Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Kunsthal Charlottenborg presents, as one of the largest spaces for contemporary art in Europe, an ambitious program of exhibitions and events with a strong international focus. Kunsthal Charlottenborg is located in Copenhagen, Nyhavn with Kgs. Nytorv as it’s nearest neighbor.

Charlottemborg’s exhibition program is divided into three seasons every year. Each block/season includes a large group exhibition or a retrospective exhibition, aswell as a medium-sized solo exhibition and a series of events, including talks, performances and video showings. Kunsthal Charlottenborg is the setting for the Spring Exhibition, which is one of the main open, juried exhibitions in Europe, and since 1857 has been one of the highlights of Charlottenborg’s annual program.

The Charlottenborg building was started in 1672 and was named after King Christian V’s widow Charlotte Amalie, who took over the palace after the death of her husband. The building has since been used for many cultural purposes and since the mid-1700’s was closely associated with The Academy of Fine Arts. It was extensively renovated in 2007-08 and changed its name to Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

Kunsthal Charlottenborg and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts merged in September 2012 into one organization on the initiative of the Ministry of Culture. Kunsthal Charlottenborg is now part of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. The building also houses the Danish National Art Library.

Kunsthal Charlottenborg has been a member of the Danish Association of Art Centers since its inception in 1992.


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