European Art 1300-1800

Currently closed!

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.


500 years of European art

The exhibition offers a unique opportunity for gaining insights into 500 years of art from all of Europe. Here, the Gallery offers a new space for contemplating art – and, indeed, the various narratives and tales told about Europe over the course of five centuries.


The oldest Danish art collection

The older European art housed at SMK constitutes the oldest art collection in Denmark and has its roots all the way back to the private collections of the kings.

The history of the Collections

Board game for families

Board game for families

Match-SMK is about telling stories that take art as their starting point. Aimed at families with children 6-10 years.

Literary interpretation

A literary interpretation

The short story Requiem, written by Julia Butschkow, offers a point of entry into the wealth of stories a painting can hold.

Practical information

Please note: We're building a new, environmentally friendly, air conditioning system. Therefore, the exhibition is temporarily closed.

Practical information

Opening hours
Tuesdays – Sundays 11–17
Wednesdays 11–20
Mondays closed

Admission fee
Adults: DKK 110
Under 30: DKK 85
Under 18: Free
1 adult + 1 child: DKK 90
Annual pass holders: Free

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Watch the video

Film about the exhibition

Get a taste of which artworks to experience in the exhibition European Art 1300-1800