About ARoS

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 more than 500.000 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.

ARoS´ Vision

WE BELIEVE IN:

  • Through our activities we open up for experience, insight and reflection

THE GOAL:

  • To become one of the world's leading art museums

WE WILL APPEAR WITH:

  • Appeal, relevance and integrity

THE 5 OBLIGATIONS OF ARoS:

  • Game changer
  • Evolving
  • Professional authority
  • Quality-oriented
  • Sustainable and Green
ARoS is the main art museum in Aarhus and a unique international art museum for young as old.  ARoS has been awarded two Michelin stars in Michelin's tourism guide.