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“Fantastic Kvium exhibition - the rest is so-so”
Review of Trapholt

Trapholt
Ranked #1 of 75 things to do in Kolding
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Owner description: Museum of Modern Art And Design Trapholt is located in Southern Denmark on the mainland of Jutland and is one of the largest and most popular museums in Denmark, outside of Copenhagen. Trapholt opened in 1988 and added additional exhibition space and collection storage in 1996. The international architecture competition held in 1982, was won by the project team of architects Boje Lundgaard and Bente Aude, lighting designer Sophus Frandsen and landscape architect Svend Kirkegaard, for its exceptional museum design and its extraordinary and sensitive placement in nature. The Museum is set in a beautiful sculpture park overlooking the water of Kolding Fjord and visitors come from far and near, not only to see the amazing array of exhibitions, performances and programs but also to experience the museum’s architecture, the one-of-a-kind summerhouse designed by Arne Jacobsen, to find unique design treasures in the museum shop and to become culinarily tempted in the restaurant with its breathtaking view. At Trapholt visitors will be welcomed by TRAPguides that are trained to help assist and offer the visitors guided tours of the museum, tours of Arne Jacobsen’s summerhouse, and introductions to current exhibitions. Also at Trapholt, we make sure to always have a varied range of options and activities for children and their accompanying adults. Trapholt Exhibitions Trapholt displays a series of permanent and temporary exhibitions throughout the year. Trapholt’s goal is, at any given time, to display exhibitions of three different categories within its expertise; namely aesthetically enticing displays, current, debate creating exhibits and compelling insights into design and art history. Trapholt has a total of 2500 square meters of exhibition space divided into 8 galleries. Unique for the architectural design of the museum, is that not only does some galleries have breathtaking views, but each and every gallery has its own specific character and is unique in regards to the layout, daylight/artificial light and orientation. All galleries are accessible from the main museum walkway that winds it way down the sloped terrains and gives access to all the exhibitions. The whole museum, and all the facilities, are designed to be wheelchair accessible . The Trapholt Collections Trapholt collections consists of: A large collection of Danish furniture design Modern Danish visual art and sculpture A permanent Richard Mortensen exhibition Ceramics, textiles and product designs The sculpture park, with works by Danish contemporary artists The Arne Jacobsen’s Cube flex summerhouse The collection of Danish visual arts and sculpture, is mainly from the 19th century up until today. The bulk of the collection however, dates from after 1900 and in addition to art, the collection also includes crafts, and product designs from this period. The furniture collection at Trapholt charts the development of Danish furniture design from the beginning of the twentieth century up until the present. The collection is continually being added to- in the form of new acquisitions, donations and gifts- and are regularly being featured in temporary and permanent museum exhibitions.
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We went to Trapholt to see the special exhibition of Danish artist, Michael Kvium. And it is mazing and higly recommendable (runs until end 2017). Other exhibitions included a focus on fraud in art (Ok, but not very interesting) and presentation of Danish design (presenting a couple of famous Danish chairs, but quite dull). A special feature was a place where one could make your own exhibition, but the idea fell to the ground; it just worked like a storage room with absolutely no clou.

Thank mikael.bjerrum
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Trapholt, Gæsteansvarlig at Trapholt, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Dear Mikael

Thank you for the review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the Kvium exhibition but sorry to hear you didn´t find our other exhibits interesting. In your "Exhibition" you are meant to get the feeling of discovering a storage and seeing what museum visitors usually do not see.

We hope to see you again

Bedst regards
Trapholt / Maria

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

This museum was very different than what I expected it to be. I expected it to be about Danish furniture but much of it was about copyrights. We did end up getting a lot of fun pictures since many things were kind of interactive.

Thank Susan E
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Trapholt, Gæsteansvarlig at Trapholt, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Dear Susan

Thank you so much for your great review.
We are pleased to hear, you had a good experience here at the museum and enjoyed our exhibitions - In spite of you had other expectations.

We hope to see you again

Best Regards
Trapholt / Maria

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Although not really an art enthusiast myself, a visit to Trapholt Museum of Art proved to be a great experience as well as an eye-opener. Besides the permanent exhibitions of Danish Furniture and Danish Design, the museum hosted an exhbition titled "Think Bigger" by the Danish artist, Michael Kvium. With a movie introduction and a guided tour of these 2 meter by 1 meter paintings "with an attitude", the experience was awesome. I think I even started enjoying Kviums work. :)

An exhibition to the theme of design, copyright and the concept of intellectual property was very well done and thought provoking.

At one of the permanent exhibitions, you are able to bring a digital token with you and interactively design your own exhibition with 10-12 works af art. At the exit, you can arrange and enjoy "your wn" exhibition on a large screen as well as sharing it on Facebook, the museum home page and elsewhere. Having my own exhibition popping up on the screens at the lobby as I left the museum was quite cool.

The architecture of the Trapholt Museum as well as the scenic setting at the slope of Kolding Fjord added to the experience. Be sure to visit the Café for a cold beer or a cup of coffee.

Highly recommended!

Thank KlausAlgreen
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Trapholt, Gæsteansvarlig at Trapholt, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Dear Klaus
Thank you so much for your great review. We are so glad you have had a wonderful time.
We hope to see you again - you are very welcome

Bedst regards
Trapholt / Maria

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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We went here specifically to see the temporary exhibition "Think BIG" by Michael Kvium. That exhibition lived fully up to our expectations. But what really surprised us was the other exhibitions and how great they were.
There is a very cool and interactive exhibition in the basement where you can walk around and select pieces of art to include in your own virtual exhibition. There are a lot of other features too, but you have to try it to really enjoy it.

The outside area around the museum is very beautiful as well and perfect for a picnic or a walk in the nature.

Entrance is quite expensive (110 dkk), but on Wednesdayfrom 17.00 to 20.00 it's free.

Thank TwoAndAHalfTraveller
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Trapholt, Gæsteansvarlig at Trapholt, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Dear TwoAndAHalfTraveller

Thank you so much for your great review.
We are pleased to hear, you had a good experience here at the museum and enjoyed our exhibitions.

We hope to see you again

Best Regards
Maria/Trapholt

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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

At this great place We had a nice boardmeeting.
It is posibel to get a room for meetings. We got the food served in the meetingroom. After that we had a walk arround in the museum

Thank Palle K
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Trapholt, Gæsteansvarlig at Trapholt, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Dear Palle

Thanks for your great review. It´s wonderful to hear that you had such a good day here at Trapholt that you would like to share it with others.

We hope to see you again soon

Best Regards
Maria /Trapholt

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