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Kjarvalsstaðir

Kjarvalsstaðir houses the works of one of Iceland’s most influential and recognised artists, Jóhannes S. Kjarval. The exhibitions at Kjarvalsstaðir focus primarily on paintings and sculptures of the established masters of modern art. The building is a fine example of Nordic modernism, it features floor-to ceiling windows that look onto the beautiful Klambratún Park.

One can take in the view while enjoying a drink or a snack at the Museum´s Café. The Museum´s Café is open from 10.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. There is also a Museum Store in the lobby and a lovely family-activity space, the Idea Lab. Experience Icelandic art and enjoy your stay at Kjarvalsstaðir.

Exhibitions at Kjarvalsstaðir

Louisa Matthíasdóttir, Thingvellir Lake, 1989, oil on canvas, 67x90 cm.
30.04.2017 -17.09.2017
Jóhannes S. Kjarval

Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval (1885–1972) has a unique place in Icelandic cultural history, as one of the nation's most beloved artists of all time. He was a legend in his own lifetime, and in the eyes of many he was the archetypal romantic bohemian artist.

Jóhannes S. Kjarval, Krítík, 1946

Kjarval donated some of his works and personal effects to the city of Reykjavík in 1968. The gift comprised mainly drawings and sketches. A part of his gift was exhibited for the first time at the opening of the Kjarvalsstaðir gallery in 1973.