Art in Esbjerg

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Esbjerg - the city by the sea - is the perfect place for large-scale and unique art. Art is everywhere in Esbjerg - at the art museum, in the cityshape and down by the water's edge.

There is plenty of opportunity to see highquality art in Esbjerg. At the Academy of Music you can see Thorbjørn Lausten’s The Clock, which combines image and sound in a rigorous composition. Close to the square lies the tiny Heerup Garden, with a score of small granite sculptures by the well-loved artist Henry Heerup, who belonged to the COBRA group. In front of Esbjerg Art Museum stands Robert Jacobsen’s newly renovated iron sculpture Esbjerg. At UC Syddanmark you will find Erik Hagen’s modern interpretation of the Bible The Gospel of Esbjerg, a 140 m2 large wall-painting.

The major Danish sculptor Robert Jacobsen is the man behind the altar mural in Hjerting Church. The figures are made of old scrap iron from Esbjerg Harbour in places covered with gold. In Hjerting Strandpark you will find the strangely beautiful sculpture I am your yesterday - and you are my tomorrow by the internationally recognised Portuguese artist Rui Chafes. 

Art and monuments

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Esbjerg Art Museum

Museum of modern and contemporary art  that is known for also functioning as an experimentarium where both children and adults can have surprising experiences.

Giant sculpture Man Meets the Sea

Visitors arriving in Esbjerg from the sea are greeted by Svend Wiig Hansen’s monumental sculpture "Man meets the Sea", which was raised on the occasion of Esbjerg celebrating its 100th anniversary as an independent municipality in 1994. It was officially unveiled on 28 October 1995.

The Gospel of Esbjerg

Art in Esbjerg - large mural with modern interpretation of the Bible