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Reykjavik Art Museum - Asmundarsafn

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Address: Sigtun, Reykjavik, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 553 2155
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Description: Asmundarsafn is the former home and workshop of the sculptor Asmundur...
Asmundarsafn is the former home and workshop of the sculptor Asmundur Sveinsson, who designed and mostly constructed this building himself in Laugardalur. The museum served to preserve his work and life, and displays the largest collection of his sculptures both inside and outside the building. Asmundur's art greatly reflects his lifelong interest in the Icelandic sagas, folk tales and classical mythology.
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Definitely at least see the sculpture garden.

We really enjoyed this museum and sculpture garden. The sculptures were modern and huge. The museum itself contains small sculpture models in different mediums as well as the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed this museum and sculpture garden. The sculptures were modern and huge. The museum itself contains small sculpture models in different mediums as well as the artist's workshop.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This lovely light building, surrounded by Asmundar Sveinsson's extraordinary sculptures, was a highlight of our recent trip. It's walkable distance from the centre of Reyjkavic (about 25 minutes) but also on a bus route, so perfectly accessible. The building was designed by Sveinsson, and acted as his home and studio. The gardens are free to visit but the exhibition inside... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The museum is lovely, but it cost me $14 in cab fare to get there (it was raining) and $14 to get in and it was only two rooms. They were two beautiful rooms and the museum is interesting, but I wouldn't make the trek just for this. That being said, the $14 does get you into all 3 Reykjavik... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I really enjoyed the museum- if you like modern art I would say this is for you. Some interesting stuff on display. Not the largest collection but I found it good and Enjoyed the building itself too. Found the staff welcoming too. If you don't enjoy modern art stay away!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The museum is the Icelandic sculptor Asmundar's house, built in Greek style, showing his studio and several rooms of his sculptures. Outside (and for free) you can see large sculptures in the gardens. Admission 1400 kroner for adults, gets you into two other Reykjavik museums as well. The inside works often illuminate the outside works, with small versions in clay,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

There are several great aspects to this museum. Firstly there are the sculptures laid out around the garden, which you can see for free. These alone are worth a visit if you are interested in Sveinsson's work. Then you can be tempted to pay to see the art inside the house which was his home and studio. These comprise much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The works of Asmundarsafn seem to be based on Icelandic myths and are placed in his gardens and house in a suburb of Reykjavik. While he was alive the sculptor was well-loved by his community and is still respected as a modern master. You gain a sense of the way he lived when visiting the light and bright studio and... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The sculptures were interesting, the story behind them adds a lot of context and is well told. The studio/house is also really cool as are the gardens.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Interesting sculptures, a very likeable hostess, and a nice place to unwind. I was there with the 4th grade I was a TA at, and the kids had a lot of fun playing with the sculptures outside. The dome at the top was my favourite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We walked to this museum from the centre of Reykjavik - it took about 20-25 minutes. The museum is dedicated to Ásmundur Sveinsson and his work - the building is amazing, the sculptures are beautiful and wouldn't look out of place in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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