ARKEN is built on a foundation of local commitment, which was strong long before the buildings were completed. The citizens of Ishøj and the Vestegnen have supported their new art museum from the very beginning — and this support remains important for ARKEN.
The Vestegnen region, west of Copenhagen, doesn't have many major art museums. And it's important that you find the museum a nice place to visit — whether you're a child, teenager or adult. For each exhibition there are workshops open to children accompanied by an adult — and the young at heart are also welcome to stop by and play. These workshops are also a great way to learn about the current exhibition and digest the experiences you have just had together.