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Centre for Avant-Garde Studies –„„We are the new people of a new life“. Manifestoes, Counter-Culture and the Historical Avant-Garde“, Hafnarhús, thursday 17 July 8 p.m.

Lecture by Benedikt Hjartarson, associate professor of Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Iceland, in collaboration with The Centre for Avant-Garde Studies at the University of Iceland.
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Today: Guided tour in English through the exhibition Erró and Art History

Reykjavík Art Museum offers guided tours in English about the exhibition Erró and Art History at Hafnarhús every Thursday in October at 6.p.m.
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Artist‘s talk Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir, Thursday 16 Oct. 8 p.m., Hafnarhús

Artist‘s talk with Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir about the exhibition FutureCrash / Tribal TV.
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Sirra Sigrún Sigurðardóttir and Gunter Damisch at Hafnarhús 1 November

Exhibitions by the artists Sirra Sigrún Sigurðardóttir (b. 1977) and Gunter Damisch from Austria (b. 1958) will be opened at Hafnarhús on 1 November.
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Last days of two exhibitions at Hafnarhús

Next Sunday 19 October the exhibition Future Crash/ Tribal TV by Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir is closing down. The exhibition Reactive Wall by Mojoko & Shang Liang closes down on 21 October.
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Hús og skúlptúr - leikur með efni. Listsmiðja fyrir börn (7 ára og eldri), Ásmundarsafn, sunnudag 19. október og mánudag 20. október kl. 10-13

Opin smiðja fyrir börn í tengslum við sýninguna A posteriori: Hús, höggmynd sem nú stendur yfir í Ásmundarsafni.
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Relighting the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER, Thursday October 9th, 8 p.m.

The Illumination of Yoko Ono‘s IMAGINE PEACE TOWER will take place dur­ing a peaceful ceremony on John Lennon‘s birt­hday, the 9th of October.
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Gallery talk about the exhibition Synthesis, Hafnarhús, Saturday 11 October 3 p.m.

Gallery talk with curator Ingibjörg Jónsdóttir and artist Rintaro Hara about the exhibition Synthesis, now on view at Hafnarhús.
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S.L.Á.T.U.R, Hafnarhús, Thursday 9 October through Saturday 11 October 8 p.m.

Sláturtíð is an annual music festival of S.L.Á.T.U.R., a composer collective centered in Reykjavík, and will be held for the fifth time from 16th-19th in Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús. Admission to all performances is free.
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Concert: Elektra Ensemble, Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 5 October 8 p.m.

Concert with Elektra Ensemble and singer Sigríður Thorlacius from the band Hjaltalín.
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Mini-workshop for kids, Kjarvalsstadir, Saturday 4 October and 11 October 1 - 4 p.m.

Artists lead a free mini-workshop for kids (5-7 years of age) in the Idea-Lab at Kjarvalsstaðir, led by artist Unnur Mjöll S. Leifsdóttir.
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Two exhibitions will be opened at Kjarvalsstaðir 27 September

A solo exhibition by Andreas Eriksson and Kjarval, Top Soil, curated by Andreas Eriksson
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Artist‘s Talk: Andreas Eriksson and Hafþór Yngvason Director of Reykjavík Art Museum, Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 28 September 3 p.m.

Artist‘s talk with Andreas Eriksson and Hafþór Yngvason Director of Reykjavík Art Museum about the exhibitions Roundabouts and Topsoil, now on view at Kjarvalsstaðir.
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International group exhibition Synthesis opened at Hafnarhús, Saturday 20 September at 4 p.m.

The international group exhibition Synthesis will be opened at Hafnarhús on Saturday 20 September at 4 p.m. The exhibition comprises works by seven artists: Tomas Saraceno, Ernesto Neto, Ragna Róbertsdóttir, Ryuji Nakamura, Rintaro Hara, Mona Hatoum and Monika Grzymala.
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Jaðarber: Johannes Kreidler, Hafnarhús, Monday 22 September 8 p.m.

Portrait concert with the works of provocative German composer Johannes Kreidler.
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A mural by Ragnar Kjartansson and the wall art group in Miðberg unveiled at Krummahólar in Breiðholt, 20 September at 2 p.m.

