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Reykjavík Art Museum is a dynamic and progressive scene which gives guests an opportunity to get to know diverse art and gain a deeper understanding of the historic, social, cultural and artistic context of different artworks. Hafnarhús, Kjarvalsstaðir and Ásmundarsafn regularly exhibit works by three of the most famous Icelandic artists; Erró, Kjarval and Ásmundur Sveinsson.
 

 

The museum also offers many different Icelandic and international exhibitions of modern and contemporary art by respected artists. It is also a platform for up-and-coming talents. The exhibitions in Reykjavík Art Museum span all the way from the historic to modern times, from the conventional to the outermost limits of art.

Each exhibition normally lasts for three to four months, new ones are opened at the start of the year, in spring and in autumn. The museum´s artworks are also on show in public buildings and in open areas around the city. Reykjavík Art Museum supervises the city´s art collection, including outdoor art, and possesses many of the best known works of Icelandic artists. The complete collection contains around seventeen thousand artworks.

Many cultural activities take place in the museum, every year over a hundred events are held here, from lectures and seminars to unconventional concerts. Reykjavík Art Museum collaborates with numerous festivals, including Museum Night, Reykjavík Arts Festival, DesignMarch and Cultural Night.

Education is an important part of the museum´s activities. Over thirteen thousand school children visit the museum every year.