ARoS in Aarhus: A colourful Panorama

This summer is all about Scandinavia at the Wilsons. We went back there, again. We love Scandinavia. There are several reasons, one is that we needed to go back to Denmark to to strengthen a bit our hearts and partly because we love to go to Denmark and also to Sweden and meeting our friends. Our trip this time also took us to visit some spots outside the Copenhagen destination. This July we stopped in Aarhus, the second largest city in terms of population and located on the Jutland peninsula. In Aarhus we could not miss a visit to the Museum par excellence: the ARoS with its wonderful coloured Panorama. And here we took a lot of fun photos, some more serious but everything was very cheerful.

With a total of 20,700 square metres distributed on ten storeys, ARoS is one of the largest art museums in Northern Europe. Each year, ARoS has about one million visitors, making it the most frequented art museum in Scandinavia.

ARoS has an ambition to be among the ten most eminent art museums in the world. To achieve this, a different and untraditional strategy will be applied where the museum e.g. will cultivate close links to society/the local community.

Further, ARoS has instituted the ARoS Triennial, held for the first time in 2017; dedicated an entire storey to the innovative gallery ARoS Public, and there are plans to extend the museum to provide additional space to accommodate greater numbers of people and more art.

ARoS features four spacious galleries, an ARoS Focus gallery, and a storey featuring installational art. In each of these galleries, ARoS presents art from either the museum collection or by national and international artists, including e.g. Grayson Perry, Robert Mapplethorpe, Joana Vasconcelos, Bill Viola, Olafur Eliasson, Paul McCarthy, Shirin Neshat, Lucian Freud, and Francis Bacon.

Foto Credits: Mari Balsama Wilson

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