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Reykjavik Art Museum a Sight to Behold

Posted: May. 29th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
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Featuring artists like legendary landscape painter Jóhannes S. Kjarval and designed by the rewoned architect Hannes Kr. Davíðsson, 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 Kjarvalsstaðir is one of Rekjavik's finest sights.

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.

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.


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