A visit at ARKEN should add a new perspective to the visitor’s life, making the individual wiser about himself and therefore life.
ARKEN's mission statement
ARKEN must be an international museum with strong regional moorings.
ARKEN must present the finest Danish and international art.
A museum of art is part of society's educational project for its citizens, as schools and universities are. The task of the art museum is to communicate research-based information about the interpretations of life that are found in art.
Communication of the insights found in art contribute towards stimulating the individual citizen’s cultural identity and independent participation in democratic development. Therefore ARKEN addresses all walks of life
A visit at ARKEN should be an intellectual, aesthetic and emotional challenge, based on quality, insight and application.
ARKEN must form an active part of, and thus put its stamp on the cultural development nationally, as well as internationally. ARKEN must influence the cultural development to the benefit of the nation's citizens.