Body and language

    What does our body tell us? How do we study body language? Let art open for a closer reflection on what the body is able to express and viewed at different historical times.

    This theme is aimed at primary school and inspired by displays of Louisiana’s collection. It explores how artists use the body as motif and narrative. How can we study body language? What body ideals are revealed? We can see how artists use the body as part of a narrative. For example to tell a story about feelings and relationships among people. Simultaneously the theme is raising awareness about our own bodies and sensory experiences.

    With this theme we focus on selected art works from the Louisiana collection. We include works that cover various means of artistic expressions from paintings, photography, sculpture to video art or installation. Throughout the sessions we involve bodily exercises, sketching, and process writing. We offer 1 and 2-hour sessions in the exhibition. In the 2-hour sessions, the second part of the session takes place in the workshop. Here, students (up to level 7) work to create their own stories in sculpture.


    This programme is adapted to primary school students from 2nd to 6th level.

    For 7th to 10th level find the corresponding programme: Body, gender and identity

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    Call + 45 49 19 07 19 (Monday – Thursday 09:00 – 15:00)
    Upon booking we ask you to specify:

    • Date and time for the learning-session
    • Number of participating students
    • Which session you wish to book
    • Contact information including an email for the order confirmation
    • If any in the group has walking difficulties in regard to accessibility of the teaching room

    1-hour session
    Sessions are available for a maximum of 28 students Tuesday to Friday at 11:15, 12:30, 13:00 and 14:00.
    Price: DKK 500

    2-hour session
    Sessions are available for a maximum of 28 students Tuesday to Friday at 11:15 and 14:00.
    Price: DKK 950

    Choose between:

    • A 2-hour session with a creative workshop after a visit in the gallery.
    • A 2-hour session in the gallery with more time for conversion and creative activities in front of the artworks.

    Meeting point
    In the foyer at the museum entrance.