Citizen X – Human, Nature, and Robot Rights
From March 3rd through June 11 2017, Øregaard Museum marks the centenary of the sale of the Danish West Indies to the United States with the exhibition Citizen X – Human, Nature, and Robot Rights. The colony was sold following a public referendum in Denmark, although the inhabitants of the islands were not themselves given the vote. In a way the local citizens were thus traded on, much like the enslaved West Africans who were originally forced to work on the islands. The exhibition brings the Enlightenment debate over slavery into the present day, where continued discussion of citizen and human rights are increasingly entwined with questions about nature and technology.
Upcoming exhibition: Alexander Archipenko – A Modern Legacy
In the autumn of 2017 Øregaard Museum presents the exhibition Archipenko: A Modern Legacy which offers a fresh assessment of Alexander Archipenko, a pioneer of modern sculpture. Archipenko is on view from September 29th 2017 through January 21st 2018. The exhibition at Øregaard Museum also features works by Archipenko’s Scandinavian pupils: Franciska Clausen, Karl Ede and Axel Olson.
The museum and the collection
The Museum is home to a collection of Danish painting from 1750 to 1950. The collection includes unknown as well as famous Danish artists including Jens Juel, C.W. Eckersberg, Martinus Rørbye and Paul Fischer. The collection of furniture, silver, and porcellaine covers the period 1780-1820 around the construction of Øregaard focusing on craftmen from Copenhagen and pieces from Den kongelige Porcelainsfabrik (Royal Copenhagen).
Enjoy your coffee in our new elegant café overlooking the park.
Øregaard – an estate from the palmy days of Danish overseas trade
Øregaard Estate was constructed in 1806-8 for the merchant and plantation owner Johannes Søbøtker (1777-1854) and his family.
Selected exhibitions from 2010 to 2016 including Franciska Clausen, Lee Miller, Man Ray, Martinus Rørbye, Agnes Cleve, and Meret Oppenheim.