About the museum
Founded in 1973, the Reykjavík Art Museum is the largest visual art institution in Iceland. Its mission to present contemporary art in its many manifestations is carried out through diverse programs at the museum’s three venues: Hafnarhus, Kjarvalsstadir, and Asmundarsafn.
The museum is situated at three different locations in the city: Kjarvalsstadir exhibition hall at Miklatún, inaugurated in 1973, where the main emphasis is on paintings and sculpture by well established artists; Hafnarhus, located in downtown Reykjavik, inaugurated in 2000, which serves as the museums institute of contemporary art, where new developments in art are explored; and the Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum and Park at Sigtún, inaugurated in 1991, which is dedicated to the work of the sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson.
In its 3.000 sq. meters of exhibition space, RAM presents over 20 exhibitions annually, varying from large-scale, thematic exhibitions to installations by international artists and projects by emerging Icelandic artists. The exhibitions are intended for the general public and people with general interest in the visual arts. Catalogues or books are published in conjunction with major exhibitions.