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[…]