young people under 18.
Bornholm Art Museum is a memorable experience for the whole family if you have even the slightest interest in art and architecture.
The special exhibitions at Bornholm Art Museum feature artists of international calibre. This year, it is possible to experienced exhibitions such as Oluf Høst’s ‘Winter Visit’, which places the Bornholm artist’s works in interesting contexts, the graduation exhibition from the Glass and Ceramics Study Programme from the Royal Danish Academy – Architecture, Design, Conservation (KADK), and the exhibition ‘Blown, Fired, Cultivated and Painted’, comprising works of art collected from Bornholm’s graphic artists and craft artists in 2020. 2022 also features two light exhibitions by graphic artists Ruth Campau and Christina Augustesen.
It is well worth your while to keep an eye on Bornholm Art Museum’s calendar of events. Because something new is happening all the time – also outside those lovely white buildings along the northern coast of Bornholm. There are events for people of all ages, such as creative workshops for the whole family, lectures, concerts, guided tours, events and films. The museum even organises trips and tours for members of the Museum Society. Bornholm Art Museum also organises seasonal activities for children on an ongoing basis. During Denmark’s summer school holidays, the museum holds workshops where little hands can try out their creative skills, often in cooperation with textile designers, sculptors and other artists.