COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Denmark's largest art museum will reopen
Nov. 5 after a major expansion.
Closed for 18 months, the 100-year-old Statens Museum for Kunst
will double its size with a new building of 20th century art.
A glass-covered arcade, filled with the museum's sculpture
collection, will connect the original red-brick building to a
two-story limestone addition.
Floor-to-ceiling windows on the addition's first level will
overlook Kongens Have park.
"The idea is big rooms, open spaces," Allis Helleland, the
museum's director, said.
The project is adding a restaurant with a view of the park, a
bookshop and a Children's Art Museum. It also is restoring the
original building, which houses art from the 14th to 20th
The museum will host a Matisse exhibition from Jan. 22 through