The Reykjavík Art Museum invites you to attend the unveiling of wall paintings by Ragnar Kjartansson and the wall art group in Miðberg at Krummahólar in Breiðholt on Saturday 20 September at 2 p.m.
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Two Exhibitions' closing at Kjarvalsstaðir

Two exhibitions close down next Sunday 14. September at Kjarvalsstaðir. This is Reykjavík, Town, Structure and Affinities.
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Online guided tour through the exhibition FutureCrash / Tribal TV, Sunday 14 September 3 p.m.

Online guided tour with Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir through the exhibition FutureCrash / Tribal TV now on view at Hafnarhús.
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Group exhibition will be opened at Ásmundarsafn on Saturday 13 September

The exhibition A Posteriori: House, Sculpture, will be opened at Reykjavík Art Museum, Ásmundarsafn, on Saturday 13 September at 4 p.m. The exhibition presents, a selection of artworks with original references to buildings or houses by the artists Ásmundur Sveinsson, Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson, Guðjón Ketilsson, Hulda Hákon, Kathy Clark, Kristín Reynisdóttir, Stefán Jónsson and Þorbjörg Þorvaldsdóttir.
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Concert: Trio Reykjavík, Kjarvalsstaðir, Friday 12 September 12.15 p.m.

A free-for-all lunch concert with Trio Reykjavik.
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Artist Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir receives a prize from the Guðmunda S. Kristinsdóttir fund for the arts

Artist Erró, presented the artist Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir with an award from the Guðmunda S. Kristinsdóttir fund for the arts.
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A mural by Erro unveiled at Álftahólar in Breiðholt, 6 September at 2 p.m.

The Reykjavík Art Museum invites Breiðholt residents and other Reykjavík people to the formally unveiling of a mural by Erró on the apartment building Álftahólar 4-6 in Breiðholt on Saturday September 6th at 2 p.m.
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Three exhibitions will be opened at Reykjavík Art Museum, Hafnarhús on Saturday 6 September

Three exhibitions will be opened at Reykjavík Art Museum, Hafnarhús on Saturday 6 September at 4 p.m., Erró and Art History, Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir: Future Crash / Tribal TV and Mojoko & Shang Liang: Reactive Wall. The Mayor of Reykjavík, Mr Dagur B. Eggertsson, will open the exhibitions.
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Last exhibition day at Ásmundarsafn, Sunday 31 August

The exhibition, Selection from the Ásmundur Sveinsson Collection, closes down on Sunday 31 August.
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Hafnarhús - Reykjavík Dance Festival: Between Us, Friday 29 August - Sunday 31 August

Culture Comp. and Reykjavík Dance Festival present the dance performance Between Us. The performance is a conversation between two dancers, a dialogue where movements replace words.
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Evening walk: New public art in Reykjavík, Thursday 21 August 8 p.m.

A guided tour in Icelandic around new public art in the city. It is free of charge and everybody is welcome.
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Exhibition closing at Hafnarhús

The Erró exhibition The world today closes down in Hafnarhús next Sunday 23 August, and a part of the exhibition Your Compound View.
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Reykjavík Culture Night 2014 at Reykjavík Art Museum

Reykjavík Art Museum offers a diverse program from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. at Hafnarhús and Kjarvalsstaðir for this year’s Reykjavík Culture Night that takes place on Saturday August 23th. The programme is free and open to everyone.
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Unveiling of mural by Erró and an exhibition

The unveiling of a mural by Erró at Álftahólar 4-6 in Breiðholt will take place on Saturday 6 September and on the same day an Erró exihibition will be opened in Reykjavík Art Museum, Hafnarhús.
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The Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra’s 40 year anniversary concert, Kjarvalsstadir, Sunday 17 August 5.15 p.m.

Concert with the Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra on the occasion of their40 year anniversary. The orchestra will perform works by Corelli, Bach, Martinu and Pál Pampichler Pálsson.
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Imagine Peace Tower lights up tomorrow as a homage to the memory of war victims at Gaza

The Image Peace Tower will be lit tomorrow 7 August as a homage to the memory of war victims at Gaza. The program starts at 7.30 p.m. The ferry departs from Sundahöfn Harbor in Reykjavík at 6:30 p.m. and the price is 1.000 kr.
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Evening walk: Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Garden, Ásmundarsafn, Thursday 24 July 8 p.m.

