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SMK - The National Gallery of Denmark

Denmark's largest art gallery, SMK has an outstanding collection of Danish and international art.

The National Gallery of Denmark (Statens Museum for Kunst) features Danish and international art from the past seven centuries. 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. It's a place to enjoy the grand masters of art history along with cutting-edge contemporary artists and the rising stars of the art scene. 

The SMK is especially famous for its beautiful collection of Danish Golden Age art, the country’s most comprehensive collection of Danish contemporary art. It also has one of the world’s best Matisse collections. 

More than an art gallery

Along with the art and special exhibitions hosted by SMK, visitors can also get guided tours, attend performances, art talks, concerts, workshops, and much more.

In addition to being an art museum, SMK is also an authorized tourist information point with multilingual and friendly staff ready to help you make the most of your Copenhagen stay. 

SMK also has a cafe, Kafeteria, where you can take a break from the exhibitions and enjoy your breakfast or lunch or maybe just a coffee or a glass of wine. The cafe’s interior was designed by the internationally-renowned artist Danh Vo, who has combined classic Danish furniture with modern design from Italy and Japan. The cafe has its own bakery and is especially known for its delicious homemade cakes.  

SMK is located just off of Copenhagen's Nørreport station.