Carl-Henning Pedersen & Else Alfelts Museum

Carl-Henning Pedersen & Else Alfelt’s Museum

Vivid colours and mystical figures

Inaugurated in 1976 and extended in 1993, Carl-Henning Pedersen & Else Alfelts Museum
is a fantastically colourful, eye-catching feature of the Herning cityscape and boasts
an incredible collection of Carl-Henning Pedersen’s and Else Alfelt’s art.
The museum holds more than 6,000 works by the two artists, presented in the original,
circular main building and in the prism-shaped extension. The entire building
is confidently conspicuous, its exterior covered with ceramic tiles hand-painted
by Carl-Henning Pedersen. The prism-like building is also adorned
with Carl-Henning Pedersen’s paintings, with two sides covered in colourful tiles
and one wall made of glass.

Outwardly, the museum interacts directly with the other spectacular
buildings in its immediate vicinity, and in the inner courtyard of the
circular building all surfaces are covered by a single, continuous work of art:
The Play of Imagination around the Wheel of Life, painted by Carl-Henning Pedersen
in 1966–68 on hundreds of ceramic tiles. Very popular with visitors, the courtyard
has other qualities besides the fantastic frieze: its acoustics cause every sound
there to echo with incredible clarity, a trait which only serves to enhance the
sense of magic and liminal wonder evoked by Carl-Henning Pedersen’s work.

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