Evening walk through the Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Garden with Architect Hugrún Þorsteinsdóttir.
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Centre for Avant-Garde Studies: Ara Osterweil, Thursday 17 July 8 p.m.

Lecture by Ara Osterweil, film scholar at McGill University in Montreal, at Hafnarhús in collaboration with The Centre for Avant-Garde Studies at the University of Iceland.
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Free admission to Reykjavík Art Museum on Sunday 13 April

Reykjavík Art Museum celebrates the Icelandic Museum Day on Sunday 13 July with free admission to Hafnarhús, Kjarvalsstaðir and Ásmundarsafn. Welcome.
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The Mayor of Reykjavík unveils a mural by Sara Riel at Asparfell 2-12 on 5 July at 3 p.m.

The Reykjavík Art Museum invites Breiðholt residents and other Reykjavík people to the formally unveiling of the mural Feather by Sara Riel on the apartment building Asparfell 2-12 in Breiðholt on Saturday 5 July at 15:00. The work will be unveiled by Reykjavík Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson.
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The Art in Viðey, Tuesday 8 July 7:30 p.m.

Heiðar Kári Rannversson, curator of public programs at Reykjavík Art Museum, leads a guided tour around the public art in Viðey Island.
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Hafnarhús – Evening walk: Reykjavik Safari, Thursday 3 July 8 p.m.

Multi-lingual tour through Reykjavik, where local cultural life is introduced in English, Polish, Vietnamese, Arabic, French and Icelandic (for beginners).
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Perlufesti/String of Pearls sculpture park in memory of the foremothers of Icelandic sculpture opened

Reykjavík mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson formally opened a sculpture park in memory of the foremothers of Icelandic sculpture at the southwest corner of Hljómskálagarður park on the 19th of june.
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Evening walk: Sites of women‘s history in the city, Thursday 19 June 8 p.m.

Auður Styrkársdóttir, head of the Women's History Archives, leads a guided tour in Icelandic through sites of women‘s history in the city.
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Workshop for kids 6-9 years of age, Ásmundarsafn, Friday 20 June and Saturday 21 June 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Reykjavik Art Museum- Ásmundarsafn offers a creative workshop for kids from 6-9 years of age in relation to the exhibition now on view, Selection from the Ásmundur Sveinsson Collection. The workshop is in Icelandic.
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Sculpture park in memory of the foremothers of Icelandic sculpture to open on Women’s Rights Day, 19 June

A sculpture park in memory of women pioneers of Icelandic sculpture will be formally opened at the southwest corner of Hljómskálagarður park on Women’s Rights Day, 19 June, at 19.30. The mayor of Reykjavík will declare the park open, and announce its name.
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The Mermaid by Nina Sæmundsson at the Pond in Reykjavik

Smaralind shopping mall has decided to give the city of Reykjavik the Mermaid sculpture by Nina Sæmundsson.
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Curator‘s talk about the exhibition Your Compound View, Hafnarhús, Saturday 14 June 3 p.m.

Curator‘s talk with Hafþór Yngvason, director at Reykjavík Art Museum, about the exhibition Your Compound View - Selection from the collection from 1970-2010, now on view at Hafnarhús. The curator’s talk takes starts at 3 p.m. and takes place in Icelandic.
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The Art in Viðey: Guided tour in English, Viðey Island, Friday 13 June 12.30 p.m.

Heiðar Kári Rannversson, curator of public programs at Reykjavík Art Museum, leads a guided tour in English around the public art in Viðey Island.
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Curator‘s talk about the exhibition Reykjavík, Town, Structure, Kjarvalsstaðir, Saturday 7 June 3 p.m.

Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson talks with visitors about the exhibition Reykjavík, Town, Structure, now on view at Kjarvalsstaðir. The curator‘s talk takes place in Icelandic.
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Vegglist í Breiðholti, Listasafn Reykjavíkur og Miðberg

Listasafn Reykjavíkur og frístundamiðstöðin Miðberg standa í sumar fyrir listsmiðjum um vegglist fyrir ungmenni í Breiðholti.
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Guided tours in English and Happy Hour at Reykjavík Art Museum

Reykjavík Art Museum offers guided tours in English every week at Hafnarhús (Thursdays at 6 p.m.) and at Kjarvalsstaðir (Fridays at 1 p.m.). Happy Hour is on Thursdays from 6- 8 p.m. at Kaffi lyst in Hafnarhús.
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Kjarvalsstardir, saturday 7 June 8 p.m., FRUM: Lost and Found - Nordic Contemporary Music

The Frum- festival is a unique opportunity for music-lovers, and specially aspiring musicians, to experience live the masterworks of the contemporary repertoire.
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Reykjavik Arts Festival 2014: Kolbeinn Bjarnason - ...it remaineth on the ground no more, Hafarhus, Wednesday 28 May 8 p.m.

Kolbeinn Bjarnason plays two pieces for bass-flute and electronics – Flux by Hugi Guðmundsson and Merula by Irish composer Simon Mawhinney.
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Two exhibitions will be opened at Kjarvalsstaður on Saturday 31 May

The summer exhibitions showcases selected works from various periods of Icelandic art history, drawn from the collections of the Reykjavík Art Museum.
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Your Compound View will be opened at Hafnarhús on Saturday 24 May at 4 p.m.

The exhibition Your Compound View presents a selection of contemporary art from the collections of the Reykjavík Art Museum. A selection of works from 1970-2010 by 50 artists will be in the exhibition.
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Join in the RÚV Art Quiz

There is a new work of art every week, and on Monday mornings a winner is drawn from the correct answers live on radio on the programme Virkir morgnar on Rás 2.
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Jaðarber: Zoë Martlew, Hafnarhús, Wednesday 14. May 8 p.m.

Two concerts with Zoë Martlew, Wednesday 14. May and Wednesday 21. May at Hafnarhús. The concerts start at 8 p.m. Admission is free.
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Ásmundarsafn receives gifts

Auður Jónsdóttir gave Ásmundarsafn a wood carved piece made by Ásmundur Sveinsson in 1918 at the exhibition opening in Ásmundarsafn on Saturday.
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Last exhibitions day at Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 18 May : Harro and Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson-Core

Next Sunday the exhibitions Harro and Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson-Core are closing down at Kjarvalsstaðir.
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Join in the RÚV Art Quiz

In the coming weeks RÚV (national broadcasting) and the Reykjavík Art Museum will be holding the RÚV Art Quiz on the ruv.is website. Participants answer some questions about a work in the Reykjavík Art Museum collection.
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Gallery Talk in connection with the exhibition Core, Kjarvalsstadir, Sunday 11 May 3 p.m.

Gallery talk in icelandic with writer Ragna Sigurðardóttir about Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson’s exhibition now on view at Kjarvalsstaðir.
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Ásmundarsafn is closed until 10 May

Please notice! Ásmundarsafn will be closed from 28 April. The museum opens with a new exhibition, Selection from Ásmundur Sveinsson Collection on 10 May .
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Reykjavík Children's Culture Festival, Kjarvalsstaðir, Tuesday 29 April - Sunday 4 May

The Reykjavík Children’s Culture Festival is almost a week long art and culture festival dedicated to children and youth.
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IAA's annual Graduation 2014, Hafnarhús, 26. Apr - 11. May

IAA's annual Graduation show opens at 2 pm, Saturday 26 April at Reykjavík Art Museum - Hafnarhus.
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Artists´ Talks in connection with the exhibition “I’ve never seen figurative electricity”, Ásmundarsafn, Sunday 27 April 3 p.m.

Artists´ talk with Áslaug Í. K. Friðjónsdóttir, Ingunn Fjóla Ingþórsdóttir og Ragnar Már Nikulásson who participate in the exhibition “I’ve never seen figurative electricity” now on view at Ásmundarsafn.
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Nordic Affect: Bach reworked, Kjarvalsstaðir, Saturday 26. Apríl 5.15 p.m.

Concert with chamber ensemble Nordic Affect in collaboration with Reykjavík Art Museum.
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Concert: Trio Reykjavík, Kjarvalsstaðir, Friday 25 April 12:15 p.m.

