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Reykjavik Art Museum a Sight to Behold

Posted: May. 29th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Kjarvalssta­ir
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Featuring artists like legendary landscape painter Jˇhannes S. Kjarval and designed by the rewoned architect Hannes Kr. DavÝ­sson, the three part Reykjavik Art Museum is a long standing cultural site in Reykjavik that must be beheld to truly touch upon the soul of the city. Located in the city's heart, the Kjarvalssta­ir is one of Rekjavik's finest sights.

Reykjavik Art Museum is located in three different buildings, Hafnarh˙s on the waterfront, Kjarvalssta­ir on the Miklat˙n park and the ┴smundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum near Laugardalur.

Kjarvalssta­ir 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 Icelandĺs most beloved landscape painters, Jˇhannes S. Kjarval (1885ľ1972), as well as changing exhibitions that explore various thematic and historical aspects of Icelandic art. Kjarvalssta­ir has a bright and spacious restaurant with a wonderful view of the museum grounds (Miklat˙n). The Kjarvalssta­ir shop offers books and exhibition catalogues in English about Icelandic art, in addition to postcards and art posters.

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