Art Museums in Reykjavik

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Art Museums in Reykjavik

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  • jayfi303
    Cambridge, UK12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We chose to visit here rather than some of the other museums in Reykjavik mainly based on cost. We are so pleased we did. This museum is well presented and gives a comprehensive history of the country with lots of information to read and exhibits to look at. There were plenty interactive displays and several aimed at younger visitors.
    The staff were all friendly and welcoming. We had a drink and cake at the cafe, which was reasonably priced.
    In terms of price, children under 17 are free, and students less than half adult price.
    We really enjoyed our visit and would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Reykjavik.
    Written February 22, 2024
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  • Howard G
    New York City, NY201 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you are interested in sculpture, especially history of sculpture, then this building is well worth your time. It is located right outside the Hallgrimskirkja Church. Jonssonar is famous in Iceland, but not as well known elsewhere. His style is complex, old and new. We didn't see the gardens due to the cold and darkness, but there is plenty to see inside. They also present a few pieces by local modern sculptors that we found provacative.
    Written December 6, 2023
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  • Ričards Edijs
    Latvia105 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The museum itself and its surroundings were created and projected by the artist Ásmundar Sveinsson as a place where his legacy could be exhibited. In the park, his sculptures are exhibited and they can be viewed free of charge. Indoors, there is a changing exhibition, as well as many of the same sculptors yet on a much smaller scale so they could be viewed from a different perspective.
    Written October 19, 2023
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  • Frank S
    Westborough, MA450 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I liked this little art museum. It had some interesting modern art pieces that I enjoyed seeing. A lot of colorful and popish kind of art including an exhibition about an artist that creates murals via scrap magazine/printed media cut outs. I just wish there was more. I felt like we were able to see everything on about an hour and a half and this includes reading the art descriptions. Worth a visit.
    Written September 18, 2023
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  • Ričards Edijs
    Latvia105 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I liked the collection, and how different elements of the earth (e.g., air, water) were divided according to floors. There are surprisingly many spaces with activities meant for children. However, the museum itself (while located in a very nice building) seems a bit forgotten, as if the 'new' museums in Reykjavik would have taken some concepts once densely combined in the Culture House, and extended them to make the visitor experience more comprehensive. By and large, it is worth a visit if you want to get a general understanding of the cultural life, values, and understanding of Icelanders.
    Written August 31, 2023
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  • Singingjan
    Swindon, UK42 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and unusual art work. Only has two galleries so not a long visit . Good cafe. Ticket includes two other locations in Reykjavik.
    Written January 20, 2023
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  • Ričards Edijs
    Latvia105 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The National Gallery is located in a very nice building that is worth the visit. The exhibitions give an insight into the topical elements and motives of Icelandic art, however, I would have wanted to see a bigger collection of the "canonic" art that defines the Icelandic classical art scene. Despite the above-mentioned statement, the existing exhibitions are still worth seeing, especially the installation "Glassrain"
    Written August 31, 2023
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  • Brie Valentino
    Vernon, NJ750 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyed the art In this space! I will be back!! They have a bunch of different artists! The art is definitely more modern!
    Written September 21, 2022
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  • CharlieV2011
    Chicago, IL1,616 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was walking through the area and decided to stop in for a quick visit as the ticket I purchased for the National Gallery allows free entrance here. The house is small and is really 3 rooms. The painter left hundreds of painting to the country of Iceland and they are on display in several museums. The theme of the paintings in the home related to trolls. Great way to spend 30 minutes if you have the free entrance ticket.
    Written July 19, 2021
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  • Bradley T
    indy5,789 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The museum consists of a lobby, 2 exhibit rooms, a small cafe and sculpture on the grounds.
    The art goes is more on the non-objective side. It has pleasing relaxing quality.
    We enjoyed the art but not nearly as much as the Ásmundur Sveinsson or Einar Jonsson museums. That being said we're glad we went and would have felt we missed some of the great art iceland has to offer
    The grounds have a great view to sea. Good for an hour.
    Written February 16, 2018
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  • alimunson
    Leeds, UK21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Surreal and bonkers, the Chromo Sapiens installation kept us and our children happy for a long time. Think Honey Monster meets Fraggles in a womb-like space. Great cafe, green space, and some children’s toys too. Definitely worth a visit.
    Written August 4, 2022
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