SMK - The National Gallery of Denmark

SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark

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 grand masters 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.


Special Exhibitions:

Baroque - Out of Darkness: 27.5.23-5.11.23

Welcome to a world of drama and draperies, theater and the Thirty Years’ War, sensuality and strong emotions! For the first time ever, SMK is presenting a major exhibition on art in the Baroque era.

In a theatrical exhibition with draped curtains and Baroque music, we invite you on a journey back to 17th century Europe. Here, you can experience artists such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Peter Paul Rubens, and Margareta Haverman as we unfold the story of a time marked by alchemy, faith and superstition, witch hunts, war, capitalism, and climate challenges.

Opening Hours

01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023:
Monday: closed
Tuesday: 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 20:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 18:00
Friday: 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00


Sølvgade 48-50

1307 København K