Current exhibitions

BIOGRAPHY

BIOGRAPHY

19 September 2014 - 4 January 2015

The Danish-Norwegian artist duo Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset surprise us, shock us, and turn the world upside down in their art, which will be featured in a major exhibition at SMK in 2014.

Elmgreen & Dragset have held numerous exhibitions in international contemporary art institutions and galleries. The exhibition at SMK will cover central movements and developments in the duo's extensive body of work from 1995 to the present day.

What makes a home?

What makes a home?

11 October - 26 July 2015

We sleep, wake up, brush our teeth, eat, play, and live in our homes. But what really makes a home? And what does it mean to feel at home somewhere?

A new exhibition for children invites children and grown-ups to take a closer look at what ‘home’ means in 2014. Admission is free.

Open Studio: Dürer under the knife!

Open Studio: Dürer under the knife!

The restoration of Albrecht Dürer's masterpiece The Arch of Honour of Maximilian I


5 September-19 December 2014

 

A huge masterpiece by the Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer has been tucked away in storage for years.
Now it is being restored to its former splendour – and you can watch as the deft hands of the SMK conservators repair tears, bumps, and discolorations.

Manet’s Goya. Prints

Manets Goya. Prints

22 August  18 January 2015


Rampaging bulls, horrific executions, and a strong dose of acid satire. The SMK explores how the French artist Édouard Manet was inspired by the Spanish painter Francisco Goya. Witness the work of two of art history’s greatest stars in a new exhibition of prints.

European Art 1300-1800

European Art 1300-1800

Permanent exhibition with artworks from the Collections


A unique opportunity for gaining insights into 500 years of art from all of Europe.


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.

Danish and Nordic Art 1750-1900

Danish and Nordic Art 1750-1900

Permanent exhibition with artworks from the Collections


From the birth of Danish painting through the famous Golden Age of Danish art to the dawn of Modernism.

 

The major features of Danish and Nordic art over 150 years are unfolded in a display that features both an historic overview and special themes of immediate relevance to contempoary life, while also focusing on artists of particular importance. At the same time, this display casts light on some of the more overlooked chapters in the history of Danish art.

French Art 1900-1930

French Art 1900-30

Permanent exhibition with artworks from the Collections


In the exhibition French Art 1900-1930, you can experience some of the museum's most famous works by artists such as Picasso, Braque, Derain and Matisse. The starting point for the display is Paris, the most important art metropolis in the early 1900s.

Danish and International Art after 1900
© Max Ernst, Two figures without sex, Chimeras, 1933

Danish and International Art after 1900

Permanent exhibition with artworks from the Collections

 

Modern art from the 20th century and the very latest contemporary art now fills the exhibition rooms of the Gallery’s white building, offering a wide-ranging display of the main movements within Danish art. The display includes rooms focusing on major individual figures, on collective movements, and on important works and trends from the international art scene of the period.

The Royal Cast Collection

The Royal Cast Collection

Permanent exhibition with artworks from the Collections

At The Royal Cast Collection you can explore thousands of naked figures, which unveils the stories about everything from pagan gods to Christian stories. You can also challenge your creativity and try your hand with plaster cast.

The Royal Cast Collection is part of the SMK, but you'll find the over 2000 casts, that make up the collection, at "the Westindian Warehouse" at Toldbodgade 40, Copenhagen.

Coming exhibitions

COMMING EXHIBITION

Lutz Bacher

7 November – 6 April 2015

Experience the American contemporary artist Lutz Bacher.

COMMING EXHIBITION

What is happening?

27 March 2015 – 2 August 2015

Exhibition on the experimental art between 1965 and 1975.