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Reykjavík Art Museum is the largest art museum in Iceland, housed in three distinct buildings in central Reykjavik – Hafnarhús, Kjarvalsstaðir, and Ásmundarsafn.

Ásmundur Sveinsson: Artistic Inclination

The Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum is dedicated to the works of the sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson (1893-1982). The collection in the Museum contains works that span the whole career of the artist and clearly show how his artistic vision developed throughout his life. Among the oldest are sculptures that he created as a student at the Sate Academy in Sweden; later came the grand masterpieces that sing the praise of the Icelandic common people, folktales and nature, and finally the collections has a number of abstract works, that the artist created in the last decades of his life.

Ásmundur Sveinsson was one of the pioneers of Icelandic sculpture and was first and foremost inspired by nature and literature, as well as by the working people itself. His massive, powerful and sometimes provocative works are akin to the wondrous formations that can be seen in Icelandic nature. But although the visual material Sveinsson used was Icelandic in origin, he nonetheless adopted the main currents in international art as if nothing was closer to his heart.

Curator: Yean Fee Quay,

The Museum regularly exhibits works by three of Iceland’s most renowned artists; Erró, Kjarval, and Ásmundur Sveinsson. In addition, the Museum holds various exhibitions by Icelandic and international artists. The Museum is also a venue for young and promising talents.

The Museum’s exhibitions span everything from the historic to our times, and from the traditional to the very peripheries of art. The Museum’s exhibitions usually run for 3-4 months, with new exhibitions opening in the beginning of the year, in spring, and in autumn. The Museum’s collection is also on display in various official buildings and public spaces all over the city.

Reykjavík Art Museum oversees the City’s art collection, such as open-air artwork, and it boasts of many of the most famous works by Icelandic artist, with the total collection counting roughly seventeen thousand works. The Museum hosts diverse cultural happenings, staging over a hundred events from lectures and seminars to unusual concerts.

Reykjavík Art Museum collaborates with several festivals such as Museum Night, Reykjavik Art Festival, Design March, and Culture Night. Museum Education is a vital part of the Museum, which is visited by over thirteen thousand pupils each year.

fonte: @edisonmariotti @edisonmariotti
The Museum’s main office is located in Hafnarhús and is open weekdays from 8:20 – 16:15
Tel.: + 354 590 1200
Postal address:
Reykjavík Art Museum
Tryggvagata 17
P.O. Box 110
121 Reykjavik

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