2013/12/22

arken | copenhagen

Arken Ishøj Copenhagen © Birgitte Brøndsted

Yesterday we travelled outside Copenhagen to Ishøj where one of the biggest museums for modern art in Copenhagen, Arken, is located.

I had never visited Arken before, so when I read that a big Frida Kahlo exhibition would be on, while I was home for Christmas, I had no doubts: I had to go.

I have been a huge fan of Frida for as long as I can remember. Not so much because of her art, but mainly because of HER. I love female artists who have lived inspiring lives, and Frida - together with ladies such as Anaïs Nin and Karen Blixen - is one of them.

The exhibition was great, exactly what I expected. Lots of paintings and photos (my favorites given the fact that I am mainly into the artist and not the art).

The museum itself is worth a visit because of the architecture. I will avoid to comment on the permanent exhibition as I am not at all into modern art, so I wouldn't have anything nice to say :-)

The museum also has a cafe and a museum shop with lots of great Danish design. It is located right next to the sea and I can only imagine how beautiful it must be to visit the place on a sunny day. We on the other hand went on the darkest and greyest day of the year!

You can get to Arken by train and bus. Take the S-train to Ishøj station. From here bus no. 128 will take you right to the museum. The Frida Kahlo exhibition is on until January 12, so hurry up!

Skovvej 100. Ishøj. T. +45 43540222 www.arken.dk

Ps: Check out my complete Copenhagen city guide as well.

Arken Ishøj Copenhagen © Birgitte Brøndsted

Arken Ishøj Copenhagen © Birgitte Brøndsted

Arken Ishøj Copenhagen © Birgitte Brøndsted

Arken Ishøj Copenhagen © Birgitte Brøndsted
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