Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Kunsthal Charlottenborg ("Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall") in Copenhagen is the official exhibition gallery of the Royal Danish Academy of Art. The palatial residence was constructed in 1672–83 for Ulrik Frederik Gyldenløve, in the Baroque architectural idiom shared by Holland, England and Denmark. The structure contains an extensive library of the fine arts.


The dowager queen Charlotte Amalie bought the palace in 1700, and her name has remained with it ever since. The corps de logis was rebuilt facing Kongens Nytorv in 1827 by C.F. Hansen, and contains the Academy's Festhall and Antiksalen. The Charlottenborg has become famous for its open spring exhibition, to which anyone may submit work, which is vetted by a jury before a selection is shown. The fall exhibition, Efterårsudstilling, is by invitation.

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