Sorø Kunstmuseum is a local museum with national importance and international references.
Since the museum opened in 1943 the aim of the museum has been bringing the best of Danish art to the local and regional population. In the 1990 the collection started to include international contemporary art. The museum now presides over a considerable collection of 2200 art works from 1700 to the present day contemporary art – including a special collection of medieval art, Russian art 1870-1930 and Russian icons 1500-1900.
In November 2011, the museum opened with a new extension by the Danish architects Lundgaard & Tranberg. The extension has been awarded with a RIBA European Award (2013) and WAN Award (Innovative Product 2014) for its innovative use of the traditional Danish Tile and way of connecting the old and new part of the museum.
The museum is open for a wide range of exhibitions and activities for its visitors. Conferences, meetings, jazz nights and artist talks are now a regular part of the museum and its exhibition program. Educational programs have always been an important part of Sorø Kunstmuseum and the new workshop facilities have also given inspiration for an extended and new learning program.