Coming exhibitions

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.

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.

Two Worlds as One

Exhibition period: 7 October 2016 – 19 February 2017

This autumn, children and families are invited to explore a special exhibition created by Pakistani artist Aisha Khalid. Inspired by Islamic mysticism, known as Sufism, she focuses on controversial political messages through detailed, poetic miniature patterns and sensuous works made out of textiles and embroidery. In this exhibition we will examine how familiar elements associated with safety, home and domesticity can be transformed in Khalid’s imagery, taking on new – and very different – meaning.

Sergej Jensen

Exhibition period: 13 October 2016 – 30 December 2017

This exhibition constitutes the Danish-born artist Sergej Jensen’s first solo show at a Danish museum. Sergej Jensen is known for taking an unconventional approach to painting.

He focuses on materials and their aesthetic potential. His pictures often consist of found textiles that have been sown together, sometimes featuring no paintwork at all, at other times bearing traces of paint or motifs from art history.

Japanomania 1875–1918

Exhibition period: 19 January – 23 April 2017

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.

The inspiration from Japan was particularly evident in artists such as Edvard Munch, Carl Larsson, Helene Schjerfbeck, Vilhelm Hammershøi, Anna Ancher and L.A. Ring.

Permanent exhibitions

European Art 1300-1800

European Art 1300-1800

500 years of art history from all of Europe. A treasure trove featuring works by some of the greatest figures from art history.

Danish and International Art after 1900

Danish and Nordic Art 1750-1900

From the birth of Danish painting, through the Golden Age, to the dawn of modernism.

© André Derain

French Art 1900-30

Experience some of the museum's most famous works by artists such as Picasso, Braque, Derain and Matisse.

Danish and International Art after 1900
© David Shrigley (1968- ), Beginning, Middle and End, 2009

Danish and International Art after 1900

Experience modern art from the 20th century and the very latest contemporary art in the Gallery’s white building.