The National Gallery of Denmark (which in Danish is called Statens Museum for Kunst (SMK) not only focuses on the golden age of Denmark, but also highlights the works of Dutch masters and the great Parisian powers who reshaped art in the early 20th century. The collection, which was once owned by the kings, features permanent and temporary exhibitions celebrating art in central Copenhagen.
Who does not know the names of the great artists of Paris and the Netherlands? Well wait to see the painting In a Roman inn by Carl Bloch and you will wonder why you have not heard his name before. The Danish Golden Age is filled with lesser-known 19th century masterpieces and the National Gallery has the largest collection of Christen Købke’s work, depicting everyday life in Denmark during that period.
Take a journey through the history of Western Europe and explore the religious representations of 600 years ago, the rise of nationalist pride, as well as the beginning of Paris’ artistic prestige. The museum houses a collection of 25 Matisse pieces and an exhibition dedicated to France from the period between 1900 and 1930.
If contemporary art suits you better, you will find a great offer of international installations and mixed media, with sculptures that will catch your attention and works of art that fill entire rooms.
Please show your digital ticket at the reception.
Cancellation may be possible depending on the chosen ticket.