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Art Museums and art spaces

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The Copenhagen art scene has always been challenging boundaries and ideas. Artists from all over the world are exhibited in Copenhagen, and it's an exciting universe to dive into. Whether you're into contemporary art, ancient sculptures, or classic paintings, you're sure to be captivated.

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Thorvaldsens Museum
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Thorvaldsens Museum

A celebration of the life and work of Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen.

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Nikolaj Kunsthal
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Nikolaj Kunsthal

Don't be fooled. It's not a church: it's a modern art gallery in disguise.

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Glyptoteket
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Glyptoteket

Art and sculpture museum in central Copenhagen with a glorious winter garden.

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Cisternerne
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Cisternerne

Buried deep beneath Søndermarken's green grass is a massive underground world holding the city's most unique art space.

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The Hirschsprung Collection
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The Hirschsprung Collection

This glorious gallery showcases Danish art from the 19th and early 20th century, including the best of the Danish Golden Age.

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SMK - The National Gallery of Denmark
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SMK - The National Gallery of Denmark

Denmark's largest art gallery, SMK has an outstanding collection of Danish and international art.

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The David Collection
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The David Collection

The David Collection in Copenhagen is the largest collection of Islamic art in Scandinavia.

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Kunsthal Charlottenborg
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Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Enjoy international contemporary art in a former palace.

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Copenhagen Contemporary
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Copenhagen Contemporary

International contemporary art center showing installation art from world stars and emerging talent.

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Ordrupgaard Museum
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Ordrupgaard Museum

Ordrupgaard is a state-owned art museum close to Dyrehaven and Jægersborg in Greater Copenhagen. The museum is known for its large collection of French and Danish pieces from the 19th and 20th centuri...

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Kunstforeningen GL STRAND
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Kunstforeningen GL STRAND

Modern art gallery with a focus on young artists.

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The Royal Cast Collection
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The Royal Cast Collection

Explore thousands of plaster sculptures at the Royal Cast Collection

Originally storage room for sugar and rum, the warehouse by the harbour at Toldbodgade, now holds the Royal Cast Collection with o...

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Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art
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Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art

This beautiful wooden building is of the oldest venues for contemporary art in Denmark.

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Overgaden - Institute for Contemporary Art
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Overgaden - Institute for Contemporary Art

Established in 1986 by a group of local artists, Overgaden has for more than two decades been among the leading non-profit exhibition spaces for contemporary art in Copenhagen.

Situated by a canal in ...

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