Current exhibitions

Art in the Making

Art In The Making

Exhibition period: 8. February – 6. May 2018
How is a work of art made? How does an artist get from the initial idea to the finished masterpiece? This is the question that the exhibition Art In The Making seeks to answer. Visitors get the opportunity to follow the artistic process through a range of masterpieces and rarely seen drawings and sketches from the Royal Collection of Graphic Art.

Art In The Making presents around 200 works of art dating from the fifteenth century until the present day by Rembrandt, Veronese, Degas, Pellegrini, El Greco, Piranesi, Krøyer and many more.


Ursula Reuter Christiansen: The Executioner

Exhibition period: 8. February – 10. June 2018
»The next great moment in history belongs to us.« That is how Ursula Reuter Christiansen’s film piece The Executioner from 1971 ends. The short film rebels against widespread perceptions of woman’s role seen through history and in its own time.

From February SMK will unfold an entire universe surrounding The Executioner in an installation that presents materials from the film, the film’s original audio track by Henning Christiansen, examples of correspondences that show how the film was received and much more.

Nairy Baghramian

Nairy Baghramian: SÅ LÆNGE DET VARER*

Exhibition period: 7 December 2017 – 2 April 2018

Explore the exhibition SÅ LÆNGE DET VARER* [As long as it lasts] in the x-room at SMK – an entirely new project by the internationally acclaimed German artist Nairy Baghramian.

Inspired by an iconic steel grid structure from the exhibition venue The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, the artist has produced an installation especially for SMK. A large, sculptural piece consisting of milky, semi-transparent forms balancing precariously on tall, shiny legs.

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 until December//

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.

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Coming exhibitions

Coming exhibitions

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