Current exhibitions

Hieroglyphs
© Jens Lund,  Mon âme voltige sur les parfums…(Baudelaire), 1901. Part of the Jens Lund collection, The Vejen Art Museum, DK. Photo: Pernille Klemp

Hieroglyphs – Symbolist Drawings 1890-1910

Exhibition period: 19. April – 12. August
Showing works by artists as Jens Lund, J.F. Willumsen, Johannes Holbek, L.A. Ring and Ejnar Nielsen, the exhibition focuses on the importance of draughtsmanship in Danish art during the period 1890-1910. An age where symbolism flourished in art, and artists homed in on matters of spirit, soul and form. 
Featuring more than a hundred works of art, the exhibition allows visitors to delve into hidden narratives, dreams and visions that have taken form as gnarled trees and flowers - and to explore the humorous distortions of caricature at close quarters.

Hieroglyphs – Symbolist Drawings 1890-1910

Showing works by artists such as Jens Lund, J.F. Willumsen, Johannes Holbek , L.A. Ring and Ejnar Nielsen, the exhibition focuses on the importance of draughtsmanship in Danish art during the period 1890–1910. An age where symbolism flourished in art, and artists homed in on matters of spirit, soul and form.

Featuring more than a hundred works of art, the exhibition allows visitors to delve into hidden narratives, dreams and visions that have taken form as gnarled trees and flowers – and to explore the humorous distortions of caricature at close quarters.
Hieroglyphs – Symbolist Drawings 1890-1910

Showing works by artists such as Jens Lund, J.F. Willumsen, Johannes Holbek , L.A. Ring and Ejnar Nielsen, the exhibition focuses on the importance of draughtsmanship in Danish art during the period 1890–1910. An age where symbolism flourished in art, and artists homed in on matters of spirit, soul and form.

Featuring more than a hundred works of art, the exhibition allows visitors to delve into hidden narratives, dreams and visions that have taken form as gnarled trees and flowers – and to explore the humorous distortions of caricature at close quarters.

Judith Hopf: OUT
© Judith Hopf, installation view Stepping Stairs at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, photo: Frank Sperling

Judith Hopf: OUT

Exhibition period: 10 May – 30 December 2018

German artist Judith Hopf has worked with sculpture and video since the 1990s. For the x-room she will produce a range of all-new ‘laptop’ sculptures out of metal as well as an all-new video work.

The exhibition by Judith Hopf at SMK is coproduced with KW Institute for Contemporary Art.

Danish and Nordic Art 1750-1900

Danish and Nordic Art 1750-1900


Permanent exhibition with artworks from the Collections

The major features of Danish and Nordic art over 150 years are unfolded in a display that features both an historic overview and special themes of immediate relevance to contempoary life, while also focusing on artists of particular importance. At the same time, this display casts light on some of the more overlooked chapters in the history of Danish art.

European Art 1300-1800

European Art 1300-1800

//TEMPORARILY CLOSED//

Permanent exhibition with artworks from the Collections. With the exhibition European Art 1300-1800 the Gallery opens up a treasure trove featuring works by some of the greatest figures from art history, including Mantegna, Cranach, Titian, Rubens, Rembrandt and many more.

French Art 1900-1930

French Art 1900-30


Permanent exhibition with artworks from the Collections

In the exhibition French Art 1900-1930, you can experience some of the museum's most famous works by artists such as Picasso, Braque, Derain and Matisse. The starting point for the display is Paris, the most important art metropolis in the early 1900s.

Danish and International Art after 1900
© Max Ernst, Two figures without sex, Chimeras, 1933

Danish and International Art after 1900


Permanent exhibition with artworks from the Collections

Modern art from the 20th century and the very latest contemporary art now fills the exhibition rooms of the Gallery’s white building, offering a wide-ranging display of the main movements within Danish art. The display includes rooms focusing on major individual figures, on collective movements, and on important works and trends from the international art scene of the period.

Kommende udstillinger

Coming exhibitions

Coming exhibitions


Read more about all coming exhibitions.