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“So many big names, GO if you like contemporary art!”

Arken Museum of Modern Art
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US$65.96*
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Ranked #39 of 394 things to do in Copenhagen
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Reviewed 7 May 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 not heard of, but were fantastic.

Totally worth the time and entrance fee, go! The only slight problem was with the commentary on the art, which gave very little insight into the pieces. With work this good, I'd like to see better curating. Still, very interesting.

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Reviewed 13 April 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

Thank Elena A
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Reviewed 17 March 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 retrospective including paintings, graphics, ecological architecture and philosophy.
Entrance fee is steep at 95 kroner, but if you're looking for bargains, Denmark's not the place to be!

1  Thank nollik
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

It was well worth the train from central Copenhagen and then walk in the biting wind to arrive at Arken Museum. I was thrilled to be there at the time of the Hundertwasser exhibition and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank GlassJan
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

I wondered really how this museum of modern art is so attrachtive to children. What do they do to make parents, schools and kindergarten to come here? The exhibition was really something for the kids and there was a playing ground for them - huge one. Museum is special and art education is taken care there. Of course you can disagree with some artistchoices. Anyhow is was really a good experience.

Thank Päivi R
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