Portraits of the World: Denmark

December 13, 2019 – October 12, 2020

Kunstdommere (Art Judges) by Michael Ancher, 1906. The Danish Museum of National History, Frederiksborg Castle

National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC

2nd Floor, North Galleries Floor Plan

Portraits of the World: Denmark, the third iinstallation in our international portrait series, highlights Danish artist Michael Ancher's "Kunstdommere." This monumental group portrait of four of Denmark's most significant cultural figures, several of whom contributed to the Modern Breakthrough that transformed Danish art and literature during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, speaks to the transnational phenomenon of artsits' communities, which advanced art in Denmark as well as in the United States. NPG will display works from the collection to develop further the theme of artistic communities as incubators of modernism. The art-judging theme of Kunstdommere ties in with our triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, the exhibition of which will be on display in an adjacent gallery.