An exhibition center given over to promoting contemporary art, Kunstforeningen GL STRAND is located in the center of Copenhagen on Gammel Strand, one of the city’s busiest harbor-side streets. Tucked away in an elegant 1750s townhouse since 1952, the Kunstforeningen was renovated and expanded in 2010 by Danish architectural practice Vilhelm Lauritzen.
As well as hosting up to eight exhibitions per year from up-and-coming Danish talent and international big names (Mario Testino’s celebrity photos featured in 2016) in its light and airy purpose-built galleries, the venue has an arts movie house and stages a packed schedule of talks and lectures. Facilities also include a well-stocked bookshop and a pleasant courtyard café; this is a lovely spot to while away an hour after visiting the museums around Christiansborg Palace.
The center is open Tue, Thur–Sun 11am–5pm, Wed 11am–8pm. Admission for adults is 68 DKK; seniors are 58 DKK; students are 55 DKK; younger than 16 go free. If taking public transportation, take the Metro to Kongens Nytorv or buses 1A, 2A, 6A, 15, 26, or 29.