Louisiana is considered a major and unique work in Danish modernistic architecture. The style is discrete modernism of the late 1950s and the subdued, horizontal lines of the museum compliment the landscape in an intimate and graceful way.
Right from the beginning, the founder Knud W. Jensen thought that the museum should be a place for modern Danish art. However, only a couple of years later he changed his mind and Louisiana changed from mainly being a Danish collection to become an international museum with numerous international major works.
Since then, the close contact to and cooperation with the international art and cultural environment has been one of Louisiana’s greatest strengths. And one of the main reasons why the museum has been able to present an exhibition programme which has indeed touched a chord throughout the years. Thus, Louisiana has achieved status as one of the world's most respected exhibition sites and it will keep on attracting exhibitions and artists at a level which very few other Danish and international museums will be able to.