Thorvaldsen’s Museum

Thorvaldsen’s Museum in Copenhagen is a single-artist gallery dedicated to the work and private collection of renowned Danish neoclassical sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsens. Thorvaldsen’s four decades living in Rome produced hundreds of internationally acclaimed, mythology-inspired plaster and marble statues. On his return to Copenhagen just prior to his death, Thorvaldsen donated both his own catalogue of work and his personal collection of Mediterranean antiquities to the Danish public, given a permanent home by the royal family. The museum is a vivid and foreboding structure between the greys of Christianborg Palace and Parliament buildings on the waterfront of the appropriately named Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads.

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