Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is an art museum of international stature in the centre of Copenhagen, founded in 1888 by the brewer Carl Jacobsen (1842-1914) who created one of the largest private art collections of his time. It was named after his brewery, Ny Carlsberg, with the addition of "Glyptotek", meaning collection of sculpture.
The Glyptotek houses over 10.000 works of art divided up into two principal collections. The museum contains two main departments of ancient and modern art, offering a unique combination of art in impressive architectural surroundings.
- The Department of Antiquities houses excellent collections of Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman art, providing a delightful stroll through 3500 years of art and history.
- The Modern Department focuses on Danish painting and sculpture of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as French art of the same period. Enjoy paintings from Denmark's Golden Age, and experience French Impressionism as well as more than 40 works by Gauguin. It is also possible to see the complete series of Degas' bronzes and 35 sculptures by Rodin.