Current exhibitions

Open Studio: A Birthday Present for the Queen

Exhibition period: 29 October 2015 - 28 February 2016

Watch the museum’s conservators at work as they wield scalpels and pigments to restore one of the Queen of Denmark’s privately owned works of art. The painting The Royal Table of Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor has been on the walls of the royal quarters at Fredensborg Palace since 1872. Now, however, the painting is in very poor condition, its paint peeling in several places. Extensive restoration is required in order to restore the piece to its former glory.

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.

Free admission

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.

Free admission

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.

Free admission

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.

Free admission

The Royal Cast Collection

The Royal Cast Collection

Permanent exhibition with artworks from the Collections

At The Royal Cast Collection you can explore naked figures, which unveils the stories about everything from pagan gods to Christian stories.

The Royal Cast Collection is part of the SMK, but you'll find the over 2000 casts, that make up the collection, at "the Westindian Warehouse" at Toldbodgade 40, Copenhagen.

Free admission

Kommende udstillinger

Coming exhibitions

Coming exhibitions

Read about the coming exhibitions

Among others you can discover an exhibition showcasing Rodin’s unique work as a draughtsman, relating his drawings to his work as a sculptor.