© Peter Land, Untitled (Sitting man with dots on blue carpet), 2003

View a selection of SMK highlights in an exhibition with special focus on modern and contemporary art.

Explore Expressionism, Surrealism, political art and experimental art in an exhibition of modern and contemporary works that forges links across different periods.

Politics, geometry and un-realities
FOCUS ON  – Danish and International Art after 1900 puts particular emphasis on Danish art as it addresses six overall themes: Painterly Visions, The Political Body, Geometry and Construction, Figure and Expressivity, Un-Realities, and Idea and Material.

The works on display were created during different historical periods and on the basis of different artistic points of departure, but the artists all shared an interest in similar subjects and aesthetic devices – or took identical approaches to materials and compositions. Thus, the exhibition allows us to explore fundamental themes and aesthetic approaches that have interested artists from 1900 to the present day.

In the exhibition you can experience art works by Kirsten Justesen, Per Kirkeby, Wilhelm Freddie, Michael Kvium, Asger Jorn and Tal R.

Practical information

Exhibition period
17 January – 17 April 2017 

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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© Tal R, Made in Heaven, 2005

Highlights from the permanent exhibition

Storing art requires excellent air quality and a superior indoor climate. To ensure this, SMK has launched a major overhaul of the Museum’s technical installations in 2017. This will ensure that our art can continue to be stored under optimum conditions – all while addressing environmental concerns.

In the spring 2017 the permanent exhibition Danish and International Art after 1900 will be closed due to the technical installations. Instead, you can explore a selection of modern and contemporary art from the permanent exhibition in FOCUS ON – Danish and International Art after 1900.

Visiting information

Visiting information

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© Per Kirkeby, Prediction of Venice, 1976



Read about our current exhibitions.

© Bjørn Nørgaard, Objekter fra "Hesteofringen", 1970

We're building

I 2017 some of our exhibition rooms will be temporarily closed for specific periods of time, while we're installation af new environmentally friendly climate control system. 

Instead, you can explore a selection of SMK highlights in new FOCUS ON exhibitions.