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Reykjavik Art Museum - Kjarvalsstadir

Flokagata | Miklatun Park, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 590 1200
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Ranked #31 of 68 Attractions in Reykjavik
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Kjarvalsstadir is the first building in Iceland intentionally designed to display works of visual...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Kjarvalsstadir is the first building in Iceland intentionally designed to display works of visual art. Its doors first opened in 1973 and it is named after the painter Johannes S. Kjarval, one of Iceland's most influential and recognized artists.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Reykjavik art museum is located in three buildings, Kjarvalsstaðir is one of them (directly translated = The place of Kjarval). Kjarval was a very versatile painter and artist, would never have thought many of the paintings were created by the same artist. He is renowned and very famous in Iceland and somewhat abroad.Paints alot of icelandic nature and does a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

The Reykjavik Municipal Art Museum (Kjavalsstaoir) is a short walk from the center of town. It's worth the walk. When we visited in August 2011, the two main exhibitions were one on Icelandic horses and another on the great modern Icelandic painter Kjarval. Both were excellent exhibits with enough information to make them fully accessible for someone who does not... More 

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