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Denmark



Address:
Sølvgade 48-50

1307
Phone: +45 3374 8494
Fax: +45 3374 8404
Website: http://www.smk.dk/smk.nsf

Statens Museum For Kunst

The Danish National Gallery

Statens Museum for Kunst, the Danish national gallery, is the only place in Denmark which features 700 years of Western art and cultural history under one roof. The Museum houses a large collection of Danish and international paintings, sculptures, drawings, and installations. The oldest works in the collection originally belonged to Danish royalty.

The collection includes works by the Italian renaissance painters Tizian and Mantegna, the 17th century masters Rubens and Rembrandt, 19th century painters of the Danish Golden Age such as Eckersberg and Købke, and 20th century artists such as Henri Matisse, Edvard Munch, and Emil Nolde as well as the Danish artists Asger Jorn and Per Kirkeby.

New meets old - architecturally speaking

The collections, which span 700 years of history, require a very special exhibition space. Anna Maria Indrio's white, modernist extension building opened in 1998 and is situated in parallel with Vilhelm Dahlerup's old museum building from 1896. The vastly different buildings are separate entities, yet linked by a glass-roofed Sculpture Street. This is where unity is created from the old and the new, in a modern architectural idiom.

The Museum is located in central Copenhagen near the Nørreport and Østerport stations, a short walk from the Castle of Rosenborg and the Botanical Gardens.


 Permanent Collection Highlights (10)

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Permanent Collection

The Masterpieces Are Back
The full range of the collections gives a challenging outline of Western art from early Renaissance to our time. Masterpieces by artists ranging from Cranach, Titian and Rembrandt to Abildgaard, Eckersberg and Hammershøi as well as Matisse, Picasso, Braque, Nolde and Kirkeby are shown together with other main works in the collection in a hanging illustrating new and old connections.

New in Old and Old in New
1600 works are presented in chronological zones interrupted by thematic juxtapositions of artworks from different ages. The method of hanging and the accompanying texts also vary in order to exploit the multiplicity of the collections. Thus the greater part of the old foreign masters are shown in the white museum building, whose light and spacious rooms offer optimum surroundings. Conversely, the modernized rooms in the red, old building act as a challenge to contemporary artworks.

Departments

- The Royal Collection of Paintings and Sculptures
- The Royal Collection of Prints and Drawings
- The Royal Cast Collection

Read more about the History of the Collections http://www.smk.dk/smk.nsf/5a8a7f63d33b85d8c125697a007844f9/8ee91a5180ea7778c1257

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Exhibitions

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Previous Exhibitions

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Forthcoming exhibitions

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Cost

Free admission to the collections,
The Sculpture Street and activities on The Stage.

Admission:

"A Mirror of Nature. Nordic Landscape Painting 1840-1910"

Adults: 80 DKK
Pensioners: 60 DKK
Youths u. 25 years and students: 50 DKK
Children and youths up to 18 years: Free admission.

Groups
10-49 persons: 45 DKK
+ 49: 40 DKK

SMK Season Pass
A season pass (12 months) gives free admission to the Museum's special exhibitions, 10 % discount on Museum publications in the bookshop and 10 % discount on meals in the café for two people.

An SMK season pass costs 150 DKK
Young people under 25, students and pensioners: 110 DKK


Opening hours

Tuesdays-Sundays 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesdays 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Mondays closed.

Read more about opening hours: http://www.smk.dk/smk.nsf/5a8a7f63d33b85d8c125697a007844f9/9f278e43d7631d4841257


Getting there

Bus routes: 6A, 14, 26, 40, 42, 43, 184,
185, 150S, 173 E

Trains: S-trains and regional trains to Østerport and Nørreport Stations

Metro: Nørreport and Kgs. Nytorv Stations

Bicycles: Øster Voldgade and Sølvgade

Parking: At Stockholmsgade and
Øster Voldgade parking fee.
Sunday free of charge.


Facilities

Handicap access
The whole Museum is accessible by wheelchairPractical information
On presentation of a membership card of The Danish Association of the Blind or The Invalid Organizations' Consumer Service, handicapped visitors can be accompanied free to the Museum's special exhibitions.

Wheelchair access is by the lift to the left of the steps at the main entrance.

It is also possible to borrow a wheelchair at the Museum.

Handicap toilets are on the lower floor of the Museum in both the new and old buildings.

Guided tours
There are regular guided tours in mouth-hand system and sign language. Contact the booking office of the Museum for the next guided tour.

T +45 3378 8484
Mondays to Fridays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Bookshop http://www.smk.dk/smk.nsf/5a8a7f63d33b85d8c125697a007844f9/81f36e50fe81a009c1257

Café Republic http://www.smk.dk/smk.nsf/5a8a7f63d33b85d8c125697a007844f9/5669db52329327e2c1257


Museum internal and external photos (5)

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News and events

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FAQ's

The Egmont Knowledge Centre

The Egmont Knowledge Centre is a new resource offered to the Museum's guests. The Knowledge Centre makes it possible to get close to art from many new and different angles – it is for people of all ages and widely varying interests.

