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Arken Museum of Modern Art

About the Museum


Interior View, Arken Museum of Modern Art
Photo: Lars Skaaning

Interior view, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art

Interior View, Arken Museum of Modern Art
Hanne Fuglbjerg, Photo: Hanne Fuglbjerg

Interior view, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art

Interior View, Arken Museum of Modern Art
Hanne Fuglbjerg, Photo: Hanne Fuglbjerg

Interior view, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art

Inaugurated in March 1996, ARKEN is among Denmark's largest museums for contemporary and modern art. The building lies like a stranded ship by the sea, twenty kilometers south of Copenhagen, and its deconstructivist, nautically-inspired architecture is striking. ARKEN’s collection focuses on international contemporary art from 1990 onward, including works by Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley, Olafur Eliasson, Mona Hatoum, Grayson Perry and Anselm Reyle. Because ARKEN’s focus is on realizing high-quality, research-based exhibitions of international modern and contemporary art, research and education play a significant role in the activities of the Museum.

Collection Highlights


Olafur Eliasson, '8900054', 1996. ARKEN Museum of Modern Art

Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson, 8900054, 1996
Lea Porsager, 'I is Another #3', 2006. ARKEN Museum of Modern Art

Lea Porsager

Lea Porsager, I is Another #3, 2006
Henrik Plenge Jakobsen,' Birdie (HEX UBU), 2014. ARKEN Museum of Modern Art

Henrik Plenge Jakobsen

Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Birdie (HEX UBU), 2014
Grayson Perry, 'The Walthamstow Tapestry', 2009.

Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry, The Walthamstow Tapestry, 2009
Elmgreen & Dragset, 'Powerless Structures, Fig. 101', 2012. ARKEN Museum of Modern Art

Elmgreen & Dragset

Elmgreen & Dragset, Powerless Structures, Fig. 101, 2012
Arken Museum of Modern Art: Collection Highlights
Olafur Eliasson, '8900054', 1996. ARKEN Museum of Modern Art
Torben Petersen , Photo Torben Petersen

Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson, 8900054, 1996
Lea Porsager, 'I is Another #3', 2006. ARKEN Museum of Modern Art
Photo Anders Sune Berg

Lea Porsager

Lea Porsager, I is Another #3, 2006
Henrik Plenge Jakobsen,' Birdie (HEX UBU), 2014. ARKEN Museum of Modern Art
Photo Anders Sune Berg

Henrik Plenge Jakobsen

Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Birdie (HEX UBU), 2014
Grayson Perry, 'The Walthamstow Tapestry', 2009.
Photo Anders Sune Berg

Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry, The Walthamstow Tapestry, 2009
Elmgreen & Dragset, 'Powerless Structures, Fig. 101', 2012. ARKEN Museum of Modern Art
Photo Henrik Jauert

Elmgreen & Dragset

Elmgreen & Dragset, Powerless Structures, Fig. 101, 2012

Exhibitions


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Recently Opened

Closing Soon

Michael Kvium, 'Stand Up Comedy', 2016

Circus Europa: Michael Kvium

2 Sep 2017 - 14 Jan 2018
Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg, 'Worship', 2016

My Music

7 Oct 2017 - 25 Mar 2018
Alphonse Mucha, 'The Arts: Dance', 1898

Alphonse Mucha

3 Feb - 3 Jun 2018
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