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ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

  • Aarhus
  • DNK

About the Museum


ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

Interior View, ARos Aarhus Kunstmuseum

Photo: Adam Mørk

Interior view, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

ARos Aarhus Kunstmuseum

Interior view of building, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

Photo: Adam Mørk

Interior view, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

Interior view of building, ARos Aarhus Kunstmuseum

Photo: Adam Mørk

Interior view, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

Here, in one of northern Europe's largest museums, is a collection dating from 1770 to contemporary art that features works by artists including Pipilotti Rist, James Turrell, Mona Hatoum, Tony Oursler, Gilbert & George and Annika von Hausswolf. A strong symbol of the Museum’s commitment to contemporary art is Olafur Eliasson’s Your rainbow panorama, the permanent circular skywalk that prominently surmounts the rooftop of the ten-storey structure, and sets the pace of excitement for much of what happens within. Of particular interest is the so-called “9 Spaces,” a reference to Dante Alighieri’s nine circles of hell. Devoted to installation art, this “special exhibition gallery” is envisioned as a sequence of spaces moving upward from “hell” to “heaven” via a grand spiral staircase. Since this new building opened to the public in 2004, prominent special exhibitions have been inspired, curated or made by the likes of Bill Viola, Frank Gehry, Paul McCarthy, Robert Rauschenberg, Mariko Mori, Wim Wenders and Edvard Munch.

Collection Highlights


Olafur Eliasson, 'Your rainbow panorama,' circa 2011, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson, 'Your rainbow panorama,' circa 2011
Ron Mueck, 'Boy', 1999. ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

Ron Mueck

Ron Mueck, 'Boy,' 1999
ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum: Collection Highlights
Olafur Eliasson, 'Your rainbow panorama,' circa 2011, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

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Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson, 'Your rainbow panorama,' circa 2011
Ron Mueck, 'Boy', 1999. ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

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Ron Mueck

Ron Mueck, 'Boy,' 1999

Exhibitions


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Recently Opened

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Jørgen Sonne, 'En Barnedåbsfærd i det nordlige Sjælland,' 1854, Olie på lærred

Human Nature

8 Feb - 31 Dec 2018
Søren Thilo Funder, 'SURVIVALISM (Capital Letters),' 2009

Cool, Calm and Collected

25 Nov - 2 Apr 2018
Lucian Freud, 'Girl with a White Dog,' 1950-51

Bacon, Freud and the London Painters

14 Oct - 4 Feb 2018
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