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ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum
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last update on Mar 6, 2023
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The panorama rainbow on the roof of the museum
© Olafur Eliasson The panorama rainbow on the roof of the museum

The ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseumis one of the biggest art museums in Europe. Located in the heart of the city Aarhus, art lovers can enjoy the works of Danish and international artists. The extensive collection includes 1100 paintings, 400 sculptures and installations, 200 art videos and over 7000 drawings, photos and graphics.

The Galleries

On an area of 1.100 m², the museum houses four major exhibitions as well as the West Gallery with 350 square meters. Every gallery shows a special exhibition of national and international artists such as Bill Viola, Olafur Eliasson,Wim Wenders, Paul McCarthy, Shirin Neshat and Robert Rauschenberg. Alongside these special exhibitions, the galleries offer alternating exhibitions of art works of the museum's own collection. Among these are works from 1770 until today. Included are works of international artists like Tony Oursler, Carsten Höller, Mona Hatoum, Miwa Yanagi and James Turrell. In addition, the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum exhibits light-, video- and installation art.

Your “panorama rainbow“

In May 2011, the “panorama rainbow“ was opened on the museums' roof tops. The unique project was created by Studio Olafur Eliasson Berlin. It offers a round tour with colourful views of the city Aarhus.

The building

Since its founding in 1859, the Aarhus Kunstmuseum has been housed in four different buildings. The ARoS museum building now impresses not only with outstanding art works, it impresses also with its unique architecture. The building was designed by architects of the company Schmidt Hammer Lassen. The 17.700 m² tall, cube shaped construction is divided on the inside by a curved 'museum street'. The inside of the building offers you ever-changing perspectives.

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How to get there

The modern architecture of the museum building inspires its visitors
© Adam Mørk The modern architecture of the museum building inspires its visitors

By car

If you are on the circular road 01, which goes around the city centre of Aarhus, turn onto the Viborgvej or the Silkeborgvej. Both lead you to the Thorvaldsensgade, which ends in the Vester Alle. This brings you directly to the museum. You can park your car in the ARoS Allé near the museum. An hourly rate applies for parking. A further possibility to park your car is near the Scandinavian Centre. Handicapped people can park directly in front of the main entrance of the museum.

By public transport

Traveling to Aarhus by train is also a possibility. The station lies within 10 minutes walking distance from the museum. The bus station is only 10 minutes by foot as well, but various bus lines stop in the streets surrounding the museum.


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