Reykjavik Art Museum is located in three different buildings, Hafnarhús on the waterfront, Kjarvalsstaðir on the Miklatún park and the Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum near Laugardalur.
Reykjavik Art Museum: Kjarvalsstaðir
Kjarvalsstaðir is mainly devoted to paintings and sculpture by well established Icelandic and international artists. It offers a permanent exhibition of key works by one of Iceland’s most beloved landscape painters, Jóhannes S. Kjarval (1885–1972), as well as changing exhibitions that explore various thematic and historical aspects of Icelandic art. Kjarvalsstaðir has a bright and spacious restaurant with a wonderful view of the museum grounds (Miklatún). The Kjarvalsstaðir shop offers books and exhibition catalogues in English about Icelandic art, in addition to postcards and art posters.
Kjarvalsstaðir was commissioned in 1966 and christened in 1973, the first building in Iceland specifically designed for visual art exhibitions. The architect is Hannes Kr. Davíðsson. Kjarvalsstaðir features exhibitions from its Kjarval Collection as well as diverse temporary exhibitions. Jóhannes S. Kjarval (1885-1972) holds a special place in Icelandic art history and culture, as one of Iceland’s most beloved artists.
Chef Ari Már Heimisson´s Coffee house at Kjarvalsstaðir, focuses on healthy light courses and coffee at a reasonable price.
The museum shop offers a selection of local and international art books, catalogues and other printed items. Postcards, gift cards and posters with reproductions of art from the collection is also available. Various art and craft objects are on offer, as well as quality castings from selected works by the Icelandic sculptor Asmundur Sveinsson. The shop is open at the same time as the museum.
Guided tours in English are provided at the Reykjavik Art Museum.
Guided tours in foreign languages are available upon request. Information and bookings at tel +354 590 1200 or through email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the visit at the museum
You are kindly requested not to touch the exhibited works of art.
Prams, backpacks, large bags, umbrellas, and the like are not permitted in the exhibition area. Access for people in wheelchairs is very good.
Pram parking – children’s strollers and wheelchair are available in the reception at no charge and cloakroom lockers.
About Jóhannes S. Kjarval
Die Ausstellungshalle Kjarvalstadir am Miklatún legt den Schwerpunkt auf Malerei und Skulptur etablierter Künstler. Das Museum veranstaltet wechselnde Ausstellungen mit Werken in- und ausländischer Künstler. Ausstellungen zum Werk Jóhannes S. Kjarvals (1885–1972), einem der meistgeschätzten Künstler Islands, sind fester Bestandteil in der Arbeit des Museums. Während der Sommermonate geben große Themen-ausstellungen einen Überblick über die Auseinandersetzung isländischer Künstler mit verschiedenen Sujets. Im Museums-gebäude befindet sich eine helle und geräumige Caféteria die einen schönen Ausblick über den anliegenden Miklatún-Park bietet. Im Museums-Shop von Kjarvalssta›ir werden in- und ausländische Kunstliteratur, die Ausstellungskataloge des Museums sowie Postkarten und Plakate mit Kunstmotiven angeboten.