Join in the RÚV Art Quiz
In the coming weeks RÚV (national broadcasting) and the Reykjavík Art Museum will be holding the RÚV Art Quiz on the ruv.is website. Participants answer some questions about a work in the Reykjavík Art Museum collection. If you want to have a go at the quiz, you will find all the answers on the Reykjavík Art Museum Collections website: Safneign.listasafnreykjavikur.is.
There is a new work of art every week, and on Monday mornings a winner is drawn from the correct answers live on radio on the programme Virkir morgnar on Rás 2. Winners will receive two Reykjavík Culture Passes, which provide a year’s free entry to major Reykjavík museums/galleries, plus a range of discounts. After ten weeks an overall winner will be drawn from all correct answers: the prize is a work of graphic art by internationally-acclaimed artist Erró.
The site safneign.listasafnreykjavikur.is provides pictures and information on about 9.000 works by Icelandic artists from the early twentieth century until 2013, and a map of Reykjavík provides a guide to works of art in public spaces in the city. Art historians have written informative notes on selected works in the collection.
The safneign.listasafnreykjavikur.is website makes Icelandic art more accessible, and its intention is to promote interest in this important aspect of the national heritage. It also offers a new way of enjoying art and learning about Icelandic art history.
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