Current exhibitions

Ed Atkins. Safe Conduct

Ed Atkins. Safe Conduct

17 March – 4 September 2016

How do new digital technologies affect us? What impact do they have on how we think, act and live today? Those are questions addressed by the highly acclaimed contemporary artist Ed Atkins in his texts, videos and sound art. Atkins is particularly well known for his video installations that combine hyper-realistic depictions of familiar figures and everyday settings with computer-generated animations. For the exhibition Ed Atkins. Safe conduct, Ed Atkins has created an entirely new work specifically for x-rummet, the SMK’s venue for contemporary art.

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

Auguste Rodin is primarily known for his dramatic sculptures. However, Rodin was also a prolific and multi-faceted draughtsman who explored the extensive potential inherent in paper as artistic medium. The exhibition Fleeting moments. Drawings by Auguste Rodin showcases Rodin’s unique work.