The Reykjavik Art Museum


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Founded in 1973, the Reykjavik Art Museum (RAM) is comprised of three different museum buildings located around the city. Kjarvalsstadir was the first, with the Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum and Park and Hafnarhus joining it in 1991 and 2000, respectively. Together they offer the largest visual art space in Iceland, at over 3000 square meters, with 20 exhibitions being hosted annually.

Hafnarhus is open from 10am to 5pm every day, with extended hours on Thursdays. The museum offers six galleries, most devoted to the works of the Icelandic artist Erró, a visual and performance artist.

Kjarvalsstaðir is open every day from 10am to 5pm and is mainly devoted to paintings and sculpture by Icelandic and international artists. The museum houses a permanent exhibition of the Icelandic landscape painters, Jóhannes S. Kjarval, plus rotating exhibits of Icelandic art, including paintings, sculpture and photography.

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The Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum, housed in a building created by the artist himself, is dedicated to the works of the Icelandic sculptor. A garden, filled with over two dozen of his works, surrounds the museum. The museum is open from 10am to 4pm every day in the summer and from 1pm to 5pm on weekends only in the winter.

Admission is 1000 ISK per adult.

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