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Arken Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen

(4/5 based on 240+ 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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  • Beautiful and disturbing exhibition. We went through several times and, in particular, turned back to Sam Jinks ' works. Definitely worth a visit.
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  • A short train ride out of Copenhagen and a beautiful walk (or bus ride) from the station in Ishoj takes you to the museum. It is full of interesting and wonderful works of art that fully justify the t...  more »
  • All depends of course on the exhibition -what kind of modern art, You will meet. But have been there a dozen times, and it is always interesting. From a distance the museum looks like a ship stranded ...  more »
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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