Arken Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen

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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. To visit Arken Museum of Modern Art on your holiday in Copenhagen, and find out what else Copenhagen has to offer, use our Copenhagen online trip itinerary maker .
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  • Worth, banging to find a means to take you to ARKEM (by taxi from Central €50.00). The Museum is great in a very modern architectural structure, served in an excellent way, with carefully chosen works of art (though not of the usual suspects) but mixed with each other in an exemplary fashion. You will find various artistic techniques up to the most modern photographic works, you can admire compositions but especially it comes in a context where art and ambiance is the master ... It's worth going out of the ordinary tourist route to see this fantastic Museum.
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  • You can see the famous works of Hirst, which definitely made this visit worth it. However, the other works weren't that amazing - there were a few good ones, but they weren't anything special.  more »
  • Wilderness is a place that I use much I love to explore the exhibitions. I've seen part differences just exhibitions, but I am just impressed each time. Is the weather good, I clearly recommend a walk in the Park. The Café is worth visiting if you have to have lunch, but otherwise not.
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  • Well I guess I'm not in to modern art. I'm happy for the two free tickets I had. So that it didn't cost me anything.
  • Interesting contemporary art museum, consistent collection and good exhibitions. Great location, on the sea, if you are ready to walk 5 minutes :)
  • Amazing contemporary art museum a few km outside Copenhagen, reachable in about 45 minutes by train/bus. Well worth it. I was there for a breathtaking special exhibit on hyper-realistic statues, but the rest of the collection on display was (mostly) stunning and inventive, too. Interesting building, good cafe (albeit with rather slow service), and a nice bookstore. Great if you have a day to spare.
  • Amazing art museum. The café is great, ate brunch there. The exhibitions were all great, one with hyperrealistic statues being absolutely breathtaking.
  • Nice place, though I feel they could do more with the spaces. Exhibits were good

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