Beckett Foundation and the Gallery
The Beckett Foundation supports culture in Denmark, whether music, theatre or art. The foundation also supports the mission of preserving art and culture for future generations, an undertaking that prioritises research, reconstruction- and conservation projects.
Matisse - Doubles and Variations
The Beckett Foundation supported and participated in realizing the museum exhibition Henri Matisse - Doubles and Variations in 2012. The Matisse exhibition was about the process of examination with which Matisse was preoccupied his whole life, that is repeating the same motif with minute strategic variations. Matisse is especially known for his powerful paintings performed with an acute sense of the beauty of colour and lines.
Exhibitions and conservation projects
The Beckett Foundation has supported the National Gallery of Denmark for a number of years to help produce a number of special exhibitions. For example, thanks to the Beckett Foundation, exhibitions such as Matisse & The Snowball, Rummets poesi and The Artful Image: The Haarlem-Mannerists 1580-1600 became possible. The Beckett Foundation has also supported major conservation initiatives including Joakim Skovsgaard’s “Christ in the Realm of the Dead "- a conservation project and Abildgaard - Open Studio, both of which were implemented as exhibition projects, where the audience can follow the conservator's work in progress with the paintings.
In addition, the Beckett Foundation has contributed to the acquisition of works of art. With support from the Beckett Foundation, it has been possible for the National Gallery of Denmark to acquire many of the pioneering works that now play a significant role in the Gallery’s collections.