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Arken Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen
(4/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Arken Museum of Modern Art features works of modern and contemporary artists, including eight works of the controversial British artist Damien Hirst. See some of Hirst's most famous works: a dead cow immersed in formaldehyde, a diamond skull, and dead butterflies glued to a canvas. The museum has collected around 400 post-war contemporary art pieces by artists such as Olafur Eliasson, Shirin Neshat, and Wolfgang Tillmans. The building itself is a work of art that takes the distinctive form of a ship stranded on the shore only few meters from the sea. Sit in the museum cafe, which hangs from the side of the building like a giant lifeboat. You can also stroll along the long sandy beach here. Use our Copenhagen travel itinerary planner to add Arken Museum of Modern Art and other attractions to your Copenhagen vacation plans.
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  • It is in a village called Ishøj 30 minutes by train from Copenhagen. Well worth the visit to the Museum, the architecture of the place simulates a boat, it is surrounded by water and nature. They have a permanent exhibition and other storms. Which have until the 9 of January of Gerda Wegener is fascinating and a chance only to see together the work of this painter avant-garde Danish. The Museum has cafeteria to a price reasonable and store of memories.
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  • It is several years since we last visited the ARK. It may come as a surprise that there is not a reasonable coating on car parks. I have it bad with having to lug mud and mud onto my footwear after the walk from the car to the entrance. The Ark can not be familiar. The edifice is still just as impressive, as I remember it from previous visits. But works of art? And the artists? I think that several of the artists might have a diagnosis? And that there is absolutely nothing wrong in! Previously stated, inter alia, ADD, ADHD, etc., On present-day Danish it is Asberger apparently only ASD (autism spectrum disorders), which can be used. Asger Jorn's "flip" in a cottage at the Birch (Gallery) was a special experience. Martin Bigum was a disappointment.
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  • great place with changing exhibitions, beautiful art super atmosphere. Was especially delighted Bjørn Wiinblad exhibition. Eating Nice in the restaurant at 1sal.
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  • Nice location with a lot of danish art. It was not the most interesting museum I have ever seen but few pieces were really amazing. Also there are some larger pieces placed freely around the museum. If you have some extra time on your way to/from ferry, it is good to stop by. At least you'll see something unusual.
  • It has been a few years since I have been here but it was an amazing experience - the location is stunning , the architecture of the building is wonderful and the art was amazing - I recommend you take the train from Copenhagen and enjoy the experience.
  • Grim udsigt. Grimt byggeri. Grimme adgangsforhold. Gode udstillinger. Go cafe.
  • Arken a fantastic place in the sunset
  • Great building, plenty of room for the exhibition, great food! Perfect package