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3rd Floor Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 6 pm (Wednesday until 7 pm)
Suggested admission: $5 | Free for ASF Members

Upcoming Exhbitions

Painting Tranquility: Masterworks by Vilhelm Hammershøi
from SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark

Saturday, October 17, 2015 through Saturday, Februrary 27, 2016
#HammershøiNYC

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ASF Members' Preview

Friday, October 16, 12 – 6 pm

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Opening Reception

Saturday, October 17, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

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 Opening Program
Painting Tranquility Opening Program

Saturday, October 17, 4 – 5:30 pm
Free

Painting Tranquility opens with an afternoon program featuring the U.S. premier of new Hammershøi-inspired pieces for cello, piano, and electronics – entitled Hammershøi: The Light, Space, and Solitude – by contemporary Danish composers MBD73 (aka Carsten Bo Eriksen) and Ejnar Kanding. The performance will be accompanied by live video.

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See also Hammershøi: The Light, Space, and Solitude in CONCERTS section.

Gallery Tours

Wednesdays, 5:30 pm: October 21 &
October 28, 2015 & Saturday, October 31, 2 pm
Tours continue fall 2015
Free

Learn more about Vilhelm Hammershøi’s background, sources of inspiration, and unique aesthetic. These 35-minute public tours meet in the Gallery elevator lobby.

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ASF Members’ Preview: Painting Tranquility

Friday, October 16, 12 – 6 pm
Free, no RSVP necessary | ASF Members only

ASF Members of all levels are invited to preview the new exhibition before it opens to the public. Painting Tranquility: Masterworks by Vilhelm Hammershøi from SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark presents 24 masterworks by celebrated Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi and intimately features paintings from across Hammershøi's oeuvre.

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Hammershøi: The Light, Space, and Solitude

Saturday, October 17, 4 pm
Free

In this concert inspired by six of the artworks on view in the exhibition, Danish composers Ejnar Kanding and MBD73 (aka Carsten Bo Eriksen) and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) invite listeners on a unique auditory journey into Vilhelm Hammershøi's enigmatic world. The performance will be accompanied by live video.
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Capturing the Art of Mystery
Exhibition Workshops with Art Educators

Saturdays, 2 – 3:30 pm: October 17, October, 24, & October 31, 2015 | Series continues fall 2015
$12 ($10 ASF Members) | Ages 6 – 11

Vilhelm Hammershøi's paintings of landscapes, cityscapes, portraits, and the rooms of his sunlight-filled apartment have always seemed somewhat mysterious. Workshops begin with observation and drawing in the gallery. With their sketches as inspiration, children then create their own actual or imagined places using collage, gouache, watercolor, and charcoal.
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Light and Silence in Nordic Architecture
Lecture with Louis Becker, Henning Larsen Architects

Saturday, October 31, 2 pm
Free | RSVP strongly encouraged
#Archtober | #5years5boroughs

Louis Becker, Design Director and Principal Partner at Henning Larsen Architects, discusses Nordic architecture and its characteristic sensitivity to light. Becker draws connections between contemporary and historic projects, such as those seen in the work of renowned Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi, on view in the Scandinavia House Gallery.
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Press Information

To request visual materials and further press information, please contact:
Kate Erickson, Scandinavia House/The American-Scandinavian Foundation
press@amscan.org or 212.847.9717

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, Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr., Daniel B. Strickler Jr. and Ellen Braestrup Strickler, and Danske Markets. Exhibition-related programs have been supported in part by a grant from The Consulate General of Denmark in New York. 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.

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