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Safnasafnid The Folk and Outsider Art Museum

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Sigridur H wrote a review Sep 2019
26 contributions6 helpful votes
I like to come here as often as I can. It is such a nice atmosphere and it is a very interesting folk museum
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Date of experience: August 2019
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ilsevdvd wrote a review Aug 2019
Leuven, Belgium5 contributions
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Nice place to stop on your way to the north, with lots of surprises in a beautiful building. You also get a up of coffee and some cookies and the personnel is very friendly.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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SUNALINIRAMESH wrote a review Aug 2018
Bengaluru, India1,698 contributions78 helpful votes
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The tall figure that welcomes you at the parking space does bring a smile . He dominates the scene. As you enter in there are many figures made of resin? I didn't know what to expect.. but things got 'curiouser and curioser'!With different craft items from various eras. By folk artist and some modern kind of installations. Some, like the needle work and bead work were reminiscent of the craft classes taught all over the world. It had a happy playfulness and we felt compelled to wander through the rooms and up and down the stairways. Most beautiful were the micro sculpture in graphite . But what makes me remember this place even after 2 years is the attitude of the Manager or Owner of this place. He was the one who did some 'magic' tricks to entertain and educate us. Sometime in the 1st week of Aug ,2 years ago,( sorry this option was not there in the drop down box) we came on a Nordic Visitor group trip.After going around I poured myself a cup of coffee in the little terrace and came back in to admire the mini graphite sculpture.A few minutes later I saw the Manager bring a mop and mop up some spilled coffee. It was later that I realized that it had spilled from my cup! He never said an accusing or rude word. I thought that was so sweet of him not to embarrass me!
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Date of experience: September 2017
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Susan S wrote a review Jul 2018
Ridgefield, Connecticut15 contributions1 helpful vote
The Akureyri Art Museum was closed for renovation when we visited, so the art galleries near the museum were also closed. When we expressed our disappointment, the receptionist at the Art Museum told us about this museum, so we went. It was OK. Only some folk art. The other exhibits were collections of items, like dolls (including Barbie and Ken). The receptionist (the only other person there) loved talking about Icelandic art. She was lovely and the best reason for stopping in.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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sammy10dog wrote a review Jul 2018
Washburn, Wisconsin156 contributions38 helpful votes
Start with the fact that I don’t know much about art and hardly appreciate some of the more ‘unusual ‘ nuances. After the first display - where seriously - some framed art work was more elementary than what my son brought home from kindergarten, it got better. I appreciated the quirky nature of the collection and some of the ways that people try to bring beauty and expression into the world. The woven and painted combo pics were amazing and the variety of art was fun....from hand embroidery to a painted bird display to a pencil art and poetry installation. I thought the price was a little steep, but the facility is beautiful and modern. It was a good rainy day visit (although the outside spaces were very inviting!).
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Date of experience: July 2018
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