3rd Floor Gallery Hours & Admission: Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 6 pm (Wednesday until 7 pm)
Saturday, October 17, 2015 through Saturday, January 16, 2016
Painting Tranquility: Masterworks by Vilhelm Hammershøi from SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark presents 24 masterpieces by celebrated Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916). Drawn entirely from the extensive collection of SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, the exhibition features aselection of paintings from across Hammershøi'sbody of work, including several of the quiet homeinteriors for which he earned the title "de stillestuers maler" (the painter of tranquil rooms). Painting Tranquility will be the first exhibition inNew York exclusively dedicated to Hammershøi'swork in over 15 years.
Hammershøi's exquisite artworks have long captivated scholars and critics and his international popularity has grown rapidly in recent years. Curated by Kasper Monrad, Painting Tranquility features paintings representative of Hammershøi's four main genres—reduced landscapes, unpopulated urban cityscapes, portraits, and spare, sunlight-infused interiors—offering an intimate look into his life and enigmatic artwork.
Painting Tranquility: Masterworks by Vilhelm Hammershøi from SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark is curated by Kasper Monrad, Chief Curator, SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark, and organized by SMK. Presentation of the exhibition at Scandinavia House has been made possible by the generous support of The A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation and Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr. Additional organizational support has been provided by the Oak Foundation, the Ahmanson Charitable Community Trust, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Møbeltransport Danmark, SAS Cargo, ArcusGruppen, Sotheby’s, Henning Larsen Architects, VisitDenmark, The Consulate General of Denmark in New York, and the AFSMK – American Friends of Statens Museum for Kunst.