6th of April – 10th of June 2019:
Friday to Sunday: 12-17
22nd of June – 8th of September 2019:
Wednesday to Sunday: 12-17
21st of September – 3rd of November 2019:
Thursday to Sunday: 12-17
First Thursday in the month: 12-20
Munkeruphus is closed in the winter (primo November until primo April)
Adults: DKK 70
Students: DKK 40
Retired: DKK 50
Groups of 8 or more (per person): DKK 50
Children and young people under 16: Free of charge
Members of Munkeruphus’ Friends: Free of charge
Location and directions
Munkeruphus is situated close to The Øresund coast between Dronningmølle and Gilleleje 60 km north of Copenhagen, 18 km west of Elsinore, making access by car easy and convenient. There is a free parking space at the Museum.
The best way to get to Munkeruphus by way of public transport is to take the train to Hillerød or Elsinore train station. Then take the local train to Dronningemølle Station, and from this station there is a 15 minute walk to the museum.
Munkerup Strandvej 78
P: +45 49717906
Munkeruphus is a former country house in a landscape ground, close to the Øresund coast, between Dronningmølle and Gilleleje. Munkeruphus was built in 1916 for civil engineer Frederik Raaschou and his family by the two young architects Terkel Hjejle and Niels Rosenkjær. A rare example of American Art and Crafts influence in Danish architecture, the building now serves as an exhibition space, a café and a small gift- and bookshop run by the Munkeruphus Trust.
In 1958 it was acquired by artist and designer Gunnar Aagaard Andersen and his wife. Aagaard had previously lived in France from 1946 to 1951 where he had co-founded Groupe Espace, a collaborative between artists and architects who worked with spatial art, and he made it the centre of an active artistic environment with many visiting colleagues visiting from abroad.
In 1986 it was purchased by the Capital Region Authority and subsequently listed by the Danish Heritage Agency. For a few years it was left empty but in the autumn of 1988 it was ceded to a foundation with the aim of transforming it into an exhibition space for changing exhibitions. It was renovated with support from private benefactors and opened the doors to its first exhibition in 1989.
The garden at Munkeruphus is 5 acres with winding paths, great old trees, open lawns and beautiful views through a gully and down slopes to the beach. The view from the beach reveals the hills of Kullen in Sweden, the lighthouse at Nakkehoved, and Hornbæk.
Munkeruphus itself is an architectural gem. Built in colonial style with wooden cladding and a high shingled roof. The proportions and colours are combined with consideration for both detail and the building as a whole.
Upcoming exhibition/ spring 2019
Margrethe Odgaard is an award-winning Danish textile designer who is constantly searching for new ways of exploiting colour and pattern in material, feeling that the process is just as important as the outcome. She doesn’t confine herself to one medium but instead experiments with multiple materials to create her colourful creations, that are sculptural, conceptual and artfully layered.
After graduating from the Royal Danish Academy, Odgaard worked as a textile designer in Philadelphia, and later in Paris, before setting up her own design studio in 2013. Since then she has collaborated with renowned Nordic design brands and has received international awards like Torsten & Wanja Söderberg Prize, which is the world’s largest annual design award, and this year Wallpaper Design Award for her latest collaboration with Kvadrat.
MUNKERUPHUS is proud to show the first big solo-exhibition in a Danish art institution with Odgaard and her playfull designs, that in many ways relates to the work of the experimental approach of the artist and designer Gunnar Aagaard Andersen (1919-1982), who lived and worked in MUNKERUPHUS for many years, and who could have turned 100 this year.