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one for each day of a two-week stay in copenhagen and its surroundings, north, west and south. and yet, there are so many more than can't be listed here.
the most important art + cultural institution in denmark. one of my favorite places in the world, as noted in my other guides. the museum shop is also great.
private collection of danish art, includes important work from danish golden age as well as from the skagen painters, including ancher, hammershøi and krøyer.
largest art museum in the country. lovely but a bit of a mess, really. many works from danish golden age. favorite feature is the modern annex (in the back).
a museum to represent denmark's working class - who organized a century ago to play a very important role in how danish modern society looks and feels today.
formerly known as the museum of decorative arts and industrial design. makes for a good companion experience to the dansk design center. wonderful garden.
beautiful exhibition spaces for contemporary art, with particular focus on up and coming talent, both danish and international. student shows offer promise.
always chaotic and surprisingly disorganized, but i think they have good taste - hit and miss as it may be. their shows are really different than other venues.
a gem that houses the life’s work of sculptor beret thorvaldsen, along with his collections of artworks and objects from greek, roman and egyptian antiquity.
the national museum bittersweetly features some of the murals made for christiania, now preserved here, including two by my friend's mother, marianne rydvald.
specializes in 19th century as well as impressionist art. here you'll encounter manet, monet, degas, gaugin, van gogh, cézanne, picasso and rodin. great café.
this is where you'll see the design of arne jacobsen and klint, of course. there's focus on print and fashion as well, and international exhibits.
arken is one of the problem childs of danish culture, like a misbehaving sibling that routinely comes up short. some ambitious shows succeed. mostly worth it.