Thorvaldsen Museum, the oldest museum in Denmark, pays tribute to a single artist: the 19th-century sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen, who carved monuments and busts for the likes of Pope Pius VII, Napoleon and Johannes Gutenberg. The sculptor’s vast collection of neoclassical bronze and marble statues is now housed under one roof on the small, central island of Slotsholmen, displayed alongside his personal repository of antique objects, paintings, personal sketches and belongings. The museum is an architectural as well as a historic triumph. Brought to life by neo-classical architect Michael Gottlieb Bindesbøll, Thorvaldsen’s atmospheric and arch-ceilinged salons are painted in bright colors with mosaic floors and Pompeian-style ceilings. Thorvaldsens Museum Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads 2 1213 Copenhagen Denmark TwitterFacebookPinterest Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 19 Going Incognito We all secretly wonder what mischief we’d make if invisible: When our identity is hidden, everything seems possible. Arts & Culture Issue 19 The Best Policy Sometimes we talk to each other without feeling heard. Honesty—a most intimate interaction—can be just as thrilling as its more devious inverse. Arts & Culture Issue 19 A Sense of Suspense With unhinged imaginations and mountains of cliff-hangers, the filmmakers behind the sci-fi podcast Limetown have all the makings of a scary story. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Like Clockwork In this new column about time, we learn how slipping off our watches makes us feel like deadline-damning renegades. Arts & Culture Music Issue 19 On a Grander Scale Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna now may live on the opposite side of the globe, but she’s determined to evolve while staying true to her roots. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Neighborhood: Fire Stations The firefighting profession has evolved over time from Ancient Rome’s rudimentary bucket brigades to today’s sleek life-saving departments.