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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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  • We ate "Oscar" A very well composed with fisktema. It was a wonderful herring, shrimp, tuna and, not least, a good artichoke soup.
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  • In October I made a quick trip to Copenhagen dedicated to Gerda Wegener and Lili Elbe, the protagonists of the novel and the film they inspired lived between the end of the first half of the ' 800 and 900. If, as a person, I have always admired MtoF transsexual Lili which before us to undergo reassignment surgery courageously, more recently it has been the discovery and admiration for Gerda, in which indeed recognize myself more as a woman. His was an example, revolutionary in its day, independent woman by men, daring, independent and unconventional. In my visit alone at Arken I appreciated the rigour and care with which they retraced the steps of his artistic evolution linked in particular to the movement's Deco, inter alia in a charming as this museum surrounded by water. What I've missed in my opinion, the show generally in the events promoted institutionally who mentioned recently Gerda and Lili, it's hard to point out the condition of exile and marginalization that they, as LGBT people, have had to endure, even in Copenhagen provincial of the early decades of the twentieth century. Were not only artist (Einar for Lili), but also people out there who have paid a very high price for their courage, though they were lives like theirs to have encouraged the long March of realization of rights for LGBT people. It would be so nice that Gerda, dead sick, poor and alone in Frederiksberg may have a grave marked with whom remember it, but this isn't it. I went to Solbjerg Kirkegard, frustrated with this hope that I had put in the Bill, after a long hike for Vesterbrogade and then the Roskildevej. Shortly after Frederiksberg Have located this cemetery, discreet though great, wonderful autumnal light of the morning I visited, when some sunshine showed off in the clouds. Like that more famous than Assistans also curate Park Cemetery Solbjerg fine and it was an enchanting walk about although I haven't reached my goal. I leave it to others who like me love the figure of Gerda, and having more free time and skills to raise awareness of the administration of the cemetery, the task of getting to ensure that his grave is reported. I'd be sad that the lights of the Arken does not remain a visible trace of her apart from the places where he lived. Remain in any case, even with these shortcomings, the experience of a trip and view beautiful, and I hope that many others will do before the exhibition closes in three months. P.s. If published, you could put the signature as Lisa C (which I would have loved to put in my first review dedicated to driving Miss Elena). Thanks, Lisa C.
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  • This review is solely about maintenance. At that time the good Robert sat in the Loft at the school of architecture in Aarhus and subscribed the Ark was the vision store and they were filled out in full, but but. Then falling chain of, I have never understood public builders as victims million on buildings and then let them fall. The party is over the Champagne is drunk good fine talk is told. Come on in and rode what was can. There is only one to pay for the taxpayer. I hope when a day comes again faced Museum again as it should, like a ship with white sails that is gone because. Why wait.
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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