Behind the Façade – Discover the Architecture of the Glyptotek

Special Exhibitions /17.05 - 19.11.2023

What stories lurk in the richly decorated, grand building and behind the façades? How does the architecture contribute to the fact that the Glyptotek is still a very special museum building? And in what way do the building and the collections of antiquities and Danish and French art come together to form an entity?

In 2023, Copenhagen is the World Capital of Architecture. To mark the occasion, the Glyptotek is presenting a special exhibition telling the story of the museum’s buildings, featuring architectural models, photos, drawings, film and sound, and installations showing sections of the structures of the buildings.

The buildings of the Glyptotek are the museum’s greatest work. Like a monument in the very heart of modern Copenhagen, together they create a unique setting for the works of art. Both inside and out, the buildings offer a myriad of stories and experiences, expressed through the various sequences of rooms, proportions, materials, textural qualities and effects of light.


Arkitekturhovedstad 2023 - officiel partner


See the exciting activities and events, the Glyptotek has to offer. Please note, the events in Danish will not be presented here. Go to the Danish version of the homepage to see all events.


Enjoy a delicious lunch at Picnic overlooking the Glyptotek's beautiful Winter Garden.

The Small Salon

Experience a small thematic exhibition about the French artist Paul Gauguin’s residence in Copenhagen.