The 5 best contemporary art galleries in Copenhagen

2) Galleri Oxholm

Located in the leafy Frederiksberg district, Galleri Oxholm displays the work of both Danish and international artists. Guided by a mission to ‘show relevant art we think captures the essence of contemporary life and thought,’ this inspiring gallery space is open Tuesday to Saturday.

Exterior of Galleri Oxholm

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3) Secher Fine Art & Design

The Secher gallery’s living-room-style interiors feature furniture by Hans Wegner, lamps by Poul Henningsen, and a wide range of modern paintings. Open Tuesday through Saturday afternoons.

a painting at the Fletcher fine arts & design

4) Den Frie Centre of Contemporary art

Inspired by the famous Paris art salons of the 19th century, the Den Frie Centre has been dedicated to exhibiting the creative work of ‘contemporary artistic communities, artists’ associations and experimental groups and networks’ since 1891. Also, there’s no other building in the city like this one – just look for the Greek temple.

exhibition den frie centre of contemporary art

5) Nikolaj Kunsthal

Housed inside one of the city’s oldest churches, this contemporary art centre exhibits Danish and international artists and is known to post signage boldly declaring ‘This is not a church’, a message that the gallery is endeavouring to challenge, ‘the link between the physical context of the church building and the contemporary role as an arts institution’.

exhibition nikolaj kunsthal

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