In 2017, The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle hosts the portrait competition The Carlsberg Foundation's Portrait Award. It is the sixth time, that the award will be presented to an artist who has given portraiture an artistic treatment of issues surrounding the identity and personas of real people, irrespective of whether that interpretation takes the form of a painting, a sculpture, a video, an installation or a work of sonic art.
In 2017, Nordic artists and artists from China have participated in the competition. The participation of Chinese artists is handled in collaboration with Prince Gong's Palace Museum, Beijing. Read more here. 

The exhibition PORTRAIT NOW! 2017 will display a selection of the best portraits from the competition.

PORTRAIT NOW! 2017 is open from May 11 - July 30.