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Reykjavik Art Museum - Asmundarsafn

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Address: Sigtun, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
Phone Number: 3544116430
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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This place had some amazing sculpture exhibits when I visited. The oppressive Icelandic aesthetic is palpable in this place. Worth a good hour or two to see everything in detail.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place had some amazing sculpture exhibits when I visited. The oppressive Icelandic aesthetic is palpable in this place. Worth a good hour or two to see everything in detail.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding sculptures, but we would have gotten more out of it if we'd timed it around a guided tour (13:00 when we visited). Self-guided was nice and the creativity of the 2 sculptors being highlighted was amazing, but we could have learned more. They have a free Reykjavik museum guide - make sure to get a copy. We didn't know... More 

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northampton, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened on this without planning and went to it because the building was interesting. So were the grounds. They gave us coffee and we had a chance to read about Asmund.

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Hartselle, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Studio of Icelandic sculptor Sveinsson. There is a sculpture garden and you can go inside. The building itself is a work of art. Plan 30 min to visit.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great experience. I'm a fan of architecture, so the museum itself was as interesting to me as the art on display. The museum has a little of everything - paintings, sculpture, graphic art, large installations, digital art, and interactive pieces. It was fascinating to see the different cultural influences reflected in the art, from Iceland's own Viking past to... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Formerly Asmundarsafn's home where he worked in the dome and which he designed after Greek homes he admired. The sculptures in the garden are laid out nicely and may even be enough for you without paying to go in but there's more smaller and more recent exhibits inside. This is one of 3 gallerie's you can visit on the one... More 

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North Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

A very modern structure and interior that is ripe for modern and contemporary art. The book store and shop are excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Tells a lot about the local art.worth visiting chek the openin hours before you go there.takes about 1-2 hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Really neat to see how this famous local artist lived and worked. Nice layout with works from other local artists as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

I attended reception in this museum and enjoyed the artworks displayed here. Museum is really small and cozy, and outside there is a park with statues.

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