Pictures and Power

Pictures and Power. The Visual Politics of Christian II

Exhibition period 15 june – 10 september 2017

The exhibition focused on Christian II as one of Denmark’s most fascinating kings – and the first Danish king to properly use visual art to promote himself and his political agendas. In the exhibition you could explore how he used art as a tool to aid his political strategies.

The exhibition featured paintings, drawings, engravings and woodcuts by artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Jan Gossart, Michiel Sittow and Lucas Cranach the Elder.

Nordic Highlights – Focus on Danish and Nordic Art 1750–1900

Nordic Highlights


Exhibition period:
8 April - 13 August


SMK brings out its very best Nordic works of art. Come and enjoy bright summer nights, golden cornfields and magnificent Nordic wildernesses.


Go back in time to the dawn of Nordic art in the nineteenth century in the company of famous artists such as Edvard Munch, Vilhelm Hammershøi, C.W. Eckersberg, Nicolai Abildgaard, Anna Ancher and many more.


Japanomania

Japanomania 1875 - 1918

Exhibition period: 19 January – 23 April 2017

What happens when the North meets Japan? An exhibition about the transformative impact of Japonisme in Nordic art.

Exotic geishas, new ways of depicting nature and rarefied aesthetics. Encountering Japanese art changes the European art scene in the second half of the nineteenth century, and the widespread enthusiasm for all things Japanese also makes itself felt in Nordic art.

Two Worlds as One

Exhibition period: 7 October 2016 – 19 February 2017

Many roads lead into Aisha Khalid’s art – and many worlds unfold in the Pakistani contemporary artist’s hypnotic art, which is executed with great precision. In this exhibition children and families could explore a realm full of patterns that flicker before your eyes, hiding veiled women, fairy-tale figures and holes opening up on other worlds. Beneath the surface you can also find stories about how identities are formed, about power structures and Western ideas about Pakistan.

FOCUS ON – Danish and International Art after 1900

Focus on Danish and International Art after 1900


Exhibition period:
17 January - 17 April


In an exhibition with special focus on modern and contemporary art you could view a selection of SMK's highlights. The exhibition forged links across different periods including expressionism, Surrealism, political art and experimental art.


Delve into the archives

Here you can see what exhibitions closed at SMK in 2015. Click on the boxes for the exhibitions and you will see the archived exhibition pages.