The exhibition building
The Danish Poster Museum shows its exhibitions in a building in the modern 1974 quarter of Den Gamle By. When you have bought a ticket to Den Gamle By, it includes free admission to the Poster Museum.
The exhibition building was opened on 31 October 2009. It was specially designed by C.F. Møllers Tegnestue to exhibit posters in the best possible way. The Poster Museum has two storeys, and comprises 360 m2 altogether.
On the upper floor of the Poster Museum, classical Danish posters from the last 100 years are shown in an exhibition entitled The Joy of Recognition. The exhibition includes 100 posters with some of the best known and best loved motifs, which people feel they have always known, by some of Denmark’s leading poster artists. This is a permanent exhibition, and a fixed section of the exhibition area in the Poster Museum. There are exceptions to every rule, however. On rare occasions, we may decide to take down part or all of The Joy of Recognition for a few months to make space for a special exhibition.
Special exhibitions are shown on the ground floor of the Poster Museum. As a rule, an exhibition will be on show for a period of four to seven months. We alternate between Danish posters and posters from other countries, and they range between all possible topics and subject areas. We have shown exhibitions, for instance, about the artist commune Drakabygget, Aarhus Festival Week posters, Danish election posters, Punk posters, and many others.
The website advertises in the What’s on section which special exhibition is currently being shown, and which are planned to follow. This section also notifies when The Joy of Recognition temporarily is taken down.