More here: http://www.smk.dk/smk.nsf/docs/5b16bac2dcff2b6bc125718600571e76


Education

Kindergartens
If you are planning a visit to the Museum with your kindergarten -

Primary and secondary schools, grades 1-10
If you are a folkeskole teacher

High school (age 15-18), HF, VUC
If you teach at a high school -

Painting school
A great idea for 6-16 year-olds after school -
Find out more here: http://www.smk.dk/smk.nsf/docs/812999cdcd8e295bc125698f0051a015

I need more help
You can call the booking office any time.

Contact the booking office for help and guidance from our experienced guides.
They can send you educational materials, customise a guided tour to your needs
and answer other questions concerning your visit.

T +45 3374 8484
Monday - Friday between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Groups

Unaccompanied group visits
As there is limited space in the exhibition rooms, groups of more than 10 persons must announce their visit.

Contact
Ring our booking office. They can also give help and advice.

T +45 3374 8484
Mondays - Fridays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Admission to special exhibitions
10 - 49 persons: 70 DKK
Over 49 persons: 65 DKK

Guided tours
Guided tours can be booked -read more http://www.smk.dk/smk.nsf/5a8a7f63d33b85d8c125697a007844f9/bd3729dab48c02b9c1256

Parking
Tourist buses can park in Øster Voldgade


Schools

School classes
When you bring a school class, please remember the following:Before your visit:
We are closed on Mondays
Always announce your visit (even if you do not require a guided tour).
School classes are admitted free to both collections and special exhibitions.
Book guided tours at least one week in advance.
We can send class sets of teaching material

During your visit:
Bags larger than A4 size are not permitted in the Museum.
Cloakroom lockers require a 10 DKK coin.
Arrive in good time before a guided tour.
Students may not go round the Museum unattended by teachers.
There is a lunch room where students may eat their packed lunches.


Families

There are many activities for families visiting the Museum.

The Children's Museum of Art
In The Children's Museum of Art there are exhibitions at children's eye-level, taking their starting point in the world of children. With art as the point of departure, the whole family can investigate exciting themes together and experience wonderful new worlds.
Read more here:
http://www.smk.dk/smk.nsf/docs/2b89cdc33a9fea42412572c2003daeb6

u.l.k. Art Labs
Discover, contribute, produce, share and create new knowledge and new art together with other young people in u.l.k Art Labs. Be challenged, exploit the possibility and tell about how you think art should be tackled and understood.
Read more here:
http://www.smk.dk/smk.nsf/docs/e137b206cdb08d32412572c2004b72d6

Guided tours for children
At 1 p.m. every weekend there are free guided tours for children accompanied by an adult. Explore the world of art and listen to exciting stories. Please note the tours are in Danish.

Workshops
Take up the challenge of clay, paper, canvas, paint, pencils, glue-guns and brushes and create your own works of art in the workshops. It is artists who teach and give assistance in the workshops - whether you come as a party from an institution or as a family.
Tickets can be bought in the Ticket Office in the Hall until 3.45 p.m.
Price per child: 20 DKK
Opening hours: weekends and holidays 10.30 a.m. - 16. 30 p.m.

During the summer holiday week 27-32 open Tuesday - Sunday 10.30 a.m. - 16. 30 p.m.+ [ Read all ]


Children

The Children's Museum of Art
In The Children's Museum of Art there are exhibitions at children's eye-level, taking their starting point in the world of children. With art as the point of departure, the whole family can investigate exciting themes together and experience wonderful new worlds. Go exploring the exhibitions and visit the workshops and create your own works of art.

More info http://www.smk.dk/smk.nsf/docs/2b89cdc33a9fea42412572c2003daeb6


Students

Research

As the only art museum coming under the provisions of the Act on Research at Archives, Libraries, Museums etc. Statens Museum for Kunst naturally takes up a central position in Danish art-historical research.All research at Statens Museum for Kunst must have the collections as its starting point or be connected with the works or activities of the museum. Research within Danish art should take into account the degree to which individual projects may show Danish art in an international perspective and focus on less obvious, but important aspects of Danish art history.

Research projects should be made visible to the visitors through publications, exhibitions, new displays or acquisitions.


Membership

SMK Season Pass
A season pass (12 months) gives free admission to the Museum's special exhibitions, 10 % discount on Museum publications in the bookshop and 10 % discount on meals in the café for two people.

An SMK season pass costs 150 DKK
Young people under 25, students and pensioners: 110 DKK


Venue hire

Rent our premises
Stage your function in artistic settings.
Statens Museum for Kunst offers a unique and attractive setting for your next function, centrally situated in Copenhagen in the centre of a world of art dating from the 14th century and to the present day.

From 100 to 1600 Guests
The Museum can accommodate parties of any size, and we are happy to arrange the details of your next function; with a menu, music and a guided tour suited precisely to your individual requirements.

Contact
Please feel free to ask our Coordinator of Events for more details, advice or viewing of the facilities when planning your next function.

For more information click here:
http://www.smk.dk/smk.nsf/docs/1c7e060e59cb112dc12569b1003a65d5