Type: Art & Culture, Art Museums, Cultural Venues, Museums
Den Frie exhibition space is the strange looking building one sees when leaving busy Østerport station; with its Greek-style gold pillars and relief of Pegasus, it looks a little out of place in... Read More
Den Frie exhibition space is the strange looking building one sees when leaving busy Østerport station; with its Greek-style gold pillars and relief of Pegasus, it looks a little out of place in central Copenhagen. Now an important contemporary art space hosting changing solo and group exhibitions, it boasts a long history that started in 1891, when a group of artists that included J.F. Willumsen and Vilhelm Hammershøj teamed up to present censorship-free exhibitions in protest at the jury-led shows of nearby Charlottenborg. This tradition of an open artists' association remains, and the building hosts an open exhibition each year for association members. In November 2014, the art museum unveiled its new extension, including basement exhibition space, cafe and gardens.
- Tue-Wed,: Fri-Sun; Noon-6pm
- Thu: Noon-9pm
- Adult (13+) DKK 60; Senior DKK 40; Student DKK 40; Child (0-12) Free
- Attractions near Cruise Port: "This unusual building hosts interesting and changing exhibitions - closed Mondays."
- Best for Attractions near Cruise Port Because: Den Frie is an important artists' exhibition space historically, and its recent expansion has brought it well up to date.