Do you collect anything? ARKEN collects art — more specifically contemporary art. Art created in our own time. Art that promotes conversations about life. Art that surprises you, moves you and opens up new worlds. We collect the best Danish and international contemporary art to make it part of our shared cultural heritage, also for future generations.
The collection is a kaleidoscope of artistic expressions and media. If you want to stand under a luminous rainbow, say hello to a flock of horseshoe crabs in the beach park, or explore the worst traumas and conflicts of our time through the beautiful wings of a butterfly, you've come to the right place.
With our permanent collection we also want to shine a spotlight on ethnic diversity and gender representation. Most museum collections have a historical bias when it comes to diversity and gender representation. And this includes ARKEN. However, we are doing our very best to ensure that our collection reflects the society we live in. We're not quite there yet, but we're getting close.
You can always experience parts of our you visit ARKEN.