Gl. Holtegaard’s exhibition profile mixes newer and older art. There are exhibitions with early art, with new art but also several thematic exhibitions that combine the new with the old. Gl Holtegaard exhibits international art – Danish and foreign. The Art Center is located in Rudersdal and is housed in a Baroque residence that is surroundedby a Baroque garden.
Gl. Holtegaard present art that creates experiences and ruminations for a wide audience and contributes to the aesthetic debate in Denmark. The buildings special historical quality and it’s outdoor environment often demands a high level of art staging that at Gl. Holtegaard inevitably brings it into dialogue with the historicalperiods of our culture.
Gl. Holtegaard was built between 1756-1757 by architect and master builder Lauritz de Thurah on the threshold between nobility and civic cultures and stands today as a complete structure with restored Baroque garden andlarge outdoor areas.
Gl. Holtegaard present 4 exhibitions annually; three indoor and one outdoors. In addition to the exhibition program, Gl Holtegaard is host to numerous activities, events and artist talks during the year. During the summer months there is an Art Day, opera afternoon, garden walks in Thurah’s Baroque garden and the traditional Apple Day. Attached to the art center are a small museum shop and the restaurant ‘Spiseriet’ which can be visited independent of the exhibitions.
Gl. Holtegaard has been a member of the Danish Association of Art Centers since its inception in 1992.