Current exhibitions


In the spring of 2021 Museum Jorn presents an exhibition with the Catalan painter Joan Miró and Asger Jorn.

Asger Jorn traveled to Paris in 1936 to study art. Among the biggest sources of inspiration was the internationally acclaimed artist Joan Miró. Although Jorn quickly found his own path in art, many parallels arose in the work of the two artists throughout his life. Including e.g. the experimental exploration of the possibilities of painting.

The exhibition is realized on the occasion of Silkeborg's 175th anniversary.

Museum Jorn follows the the Danish Health Authority´s recommendations in relation to handling COVID-19, so that everyone can visit the museum safely.

The exhibition is supported by:
Silkeborg Kommune
Aage og Johann Louis-Hansens Fond
Knud Højgaards Fond
15. Juni Fonden


Early Danish twentieth-century art From April 21 to December 2021

Museum Jorn has in its possession a major collection of symbolist and expressionist Danish art from the late nineteenth century until the 1930s. Asger Jorn was very interested in the art of this period, which provided both the historical background and inspiration for his own art. Consequently, he decided that this specific area was to be a significant foundation stone in the museum’s collection profile.

The museum’s collection of classic modern art comprises significant works by some of the country’s most influential symbolists. Amongst those works by the two art nouveau artists Johannes Holbek (1872—1903) and Niels Hansen Jacobsen (1861—1942). Early Danish expressionism is represented by artists including Julius Paulsen (1860—1932), Oluf Hartmann (1879—1910), Aksel Jørgensen (1883—1957), Martin Kaalund-Jørgensen (1889—1952) and Jens Adolf Jerichau (1890—1916).

The selection of works is themed rather than based on specific stylistic features. Romantically inspired depictions of melancholic landscapes next to sombre figural pictures packed with quotes from both ancient Nordic sagas and antique mythologies, suspended in dramatic tension between life and death.

By juxtaposing this kind of psychologising Scandinavian landscape and figural painting, the exhibition strives to give the viewer an impression of a distinct quality, which Jorn considered the most important feature of the artists represented: their ability to produce an aesthetic that does not deny its historical background, but still manages to preserve its topicality and emotional clout to the encounter with the viewer.


Museum Jorn opens a physical painting and sculpture exhibition, which can be seen in the windows facing the river Gudenåen.

On Saturday 6 March, Museum Jorn opens this year's first physical (non-digital) painting and sculpture exhibition, which is based on the artist Richard Winther's (1926-2007) work series ‘The Holy Hieronymus’ Women’s Circle ’, from 1975-77.

The theme of the exhibition is social isolation - a theme that is relevant to all of us today as the world looks right now.


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