Did you know that ARKEN is Denmark's largest museum of contemporary art? At the museum, you can experience world-class art. Art created in our time and that is about you, the life you live, and the communities and society you are part of. About life and death, about dreams, love and crises, about nature, technology and people.
ARKEN is an international museum with a unique national mission and with strong local roots in the Vestegnen region west of Copenhagen. Surrounded by the sea, dunes and the beautiful Ishøj Beach Park, we host exhibitions, collect contemporary art, build communities through art dissemination, conduct research, and provide inspiring experiences of both art and nature. For you, your family and your friends.
We can do all this thanks to a grant from the Danish state for operation and development of the museum. We also receive grants and donations from generous foundations and sponsors. ARKEN is a self-governing institution with a board of trustees as the supreme authority, while Director Marie Nipper heads the day-to-day management.