SMK - The National Gallery of Denmark
Take a walk in the past
SMK - The National Gallery of Denmark (Statens Museum for Kunst) is Denmark’s largest art museum, featuring outstanding collections of Danish and international art from the past seven centuries. SMK is located just off of Copenhagen's Nørreport station. Here you can experience special exhibitions, the royal collections, guided tours, performances, art talks, concerts, workshops, and much more.
At the SMK you can enjoy the grandmasters of art history along with cutting-edge contemporary artists and the rising stars of the art scene. No other museum in Denmark shows such a rich and varied selection of art – from the European classics of the Renaissance to the overwhelming diversity of modern and contemporary art. Here you will find gems by artists such as Mantegna, Nolde, Anna Ancher, Derain, Rubens, Matisse, Hammershøi, Munch, Abramovic, Danh Vo and Elmgreen & Dragset.
The SMK is especially famous for its beautiful collection of Danish Golden Age art, the country’s most comprehensive collection of Danish contemporary art – and one of the world’s best Matisse collections. See it all, or just what you feel like. Spend five hours or five minutes.
Combine food with art at Cafeteria
Kaferieria is SMK’s new cafe, where you can take a break from the exhibitions and enjoy your breakfast or lunch or maybe just a coffee or a glass of wine. The cafe’s interior is designed by the internationally renowned artist Danh Vo, who has combined classic Danish furniture with cool designs from Italy and Japan. The cafe has its own bakery and is especially known for its delicious homemade cakes.
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