Walk Through a Rainbow & See Modern Art at the ARoS Art Museum

December 10, 2018 6 Comments

If you haven’t visited Aarhus, you may have still seen photos of the famous rainbow panorama! The ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum (or ARoS Art Museum) is one of the most interesting museums I’ve been to, and it’s well known for its rainbow you can walk through on the roof. If you’re planning a trip to Aarhus, you can’t miss the rainbow and modern art in the ARoS Art Museum! Plus, it’s the best place to get views of the city 🙂

Walk Through a Rainbow & See Modern Art at the ARoS Art Museum in Aarhus, Denmark

Visiting the ARoS Art Museum

ARoS Art Museum was started in 1859, and the current building was built in 2004. It has 8-10 exhibits and 10 stories, making it one of the biggest museums in northern Europe! The name “ARoS” comes from one of the original names for Aarhus, which dates back to the Viking Age. 

It’s a 10 minute walk from the train station, so it’s an easy place to get to for a day trip to Aarhus. It’s free for children, 18 € for adults, 14 € students and people under 31. It’s open every day of the week with Wednesday being open the latest until 10 p.m.

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

Aarhus architecture

Aarhus architecture

Aarhus architecture

The building across the street is beautiful!

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum Boy statue

Along with the rainbow panoramic, the ARoS Art Museum is known for “Boy.” “Boy” is a statue that’s 4.5 meters high and weighs half a ton, and it’s pretty lifelike! It was made by Ron Mueck in 2000 and purchased by ARoS in 2001.

ARoS has a lot of other modern art exhibits, and I’m not the biggest fan of modern art so I didn’t spend too much time in the exhibits. They’re always rotating through new exhibits, so you should check out their calendar before going to see what they’ll have!

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum Boy statue

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum review

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum rainbow panorama

Since I’m not the biggest fan of modern art, I spent most of the time on the roof! “Your Rainbow Panorama” was made in 2011 by Olafur Eliasson, and it’s 150 meters long and three meters wide and extends across the whole roof. It was really cool to walk through and see the city in different colors!

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum rainbow panorama

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum rainbow panorama

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum rainbow panorama

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum rainbow panorama

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum rainbow panorama

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum rainbow panorama

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum rainbow panorama

Below the rainbow panorama is a large deck, and you can see different views of the city. And you can lounge in the chairs if it’s a sunny day 🙂 It’s a great spot to go to in the summer!

I didn’t get to go, but there is a restaurant on the roof if you have time for a bite! 

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum rainbow panorama

View of Aarhus

View of Aarhus

View of Aarhus

View of Aarhus

View of Aarhus

View of Aarhus

If you’re planning a trip to Aarhus, don’t miss the ARoS Art Museum! You probably need a couple of hours to see all the exhibits, plus lots of time to spend in the rainbow panorama 🙂 

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6 Comments

  1. Reply

    Tonya Moken

    December 17, 2018

    The rainbow walkway looks so cool!

    • Reply

      Julia

      December 17, 2018

      It was such an amazing thing to see!

  2. Reply

    Khrys Oro

    December 14, 2018

    My goodness! This must have been SUCH a gorgeous sight in person. Looks so incredible.

    • Reply

      Julia

      December 15, 2018

      It really was! 🙂

  3. Reply

    Heidi Roland

    December 12, 2018

    The ARoS Art Museum looks amazing! Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos and experience!

    • Reply

      Julia

      December 12, 2018

      It’s definitely worth a visit if you get the chance! 🙂

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