Reykjavík Loves culture

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An overview of museums and cultural spots in Reykjavik. Description of each venue and how to get there.

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    Welcome to ReykjavkReykjavk is the place to be for those with an in-terest in the world of arts and culture. Its home to the majority of Icelands most prestigious cul-tural institutions as well as talented performers and artists. Designated as a UNESCO City of Liter-ature, Reykjavk is also the core of the countrys literary heritage where youll discover a treasure of literary works, including a wealth of talented poets and authors.

    The Reykjavk Culture Guide features a wide va-riety of museums and places with cultural signi-figance in the Reykjavk area. The Guide will help you take better advantage of your travel experi-ence in our city. Reykjavk takes pride in her cul-tural flora and literary heritage, dating back to the thirteenth century. The Reykjavk Culture Guide will help you get on the cultural track in Reykjavk. By understanding what you are seeing and know-ing its significance, your experience will be richer and more interesting.

    sgrmur Jnsson Collection C2sgrmur Jnsson (1876-1958) is one of the pioneers of Ice landic art and the first Icelander to take up painting professionally. sgrmur bequeathed all his works and belongings to the Icelandic people after his day. The sgrimur Jnsson Collection a special division of the National Gallery of Iceland. The museum hosts the artists studio and home.

    Openings hours:May 15th - Sep 14thTuesday, Thursday & Sunday 14:00 17:00Sep 15th - May 14thSundays 14:00 - 17:00.Closed in Dec and Jan

    Location:Bergstaastrti 74101 ReykjavkPhone 515 9625www.listasafn.is

    The Einar Jnsson Museum C2Sculpture museum and garden dedicated to the works of Einar Jnsson (1974-1954) who was a groundbreaking figure in Ice-landic sculpture.

    Opening hours:June 1st Sep 15th: Tue - Sun 13:00 - 17:00 pm Sep 16th - May 31st: Sat & Sun 13:00 - 17:00Closed Dec & Jan

    Location:Eirksgata, 101 Reykjavk Phone: +354 551 3797www.lej.is | lej@lej.is

    Reykjavk Art Museum smundarsafn C2smundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum is the former home and workshop of the sculptor smundur Sveinsson who designed and mostly constructed the building himself. The museum is the third venue of Reykjavk Art Museum and serves to preserve the work and life of the artist. It displays the largest collection of smundurs sculptures, both inside and outside the building. s-mundurs art greatly reflects his lifelong interest in the Icelandic sagas, folk tales and classical mythology. The impressive sculp-ture garden surrounding the building can be enjoyed by anyone for free.

    Opening hours:May 1st - Sep. 30th Daily 10:00 - 17:00Oct. 1st - Apr 30th 13:00 - 17:00

    Location:Sigtn, 105 Reykjavk.www.artmuseum.is

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    The National Gallery of Iceland C2The National Gallery of Iceland, established in 1884, is the prin-cipal art museum of Iceland. Its art collection consists mainly of works of 19th and 20th century art and includes many of the key works of Icelandic art history, as well as a growing collection of works from other countries. A considerable emphasis is also placed on showing Icelandic art in context with international art through solo and group exhibitions. The Gallery has four exhibi-tion rooms, on two floors, in addition to a cosy caf and a gallery shop with artistic giftware.

    Openings hours:May 1st - Sep 15thTuesdaySunday 10:00 17:00Sep 16th - Apr 30thTuesdaySunday 11:00 - 17:00

    Location:Frkirkjuvegi 7101 ReykjavkPhone: 515 9600 www.listasafn.is

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