Selected works from ARKEN's Collection are on display, including works by Ai Weiwei, Damien Hirst and Anselm Reyle. Learn more about our exhibitions
ARKEN's collection comprises about 400 works of art.
ARKEN collects Danish, Nordic and international art with special emphasis on contemporary art, i.e. works from 1990 onwards.
There are two unifying principles in the collection: one is art concerned with the existence of modern man, the other focuses on art that via new forms, materials and media explores the very definition of art.
A visit at ARKEN should be an aesthetic, emotional and intellectual challenge. With the collection we wish to show Danish art in a broader context, presenting our guests with an insight into the international art scene. ARKEN wishes the encounter with the museum's collection to provide something to reflect upon, making us understand ourselves and our times better.