Coming exhibitions

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.

A Real Danish Family

Exhibition period: October 12 – January 7 2018

What does a real Danish family look like in 2016? This is the question explored by British artist Gillian Wearing in a new project that scrutinises the concept of family and challenges our ideas of what “real” and “Danish” actually means. A nationwide campaign will eventually lead to the selection of one particular family whose likenesses will be cast in bronze. The resulting sculpture will be placed at an as-yet undisclosed place in Copenhagen. SMK will show an exhibition that documents the process, supplemented by other works by Gillian.

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.