Elverhoj Museum of Art & History
Located only minutes away from Buellton! The Elverhøj Museum celebrates the history of Solvang, the colorful heritage of Denmark and the Danish-American pioneer spirit. They also feature rotating art exhibits, and host classes and workshops throughout the year.
Originally the dream home of Viggo Brandt-Erichsen and his wife, Martha Mott, the museum resides in a historic hand-crafted structure. He was an internationally recognized painter and sculptor, and she was an accomplished painter and art teacher.
With an architectural style inspired by the large farmhouses of 18th century Jutland in northern Denmark, construction began in 1950. They incorporated many elements of Scandinavian architecture. Ornamental ironwork, a carved redwood main entry door, and hand-painted panels are a few of the permanent imprints of this remarkable family. After extensive renovation in 1987, the Elverhøj Museum opened to the public in May of 1988.
As one of the few museums outside of Denmark devoted to Danish culture and the Danish-American experience, Elverhøj Museum is a Solvang gem.