National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen

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Containing impressive displays of both foreign and Danish art across the centuries, National Gallery of Denmark will transport you through the major periods of Denmark's art history, ranging from Medieval to Renaissance to contemporary. The gallery is home to more than 9,000 paintings and sculptures, plus 300,000 works of art created on paper. Early exhibits includes works by Titian and Rembrandt. Modern exhibits include works by Picasso and Matisse. Entry is free for the permanent collections of Danish and Nordic art, European art, Danish and international art, and French art. Check the website for more information about the guided tours, workshops, performances, and concerts that also take place here. Lockers and strollers are available at no charge. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Copenhagen holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the National Gallery of Denmark and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Visited to see two temporary exhibitions. One with sculptures by Haegue Yang and the other with drawings by Piranesi. Two very different experiences. The presentation of the sculptures underlined the....  more
    Visited to see two temporary exhibitions. One with sculptures by Haegue Yang and the other with drawings by Piranesi. Two very different experiences. The presentation of the sculptures underlined the....  more »
  • A lot of art! Lovely building and very well laid out. Good cafe on ground floor. Can easily spend couple of hours here. Combine with Natural History Museum / Botanic Gardens for a nice contrast 
    A lot of art! Lovely building and very well laid out. Good cafe on ground floor. Can easily spend couple of hours here. Combine with Natural History Museum / Botanic Gardens for a nice contrast  more »
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  • Very cool and pretty inside, the museum has blended old buildings with new buildings perfectly to an extent that in some cases it's not even noticeable. The art is well laid out and detailed in their descriptions. A great way to kill a couple of hours if you fancy a bit of culture.
  • Wide ranging exhibitions of art, both from the Danish as well as other artists all over the world. Exhibitions are very well put together and flow nicely even if you deviate from the chronological layout they could be followed in. The variety of art (from paintings to sculptures and (hyper) modern performance art) is also splendid and it is always good (if not always nice) to see a museum choose to display art that is very confrontational and can be actually upsetting.

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