About the museum

Reykjavík Art Museum is run by the City of Reykjavík. It is the largest art museum in Iceland, housed in three distinct buildings in central Reykjavík: Hafnarhús, Kjarvalsstaðir and Ásmundarsafn. The Museum regularly exhibits works by three of Iceland’s most renowned artists; Erró, Kjarval, and Ásmundur Sveinsson.

In addition, the Museum holds various exhibitions by Icelandic and international artists. The Museum is also a venue for young and promising talents. The Museum’s exhibitions span everything from the historic to our times, and from the traditional to the very peripheries of art.

The Museum’s exhibitions usually run for 3-4 months, with new exhibitions opening in the beginning of the year, in spring, and in autumn. The Museum’s collection is also on display in various official buildings and public spaces all over the city. Reykjavík Art Museum oversees the City’s art collection, such as open-air artwork, and it boasts of many of the most famous works by Icelandic artist, with the total collection counting roughly seventeen thousand works.

The Museum hosts diverse cultural happenings, staging over a hundred events from lectures and seminars to unusual concerts.

Reykjavík Art Museum collaborates with several festivals such as Museum Night, Reykjavik Art Festival, Design March, and Culture Night. Museum Education is a vital part of the Museum, which is visited by over thirteen thousand pupils each year.