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Permanent exhibition - from the museums own collection
13-1-2020 - 30-4-2025
In this permanent exhibition, selected works of art from the collection are presented. Through a thematical curation, the works of art enter a dialog across artists, aesthetics and religious observance.
The Museum of Religious Art had its first exhibition in 1994. Among other things the guests could enjoy the Bible Illustrations of the artist Bodil Kaalund (1930-2016), which constitute the foundation of the museum’s collection. It was the decoration of the Church of Lemvig by Kaalund which inspired locals to initiate the establishment of a museum with the theme of religious art in Lemvig.
Within a few years the museum established itself as a small but serious museum with ambitious special exhibitions e.g. with Marc Chagall and Edvard Munch. Today the collection includes works by e.g. Kaalund, Alexander Tovborg, Maja Lisa Engelhardt, Georges Rouault, Peter Callesen, Laila Westergaard and John Kørner, together with arts, crafts and ethnographica from Greenland.
In this permanent exhibition selected works of art from the collection are presented. Through a thematical curation the works of art enter a dialog across artists, aesthetics and religious observance.
The exhibitions first theme Making the Divine Visible shows how different artists have worked with this mission. With fundamental existential themes such as Life and Death, Faith and Doubt our intension is to make room for the visitors’ reflections about the big questions in live through the encounter with the arts.