Just outside the Danish town of Næstved lies Rønnebæksholm, a kunsthal for contemporary art in a distinctive manor in historical natural surroundings.
Today at Rønnebæksholm, we draw on the manor’s storied history as a basis for the critical exploration of contemporary society and culture through art exhibitions, residencies, public cultural events and our range of educational programmes for all ages.
The white main building, built in Neo-Gothic style, houses the exhibitions spaces of the kunsthal, childrens artworkshop, cafe and shop and a residency flat and studios. Næstved Art School and Talentskolen (a school for the development of artistic talents) are housed in the old stables by the entrance to the park. The restored carriage port and charming historic stable are used to host cultural events, lectures, concerts and conferences, while the park and courtyard by the main building serve as a venue for summer events, such as the garden market and midsummer celebration, as well as the celebration of Marie Toft and N.F.S Grundtvig in the cultural event ‘Tak for Venligheden’, translated to ‘Thank you for your Kindness’, which refers to the special pavillion in the park.
The “Kindness” pavilion, commissioned in the 1850s by Rønnebæksholm’s owner Marie Toft in tribute to her husband, N.F.S. Grundtvig, is located in the south-eastern corner of the park. Adjacent to the park is the 6,000 square metre Manor Garden, a vegetable garden modelled after French archetypes. A large natural playground is located behind the Manor Garden, a musical installation featuring large outdoor musical instruments made of stone and wood can be found next to the manor stables, and picnic areas dot the park area. All outdoor facilities at Rønnebæksholm are open to the public and free of charge.