11 Feb 2017 – 11 Feb 2022
ARoS Aarhus Art Museum
With a total of 20,700 square metres distributed on ten storeys, ARoS is one of the largest art museums in Northern Europe.
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.
The world-famous Danish-Icelandic artist, Olafur Eliasson, has created Your rainbow panorama and it was official opened in May 2011 on top of ARoS.
Your rainbow panorama is a permanent work of art consisting of a circular, 150-metre-long and three metre-wide circular walkway in glass in all the colours of the spectrum. Mounted on slender columns 3.5 metres above the roof and with a diameter of 52 metres, this spectacular creation extends from one edge to the other of the facade of the cubic museum building.
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.