Reykjavik Art Museum Hafnarhus

Reykjavik Art Museum Hafnarhus

Reykjavik Art Museum Hafnarhus
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The old harbour warehouse, Hafnarhus, offers a progressive exhibition program with local and international contemporary artists. The works of key figures, as well as established and emerging current artists are presented in six galleries. Hafnarhus is also home to the works of Erro (b. 1932), a significant player in the international pop art scene. In 1989 Erro gave the City of Reykjavik a large collection of his works, a total of about 2,000 items, including paintings, watercolours, graphic art, sculptures, collages and other works spanning the artist's entire career from his youth. Hafnarhus is located in the oldest part of Reykjavik, where the town’s boats and first docks lay. The building was erected in the 1930s and at the time it was one of the largest buildings in the country. The house was renovated by Studio Grandi architects in 1998-2000 to house Reykjavik Art Museum. Hafnarhus Kitchen is temporarily closed. Meanwhile we offer free coffee for visitors!
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MissisKelly
London136 contributions
Family
A must see if you come to Reykjavik - we were blown away. Housed in a wonderful building, the displays were thought provoking, interactive, funny and sometimes moving. The Erro exhibition was fantastic. Also, the staff were incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. A great experience and (given that we are used to free galleries in London and Iceland is so expensive) this was reasonably priced.
Written January 7, 2022
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2coats
England, UK171 contributions
Couples
Went to this museum to see the ‘stitches’ exhibition. The website didn’t say it was in the sister museum an hours walk away. This main central museum only seems to have works by a single artist ‘Erro’, which although they were interesting, a bit of variety would have been better and worth visiting. Overall unless it’s raining or you like Erro comic pictures, not worth visiting. We walked to the Stitches exhibition, which was also disappointing.
Written July 15, 2022
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sarah s
10 contributions
We caught the "Iðavöllur: Icelandic art in the 21st century" show during our recent trip to Reykjavik. The work resonated personally - it was poetic and deeply moving - and the exhibit design and descriptions were really well done, too. The gift shop was great as well - lots of unique souvenirs or gifts you won't find elsewhere in the city.
Written September 6, 2021
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Amy M
28 contributions
Solo
While I am normally not a huge fan of modern art, a friend highly recommended that I see the exhibit of the Icelandic artist Erro, who turns 90 this year. I am so glad I went. The museum’s large warehouse space was a perfect backdrop for the artist’s irreverent political/pop art. The exhibit itself is well worth seeing, though some pieces aren’t appropriate for children.
Written July 6, 2022
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Jennifer O
Asheville, NC42 contributions
Friends
This is one of three locations of the Reykjavik Art Museum, and this location is dedicated to contemporary artists. Our family had a great time viewing and interacting with the work here. It was an interesting and diverse display of current Icelandic art, and well worth a visit.
Written June 28, 2021
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Lynda C
Wokingham, UK515 contributions
The national art museum is split into 3 buildings around the city. Modern, Contemporary and Sculpture.
We went to all 3 and they were excellent. They all had very good information by each item as well as a lot of technology providing further information.
None of them were overcrowded with artefacts which was good so you could concentrate on a smaller number of items.
The contemporry and modern have good cafes. The sculpture has free tea and coffee.
We spent 1 - 2 hours in each one so did this over 2 days. They are split up quite far apart over the city.
Written March 15, 2020
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geotech522
5,593 contributions
This museum will challenge you in different ways. There are things here you wonder who would call this art? Other things are quite remarkable in the ways they make you think about your way of life or character. You won't leave this museum being bored, that's for sure. The large exhibit on Chairman Mao and the PRC is very provocative and challenging. Yoko Ono's exhibit makes you make or run away from commitment to imagine peace. There are some exhibits that may make you feel mad. But art is supposed to make you feel something, sometimes it's good and sometimes it's not so good. Be challenged at this Art Museum
Written February 5, 2020
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Malgorzata
11,263 contributions
This gallery features contemporary art. It is located in the old warehouse building near the Old Harbour . The building itelf is gorgeous with amazing space with multiple rooms and exhibition spaces .Beautiful building, but the art inside... not all on a level of national gallery. But, maybe I'm not that into modern art. The size of the gallery compared to the size of the building seems much smaller. There’s also a well positioned cafe offering tremendous views across the Old Harbour and a nice shop . The staff are nice and helpful. So, if you enjoy contemporary art, go , but If you tend to not care for it, maybe skip it .
Written March 13, 2020
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Bohemian_me84
Calgary, Canada1,557 contributions
Friends
Interesting place , exhibits were good . The one for kids on the main floor was my fave and you could take photos . Makes interesting background . Painted walls on the top floor were interesting . On the second floors is complimentary coffee , gift shop had some fun things . Lady at the front register was nice.
Written February 28, 2020
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giuliezabeth
United Kingdom6 contributions
Couples
lovely museum! really nice staff too. free lockers available to put belongings inside. it was so quiet when we went so it was nice to walk around alone. really interesting exhibits.
Written December 23, 2021
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