Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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We expected a low key provincial collection, and saw world-class art here. Kjarval was the equivalent of an Icelandic Georgia Okeefe or Emily Carr- well known in their respective countries but not nec... read more »
The Kjarvalsstadir Art Museum is one of three that one can visit on the same ticket. From the Hallgrimskirkja it's about a 20-minute walk through pleasant residential neighborhoods. The building is a ... read more »
Entry ticket combined with 2 other art museums which made the ISK1500 easier to bear. It's quite a small museum but still bigger than the other 2, and the art work was more interesting to me at least
Berglind Guðrún Beinteinsdottir
This art museum is dedicated to Johannes S. Kjarval one of Iceland most recognised artists. The building style is very modern. If you are into arts this is a good choice.
Extremely expensive but incredibly beautiful artwork. It's worth it.
Small and overpriced This museum is more for who is into Kjarval. I suggest you to take a look first a bit into his work before going. The admision comes as a pass for 3 different museums: Hafnarhús, Kjarvalsstaðir and Ásmundarsafn (Adults 1.400 ISK). That was the good thing because we use the pass to visit Hafnarhús that have a larger collection and is more like the kind of art I enjoy.
Kristján Ferrer Kristjánsson
Dedicated to one of the most famous painters in Iceland. Great to visit if you know he artist.
Iceland is a beautiful country that does not only draw in masses of tourists, but also inspired artists to create a broad range of paintings. Surprisingly, most paintings in Iceland are not older than about one hundred and fifty years. Still, there are a few galleries and museums in Reykjavik primarily dedicated to local artists. One is Art Museum Reykjavik, a museum that is spread out across three locations. Art Museum Reykjavik at Kjarvalsstadir hosts more traditional Icelandic paintings. When I visited the gallery, the permanent collection of Icelandic art and the temporary exhibition “Icelandic Art 1900-1950: From Landscape to Abstract Art” were on display. The museum at Kjarvalsstadir looks impressively unimpressive from the outside, very much like a modern parish hall. However, inside, the building is nice and light, it features two large exhibitions rooms with three separate sections each. Some people might find it small, I liked that it is not overwhelmingly big like many other museums. I liked the mix of different themes and styles, landscapes and portraits, realistic and abstract. At the end, I liked some of the landscape paintings most. The staff seemed friendly, and while I was at the museum, there was a guided tour for school children. After wandering around the halls, I sat down in the cafe area in the centre of the building and had a coffee and a cake while looking out of the window. While the building itself does not really look very special, it is located within a nice little park that provides beautiful views and invites to a short stroll around the museum.
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