Denmark is home to some remarkable museums and our favorite is ARoS in Aarhus:
If you are interested in modern and contemporary art – Danish and international, this is the place to be in Denmark!
When you arrive at the museum, this is what it looks like:
The massive circular object on top of the building is actually a work of art! It’s called Your Rainbow Panorama and was constructed by Icelandic – Danish artist Olafur Eliasson. It’s accessible both by staircase and elevator. When you arrive at the roof, you can admire some magnificent views of the city.
Yes, it’s challenging for people suffering from vertigo, but believe me, it’s worth it!
Once you are in the artwork itself, it’s a very overwhelming experience. You are immersed in the different colors, and you feel as if you are part of the cityscape.
If you are an art lover, and you love to take your time in a museum, you can easily spend half a day in ARoS, if not more. By the way, if you love installation art, be sure to check out the lowest floor and Bill Viola’s Five Angels for the Millennium (my favorite work of art ever). The museum has a very informative (and beautiful!) website. Have a look at if before your visit. Currently, ARoS is open again.
Aarhus is a perfect destination for a city break. This website will give you more than enough ideas!
Interested in Olafur Eliasson? Find more information here!
What about you? Are you interested in (contemporary) art? Do you like to visit museums? Is this a kind of museum you would like to visit? Let us know in the comments!
See you next week with more interesting posts!