Coming exhibitions

Art In The Making

Exhibition period: 8. February – 6. May 2018
How is a work of art made? How does an artist get from the initial idea to the finished masterpiece? This is the question that the exhibition Art In The Making seeks to answer. Visitors get the opportunity to follow the artistic process through a range of masterpieces and rarely seen drawings and sketches from the Royal Collection of Graphic Art.

Art In The Making presents around 200 works of art dating from the fifteenth century until the present day by Rembrandt, Veronese, Degas, Pellegrini, El Greco, Piranesi, Krøyer and many more.

Ursula Reuter Christiansen: The Executioner

Exhibition period: 8. February – 10. June 2018
»The next great moment in history belongs to us.« That is how Ursula Reuter Christiansen’s film piece The Executioner from 1971 ends. The short film rebels against widespread perceptions of woman’s role seen through history and in its own time time.

From February SMK will unfold an entire universe surrounding The Executioner in an installation that presents materials from the film, the film’s original audio track by Henning Christiansen, examples of correspondences that show how the film was received and much more.

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.