Fabulous buildings - one old, and one ultramodern - with wonderful exhibitions of European art from the 13th century to the present day. Unlike other national galleries I've visited I found the layout easy to follow and appreciated the free maps of each section. What a pity, though, that there isn't a detailed guide in English. Apparently the English version of the 'Highlights' of the Gallery is out of print, and the lady in the bookshop didn't know when there will be a new edition.
For those like me who know very little about Nordic artists (other than Munch!) the Gallery was an eye-opener, and I particularly loved the section on Danish and Nordic art post 1900 - this was art in its broadest sense, not just paintings but also sculptures, videos and other installation art.
As another reviewer has noted, the shop is not really a museum shop such as one would find in The National Gallery (London), the Louvre, the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), etc, but a bookshop that didn't actually appear to be part of the museum. Despite the lack of a full guide, I wished I'd gone in the shop first as they do a DKK 20 booklet covering 22 of the highlights to see in 66 minutes(!) as well as a series of DKK 10 booklets, each covering 11 artworks with a common theme. My visit was much more serendipitous, and probably none the worse for it!
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