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Arken Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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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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  • An array of exhibitions beautifully displayed in this large modern museum. Something for all types of art lovers. Saw Damien Hirst for the first time and we were pleasantly surprised. Not packed with ...  read more »
  • Super museum that can easily compete with the State and Louisiane mm. Location is stunningly beautiful.
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  • After seeing ' The Danish girl ', we had been looking forward to seeing Gerda Wegener exhibition. We were not disappointed, which was exhibited a wide range of Gerda's work, ranging from small promotional drawings for the large painting of dancer Ulla P, known from the movie. There were several other exhibitions, which we also enjoyed, among other things, an exhibition of modern African tapestries. The Museum is beautifully situated next to the water and is surrounded by several intriguing works of art.
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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.
  • Great building, plenty of room for the exhibition, great food! Perfect package
  • A stunning museum outside the Copenhagen city center. The museum, although is on an empty field by the beach and may not look like much at first sight, has a captivating set of exhibits that went far beyond my expectations. However, it does take a while to get to the museum and back if you are staying in the city, so I’m not sure I would recommend it to visitors who aren’t staying for very long.
  • Amazing art museun
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