Current exhibitions

Fleeting moments – Drawings by Auguste Rodin

Fleeting moments. Drawings by Auguste Rodin

Exhibition period: 22 September 2016 – 15 January 2017

Auguste Rodin is primarily known for his dramatic sculptures depicting human figures. However, Rodin was also a prolific and multi-faceted draughtsman who explored the extensive potential inherent in paper as artistic medium. Rodin himself emphasised the importance of his work on paper: “It’s very simple. My drawings are the key to my work.”

The exhibition showcase Rodin’s unique work as a draughtsman, relating his drawings to his work as a sculptor.

Migration Politics: Three CAMP exhibitions at the SMK

Migration Politics: Three CAMP exhibitions at the SMK

Exhibition period: 10 September – 6 November 2016 

Displacement, border crossing and asylum politics are themes addressed by this three-in-one exhibition. Many of the artists have a migrant or refugee background. The exhibitions are curated by CAMP – Center for Art on Migration Politics, which is Scandinavia’s only exhibition venue specialising in art engaging migration themes. CAMP is located in Trampoline House, an independent community center for refugees and asylum seekers in Copenhagen’s Northwest district.

Explore a new labyrinthine special display

Special display: Extracurricular

Exhibition period: 29 April - 23 October 2016

Artist Henrik Plenge Jakobsen has brought rarely-seen works out of storage at the museum and used them to create the special display Extracurricular. The works are presented in one of the SMK’s exhibition rooms, right in the midst of the debris and scenery left behind from the previous exhibition. In the centre of the exhibition room you will find the vast, labyrinthine installation An Architecture Composed of the Paintings of Richard Powers and Francis Picabia, made by Mike Kelley and Paul McCarthy in 1997.

European Art 1300-1800

European Art 1300-1800


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.

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.

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

Japanese art had a transformative impact on Nordic art during the period 1875–1918. From exotic geishas and startling depictions of nature to stylised and rarefied aesthetics. 

Explore the inspiration from Japan in the speciel exhibition at SMK.