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Reykjavik Art Museum - Kjarvalsstadir

Flokagata | Klambratun Park, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
+354 590 1200
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peaceful setting to enjoy Kjarval

I had been in the East Fjords where Kjarval was from so wanted to visit this museum. I walked from... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
Laura P
Seattle, Washington
Lovely serene contemporary art gallery

A small and intimate gallery (compared to say the Tate in London) which featured some splendid work... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
gary w
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Listasafn Reykjavíkur Reykjavik Art Museum is the leading art museum in Iceland and has three locations in Reykjavik: Hafnarhus, Kjarvalsstadir and Asmundarsafn. Kjarvalsstadir is the first building in Iceland intentionally designed to display works of visual art. Its doors first opened in 1973 and it is named after the painter Johannes S. Kjarval, one of Iceland's most influential and recognized artists.
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  • Poor9%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Flokagata | Klambratun Park, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
+354 590 1200
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

I had been in the East Fjords where Kjarval was from so wanted to visit this museum. I walked from downtown, but it is not right in the center, so you may want to take a bus. But no crowds - which is nice. It's...More

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 18 June 2017

A small and intimate gallery (compared to say the Tate in London) which featured some splendid work by local artist Louisa Matthíasdóttir, who painted her family and friends. Very engaging work, a very enjoyable visit!

Thank gary w
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Second visit to Iceland and we had to go back to the gallery. Bought another, signed, Erro poster. Well laid out gallery with café.

Thank Q Y
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

A very interesting museum with cool exhibitions, a nice cafe, and an interesting setting. Located just outside of the downtown area, Kjarvalsstadir is in the middle of a nice park. Outside there is this metallic "sound box" that you can go into and touch for...More

Thank Milena A
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The pieces featured in this museum are closest to "traditional art" with paintings made by an Icelandic artist. It was interesting to see their interpretation of the Icelandic landscapes, but I wish more artists had been featured.

Thank KPP660
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Not my cup of tea. There are 2 galleries. One I liked, one not so much. It was near where I stayed. Otherwise it might be off the beaten path. There's free parking.

Thank stevinazo
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The museum consists of two exhibition halls, the right one shows different collections of modern art (including non-Icelandic) and the left one contains works by J.S.Kjarval and is highly recommended for every nature&art-lover. When looking to Kjarval's works you'll understand local nature much more than...More

1  Thank rus9955
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I was really grateful to have visited this attraction before going on the Golden Circle Tour. The exhibition by the Icelandic artist Kjarval helped me see shapes, colours and textures that he himself was said to have helped change how Icelanders viewed their landscapes. My...More

Thank Doozie
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

On the day we visited polling booths were set up for national elections didn't cause an issue the gallery itself has a nice gift shop. There were two exhibitions on when we visited. One hall dedicated to a prolific Icelandic 20th century painter. It's a...More

Thank DublinWelcomesAll
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is a small museum, but it has a wonderful collection of paintings by one of Iceland's most noted artists, Johannes Kjarval. His paintings are very reflective of the Iceland topography, and I thoroughly enjoyed being able to see them. This is a must for...More

Thank MsEnergy
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