The 5 most inspiring art museums Copenhagen

ORDRUPGAARD

Vilvordevej 110
Charlottenlund
+45 3964 1183
www.ordrupgaard.dk

Originally built as a private residence in the woods, Ordrupgaard now includes a stunning addition designed by architect Zaha Hadid. The heart of the museum’s permanent collection includes works by Degas, Renoir, Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, and Matisse. Paid admission includes access to the preserved home of Danish architect Finn Juhl.

HIRSCHSPRUNG COLLECTION

Stockholmsgade 20
Copenhagen Ø
+45 3542 0336
www.hirschsprung.dk

The Hirschsprung Collection celebrates Danish art from the 19th and early 20th centuries. This intimate museum, situated in Østre Anlæg park, includes works from the Danish Golden Age through to the early modern period.

ARKEN MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Skovvej 100
Ishøj
+45 4354 0222
www.arken.dk

The impressive ARKEN Museum of Modern Art is located on Køge Bay Beach in Ishøj, just south of Copenhagen. ARKEN’s permanent collection emphasises modern Danish, Nordic, and international art from after 1990, including works by Ai Weiwei, Damien Hirst and Olafur Eliasson.

THORVALDSENS MUSEUM

Bertel Thorvaldsens
Plads 2
Copenhagen K
+45 3332 1532
www.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk

The collection in this museum concentrates on the life’s work of one man, Danish master sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844), who donated his entire body of work to the city of Copenhagen in 1838. Tip: admission is free on Wednesdays.

KUNSTHAL CHARLOTTENBORG

Kongens Nytorv 1
Copenhagen K ➀
+45 3374 4639
www.kunsthalcharlottenborg.dk

This historic palace is home to one of the most overlooked art spaces in Copenhagen, the Charlottenborg Art Hall, the official exhibition gallery of the Royal Danish Academy of Art. The museum’s cafe and bookshop are also well worth a visit.

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