A complete art experience since 1915
Faaborg Museum is a Gesamtkunstwerk featuring painting, sculpture, architecture, and furniture design – and the overall interactive result is extraordinary. The stunning building boasts magnificent mosaic floors, impressive walls in striking colours, columns, and a multitude of corridors and rooms. Altogether a complete experience sure to kindle your fascination. This goes for the history of the museum, too, which is anything but ordinary.
A generous man and the Funen Painters
Mads Rasmussen, a local manufacturer of tinned foods, had lost his heart to art, and he became a key figure for the Funen Painters. Faaborg Museum was a joint project and as a patron of the arts, Rasmussen financed the acquisition of the works by the Funen artists. This kind of close collaborative relationship between the artists and the museum was quite unique – and the numerous artists helped hanging the pictures for the opening exhibition to celebrate the inauguration of the new building in 1915.
Faaborg Museum is an architectural gem …
High ambitions and far-sighted visions led to Mads Rasmussen embarking on a collaborative project with the architect Carl Petersen. This resulted in a stunning museum building still representing a landmark in Danish architecture and one of the principal Danish classicist buildings.
… and the Faaborg chair represents a major work within furniture design
Carl Petersen began a collaborative venture with the architect Kaare Klint to design furniture for the museum and the Faaborg chair, which was custom made for Faaborg Museum, now represents a major work within Danish furniture design. Still in production, it serves as inspiration for numerous furniture designers.
When only the best is good enough
In 1916, the architect, designer, and printer Knud V. Engelhardt designed the elegant brass plates that are mounted on the frames and indicating the work numbers. He also designed the museum’s elegant logo.
Meet the Funen Painters – thrilling special exhibitions
The Funen painters are inseparable from Faaborg Museum. The painters Johannes Larsen, Alhed Larsen, Peter Hansen, Fritz Syberg, Anna Syberg, and many more helped create the collection that now constitutes the permanent exhibition at the museum.
Special exhibitions are staged regularly highlighting older art, contemporary art, design, etc.