ARoS Public

ARoS Public

Opening hours


Lev. 3

ARoS Public is for everyone. This is a place where you can explore, discuss and get new perspectives on life through art.

At ARoS Public you can meet working artists in our open studio, take part in discussions in the Salon, watch films in the Auditorium, get creative in the Studios and try three unique digital stations: The Eyetracker, The Portrait Machine and The Recording Booth. You are also welcome to use the Salon whenever you simply want a break, to hold a meeting or need a place to work. ARoS Public is open during regular museum opening hours, and most of the activities are free to museum visitors.  

Digital stations

The three unique digital stations were developed by Local Projects, New York, in close co-operation with ARoS. Each in their own way, the stations encourage active participation – from the quiet contemplation of the Eyetracker to the playful, physical challenges of the Portrait Machine and the intimate, personal conversations in the Recording Booth.

ARoS Atelier

ARoS Atelier is our open studio – a workspace used by a succession of artists who relocate their practice to ARoS for brief or extended periods at a time. The objective of the open studio is to generate greater general understanding of how artistic work is done and to offer a place where museum visitors can meet professional artists.

ARoS Studios

The ARoS Studios comprise two large workshops and a smaller space reserved for groups with special needs. The ARoS Studios are primarily used to conduct classes and workshops for children and adults, and to present student productions. Teaching and homework tutoring is also offered as distance learning. In addition to this, ARoS Studios includes a wardrobe and a lunch room where visiting institutions can enjoy their packed lunches.

Action painting i ARoS Studios

ARoS Salon

The Salon is a space for discussions, workshops, a mid-morning cup of coffee, after-hour meetings, informal events, talks, relaxing and pop-up exhibitions – and at certain times of the day the Salon also acts as a public shared office space.  

ARoS Salon

ARoS Auditorium

ARoS Auditorium

The Auditorium is the setting of the museum’s film club, major lectures, concerts, themed events, conferences and discussions. When no scheduled events are booked, you can watch video works from the ARoS collection as chosen by you.   

Our 10 principles

Read about  our 10 principles in Learning and Interpretation (PDF)

ARoS Public - the first years