Lecture: Mobility Creates Masters – Understanding Artists’ Mobility and Early Modern Trade in Artists’ Materials

Speaker: Jørgen Wadum, Director, Centre for Art Technological Studies and Conservation (CATS) Mobility Creates Masters (MoCMa) is a research network aimed at sharing knowledge, experience and observations on the mobility of artists and their materials in order to understand the development of colored ground layers in paintings 1550-1700. In doing so MoCMa will strengthen the exchange of theoretical[…]

“Nordic Impressions” at Phillips Collection, Washington DC

Several art works from Statens Museum for Kunst is part of the exhibition “Nordic Impressions” at the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, opening on October 13th, 2018. “Nordic Impressions” is a major survey of Nordic art spanning nearly 200 years and presenting 53 artists from Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, as well as the self-governing islands[…]

Special Tour of the Danh Vo Exhibition – Take My Breath Away

Friends of AFSMK are invited to join us for a special tour of the Danh Vo exhibition at Statens Museum for Kunst. The Danish-Vietnamese artist Danh Vo is one of Denmark’s most internationally acclaimed contemporary artists. In the retrospective exhibition Take My Breath Away, produced in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Danh Vo[…]

Tow with the Flow – Performance by artist Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen

New York AFSMK Patrons are invited to a performance by artist Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, who has created an artwork for the Global Goals, entitled Tow with the Flow (2018). Taking the form of a sculptural performance, the work sheds a critical light on the Western World’s overconsumption, with a focus on the textile industry. The performance[…]

The director’s personal exhibition

The SMK’s exhibition Closer – Intimacies in art was curated by SMK’s director Mikkel Bogh. Here, he invited you to explore private and intimate aspects of art. Today we welcomed the first visitors to the exhibition Closer – Intimacies in art, which explores and reveals how depictions of intimacy have changed and evolved from 1730[…]

Artist Jesper Just

Artist Talk: Jesper Just & Marianne Torp

Contemporary Danish artist Jesper Just discussed his newest work—a combination of video, performance, and installation created in collaboration with Danish artist FOS and commissioned by Performa 2015—and his artistic inspirations with Marianne Torp, curator at The National Gallery of Denmark.

A Classical Concert tailored to Hammershøj

The American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) performed in light of the enigmatic qualities of Vilhelm Hammershøj. There is a special Nordic melancholy in Hammershøi’s paintings. A loneliness and abandonment is present. It is as if we somehow break into another person’s life and existence.  At this concert, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) performed pieces from the[…]


Hammershøi: Exhibition in NYC, Toronto and Seattle

When: 16 July-25 September (Frye Art Museum, Seattle) Born in Copenhagen in 1864, Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi’s exquisite yet puzzling artworks have long captivated scholars and critics. In the exhibition, Painting Tranquility, Masterworks by Vilhelm Hammershøi will be presented by SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark that will show 24 masterpieces. The exhibition features[…]