Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg

Kunsten – the Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg – has recently been renovated, leaving the architectural gem with a new look when it reopened in 2016. The building is in a league of its own internationally, and it was designed by the world famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto in collaboration with Elissa Aalto and Jean-Jacques Baruël.

Kunsten opened in 1972, but after the renovation it looks as if it was built just yesterday. The thorough renovation brought along a new gallery, new classrooms, a new café and shop, and a new large terrace. In addition, 317 tons of marble have been replaced, both on the inside and on the outside of the museum. This means that both locals and tourists flock to the museum in Aalborg to go on an adventure in the incredible building and to see the unique collection of both modern and contemporary art. A system of moveable walls makes it possible to adjust the size and appearance of the galleries depending on the requirements of the specific exhibition. In addition, the museum is famous for allowing natural light into the building trough unique parabola-shaped skylight constructions.

A high-quality holistic experience is a guarantee at Kunsten, whether you visit the galleries, the shop or the café, and there is every reason to look forward to a visit to Kunsten.



Aalborg is Denmark's fourth largest city with a population of over 200,000 residents. In recent years, Aalborg has undergone a change and evolved from being an industrial city, to an oasis of architecture, exciting gastronomy and cozy metropolis.

Aalborg has named two important European sustainability documents: Aalborg Charter from 1994 and Aalborg Commitments from 2004. Aalborg is involved in the Sustainable Cities campaign, led by ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability).

About 50% of the rooms in Aalborg are eco-labeled with the Swan or Green Key.