Reykjavik Art Museum Ticket valid at all three museums on the same day. Under 18 free. Guided tours in English available June-August. This museum is housed in three buildings situated across the city. It addition to displaying distinguished Icelandic art and international art, the museum promotes local emerging artists. Combined, the three museums own more than 70,000 pieces.
●Hafnarhus Tryggvagata 17, downtown by the harbor. Daily 10-5, Thurs to 8. Located in a refurbished 1930s fish warehouse, this is the largest of the branches.
“Reactive Wall” (2009) is a temporary show by artist Mojoko (a pseudonym of Steve Lawler) and software programmer Shan-Liang that shows bright graphics that are seen on a black wall reacting to sound made through a microphone.
●Kjarvalsstadir Flokagata 24. Daily 10-5. This branch is in a Nordic-modern building with floor-to-ceiling windows that looks out to Klambratun Park. It is named for influential Iceland painter Johannes S. Kjarval and houses a comprehensive collection of his works. Exhibitions focus on paintings and sculptures of established masters of modern art.
●Asmundarsafn Sigtun 105. Daily; hrs. vary. Sculpture garden is admission-free.
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