Photo by Jonas Smith
SMK National Gallery of Denmark
Denmark’s oldest and finest collection of art is housed in a suitably grand building completed in the 1890s with a modern addition added in the 1990s. In many ways it calls to mind New York’s Metropolitan Museum—an imposing but still inviting treasury of extraordinary art that overlooks Østre Anlæg, a public park, in much the same way that the Met gazes out over Central Park. In addition to excellent temporary exhibitions, you’ll find the big names of Nordic art including L.A. Ring, Christen Købke, Carl Bloch and Vilhelm Hammershoi whose paintings of light streaming into quiet or empty rooms have soared in popularity in recent years.
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Sølvgade 48-50, 1307 København, Denmark
+45 33 74 84 94
Tue, Thur - Sun 11am - 5pm
Wed 11am - 8pm