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Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg

Kong Christians Alle 50, Aalborg 9000, Denmark
+45 99 82 41 00
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Exellent collection

Until recently I thought that I was more for traditional arts, but this modern art museum has... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Perchrj
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Oslo, Norway
Fine museum and good food restuarant

Was there for a guided tour of the museum and had a brunch at the restaurant. Fine food and good... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Claus G
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Strandby, Denmark
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Kunsten is a living art museum allowing space for immersion, wonder and fascination. The museum houses a unique collection comprising over 4000 works of art, mostly post-1900, by Danish and foreign artists. The exhibition area consists of five galleries providing visitors with ample opportunity to experience the permanent collection as well as a number of special exhibitions. Kunsten also hosts a variety of events including lectures, film screenings, concerts, family workshops, guided tours, and other activities suitable for all age groups. The museum building, completed in 1972, is an attraction in its own right. Designed by the world-famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, assisted by Elissa Aalto and Jean-Jacques Baruel, it is the only museum building outside Finland designed by Aalto. The museum is built of striking white marble, a style that is continued inside with stunning marble flooring and copper lamps, also designed by Aalto.
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Kong Christians Alle 50, Aalborg 9000, Denmark
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Until recently I thought that I was more for traditional arts, but this modern art museum has contributed to opening my eyes to the possibilities of non-traditional media for expression. I have been here twice the last few months, and enjoyed both the items on...More

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MathiesBrinkmann, Public Relations Manager at Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the great review, Perchrj. We're happy to have been able to change your perception towards the modern art museum :) Kind regards, Mathies/Kunsten.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Was there for a guided tour of the museum and had a brunch at the restaurant. Fine food and good service.

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MathiesBrinkmann, Public Relations Manager at Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Dear Claus, thanks for the great review. I'm glad you had a good time both during the guided tour and in Café Aalto. Kind regards, Mathies.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Me and the wife visited this art museum in Aalborg. The Kunsten Museum houses a unique collection comprising over 4000 works of art, mostly post-1900, by Danish and foreign artists. The exhibition area consists of five galleries providing visitors with ample opportunities to experience some...More

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MathiesBrinkmann, PR-chef at Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Michael, thanks for the review and great feedback. Hope to see you another time here at Kunsten. Kind regards, Mathies/Kunsten.

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

It provides a great collection of Danish painters and some real surprises. The resturant is stunning, highlight was the brunch and lots of activities for children too.

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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

2 great exhibitions (November 2017) 1) Mirror, mirror on the wall and 2) Vilhelm Lundstrøm and the Epitome of Good taste. Plus the permanent collection. A real celebration for the soul. We spend 2 hours enjoying the whole. Other than that, a beautiful building very...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

A great contemporary art gallery with changing exhibitions and in an interesting building. The restaurant seemed very nice but a little outside our budget.

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MathiesKunsten, PR-chef at Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thanks for the review and kind words, blbttl74 :)

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Reviewed 22 May 2017

A small very clean museum with nice paintings. Everything to see was awesome. Did not need anymore to fill my heart's content. A must for those who visit Aalborg.

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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

The building itself must be considered one of the masterpieces of famed Finnish architect Alvar Aalto and has been undergoing restoration recent years (not completely done). The museum has a world class collection of "Cobra" art and a decent collection of modern and contemporary danish...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

The building itself turns my head every time I go by. All white and glass with clean, modern lines, the Kunsten museum is a work of art from the outside in. It reminds me very much of a kids science museum...where you get to immerse...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The museum of modern art just outside the centre of aalborg, is an excellent opportunity to see both old and new art. It is easy to combine it to what the young people are learning in school which makes it more "hands on". I don't...More

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