Quality is the first norm for art, but its final norm is love and truth, the enriching of human life, the deepening of our vision.

Christianity and Art



Moderne Kirke Kunst is an elaborate website with contemporary art in Danish churches, covering 1400 churches, 1000 artists and 3500 artworks.
Universtity of Copenhagen, Faculty of Theology, Centre for Christianity and the Arts. The Centre was established in 1991 with the purpose to study the relationship between the history of the arts and the history of Christianity. In 1995 a particular study program in Christianity and the Arts was established. Presently, the research is mainly carried out at the Centre for the Study of the Cultural Heritage of Medieval Rituals and through the research project In-visibilis; in addition there is a collaboration with the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oslo through the project Sensibility and Transcendence. (Dan, E) 
- Gallerie Emmaus with a list of Christian artists. Biblical subjects but also landscapes, abstract and figurative. Advises and deals also with churches. Address: Ll. Svenstrup, Gods Holbækvej 117, 4100 Ringsted. (Dan)
- Moravian Brethren Museum, Nørregade 16, Christiansfeld. With exhibitions about missions in Greenland, Africa, Suriname and Labrador. Also temporary exhibitions and the Jeppe-room in memory of the famous painter Jeppe Madsen Ohlsen, who was born in Christiansfeld in 1891.
- The Museum for religious art. The roots for a Museum of Religious Art in Lemvig were planted when Bodil Kaalund made her decoration of Lemvig Church in 1976-81. The artist's cooperation with the local population led to many conversations about the being of art and about art's relation to the church and to religion. Many people are interested in the major existential questions of life and death, and in existence as part of a greater whole. The new generation seeks knowledge about our cultural roots. Furthermore, globalisation has opened the world to everybody, and intercommunal understanding has become more significant than ever. Art has always interpreted topical issues. Therefore art must be exhibited. The Museum in Lemvig sees it as its object to show how the religious dimension finds expression in today's art. Thus the conversations and debates that started when Bodil Kaalund decorated Lemvig Church continue. (Dan, E, D)
- Jens Nielsen og Olivia Holm-Møller Museet Holsterbro: museum with works by Jens Nielsen (1891-1978) and Olivia Holm-Møller. With changing exhibitions.