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Arken Museum of Modern Art

Skovvej 100, Copenhagen 2635, Denmark
43-54-02-22
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Ranked #43 of 207 attractions in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Stockholm, Sweden
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We went to Arken to see the Hundertwasser exhibition. Although the museum looked kind of hard to reach from central Copenhagen, it wasn't that bad – we took the S-Tog to Ishøj and catched the bus, very convenient. Arriving at the museum, we were stunned by the fantastic modern architecture, looking like some kind of strange, white ship stranded on the... More

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Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I am not sure that it is true but so far it has always been sunny when I have visisted Arken! As it is right on the beach this is certainly an advantage! The building is very intresting - and very modern. (It is a bit embarrasingly, but I am so fond of the toilets with their "raw2 design!) I... More

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

5 years ago we visited this site while this museum was under construction. Now that it is finished and has been open for about a year, we returned. The building is meant to resemble a ship (according to a Danish friend it is supposed to be a sinking ship, but that might just be his sense of humor). There is... More

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Dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Very nice modern art museum. Beautiful building next to the beach. Really nice to walk through the museum and then hit the beach on a nice day.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Arken is a fantastic collection of contemporary art, situated in a stunning building. When I arrived, one of the staff took the time to give me an informative introduction to the museum, why it is designed the way it is, and some great in depth information on the exhibits. All the staff I spoke to were knowledgeable and had a... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

A mediocre art meseum, nothing close to wonderful Lousiana. The building is rather odd and seems to rather unconnecte to the lovely near by beach which seems to be a shame.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Short train ride from Copenhagen followed by a walk of about a mile or a bus ride to get there. The gallery is almost on the beach - there are just sand dunes separating you from the sea. The art on display varies but when we went (3 May 2014) there was a collection of Damien Hirst's work, a huge... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

It seemed a little out of the way, you need to get a train and then a bus. BUT MAN was Arken worth it. Tucked away in the rural outskirts of Copenhagen, you can see a Grayson Perry tapestry, an Ai Weiwei work, an Anthony Gormley sculpture, a large collection of Damien Hirst, as well as plenty of pieces I'd... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Check before if you like the temporary exhibition they are having at the moment your are going to go because the rest of the museum is quite poor. They use to have very nice exhibitions though

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Nahariya, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This is our second visit to Arken, a unique museum whose permanent exhibits are devoted to cutting edge modern art. A new excellent feature consists of scattered mounted iPads next to major pieces with the artists speaking of their history and creation- for example Grayson Perry creator of the Walthamstow Tapestry. Until September the Arken is hosting a beautiful Hundertwasser... More

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