Coming exhibitions

Closer – Intimacies in Art

Closer – Intimacies in art

Exhibition period: 11 February – 8 May 2016

How are feelings and emotions expressed in the art universe? And how is the intimate space between people depicted?

The exhibition Closer – Intimacies in art explores how artists from the 1700s to mid-1900s sought to portray ‘the intimate' through sensitive and close observations of people, nature and home environments. In the exhibition you can explore artworks by Jean Simeon Chardin, Nicolai Abildgaard, Edvard Munch, Berthe Morisot and William and many more.

Ed Atkins. Safe Conduct

17 March – 4 September 2016

Experience a new project by British artist Ed Atkins in x-rummet. Atkins works in a range of media; from texts and drawings to video and sound. He is especially well known for his video installations.

By combining hyper-realistic depictions of familiar figures and everyday settings with the many opportunities for manipulation, distortion, and surprising effects that computer software offers, Atkins creates universes that are simultaneously realistic and unreal.

William Hogarth

14 April 7 August 2016

Journey back to eighteen-century London with us. A time when satire thrived. This exhibition turns back time to focus on one of the best and most famous pictorial satirists, William Hogarth (1697–1764).

In his prints Hogarth invented a new kind of narrative sequential art – a kind of comic-strip format. In his dramatic pictures, teeming with detail, he addressed contemporary issues: prostitution, poverty, violence, drunkenness, deceit, self-staging and desire.

Auguste Rodin

Exhibition period: 23 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.

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.

The Royal Cast Collection

The Royal Cast Collection

Discover thousands of plaster sculptures and explore naked figures, pagan gods and Christian art.