Reykjavík Art Museum has in collaboration with Trio Reykjavík organized a series of midday concerts at Kjarvalsstaðir since 2008. Free admission.
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“I’ve never seen figurative electricity”, last exhibition day at Ásmundarsafn, Sunday 27 April

Next Sunday the exhibition “I’ve never seen figurative electricity” is closing down. The exhibition displays works by Icelandic sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson (1893-1982) along with new works by nine Icelandic contemporary artists.
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Join in the RÚV Art Quiz

In the coming weeks RÚV (national broadcasting) and the Reykjavík Art Museum will be holding the RÚV Art Quiz on the ruv.is website.
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2 for 1 on admission tickets at Kjarvalsstaðir during Easter

During the Easter or from 15 April to 22 April there is 2 for 1 on admission ticket at Kjarvalsstaðir. Three exhibitions are at Kjarvalsstaðir: Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir-Core, Harro and the Seasons in Kjarval´s Art. Welcome. Kjarvalssstaðir, Hafnarhús and Ásmundarsafn are closed on Friday 18th April and Sunday 21st April.
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The book Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson now available at Kjarvalsstaðir

The book Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson is now available at Kjarvalsstaðir where her exhibition Core is now on show.
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Last exhibitions day at Hafnarhús, Sunday 13 April

Next Sunday the exhibitions Foundation by Katrín Sigurðardóttir and the Cadences of Line and Color are closing down.
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Gallery talk in connection with the exhibition Harro, Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 13 April 3 p.m.

Gallery talk with writer Úlfar Þormóðsson about the works of the Finnish artist Harro, now on view at Kjarvalsstaðir.
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The Power of People: Wasting Words, Hafnarhús, Thursday 10 April at 8 p.m.

Nathan Woodhead of the global creative agency The Brooklyn Brothers will speak about storytelling and communication in the digital age. The lecture takes place at Reykjavik Art Museum Hafnarhús on Thursday, April 10 at 8PM.
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Artist‘s talk in connection with the exhibition Katrín Sigurðardóttir: Foundation, Hafnarhús, Saturday 12 April 3 p.m.

Katrín Sigurðardóttir will be joined by curator Markús Þór Andrésson for an artist’s talk in connection with Katrín’s work Foundation, now on view at Hafnarhús.
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TALK Series: Dieter Daniels – Audiovisualogy: hybridity of science, art, entertainment and business, Hafmarhús, Tuesday 8 April 8 p.m.

Dieter Daniels, Professor at the Academy of Visual Arts (HGB) in Leipzig, is this winter’s third guest in TALK Series.
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Artist‘s talk in connection with the exhibition Cadences of Line and Color, Hafnarhús, Saturday 5 April 3 p.m.

Artist’s talk with Sigurður Guðjónsson and Anna Þorvaldsdóttir where they will discuss their new installation Trajectories which is a part of the exhibition Cadences of Line and Color, now on view at Hafnarhús.
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Free admission for students in secondary schools

Students in secondary schools get free admission to Reykjavík Art Museum during teachers' strike in secondary schools.
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Hildur Yeoman fashion show/exhibition, Yulia.

Hildur Yeoman is an established Icelandic designer that in recent years has become well known for her successful accessory designs and unique illustrations.
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Gallery Talk in connection with the exhibition Core, Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 30 March 3 p.m.

Gallery talk with artist Anna Jóa about Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson’s exhibition now on view at Kjarvalsstaðir.
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Nordic Affect: From a 5 meter distance, Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 30 March 8 p.m.

Chamber ensemble Nordic Affect’s first concert in collaboration with Reykjavík Art Museum.
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Join in the RÚV Art Quiz

In the coming weeks RÚV (national broadcasting) and the Reykjavík Art Museum will be holding the RÚV Art Quiz on the ruv.is website. Participants answer some questions about a work in the Reykjavík Art Museum collection.
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Concert: Elektra Ensemble, Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 23 March 8 p.m.

Elektra Ensemble in concert, performing works by Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809), Luigi Boccherini (1743 –1805) and Johannes Brahms (1833 -1897).
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Jaðarber Concert Series: Svefnherbergi / Bedroom, Hafnarhús, Wednesday 19 March 8 p.m.

The Jaðarber concert series is held in close cooperation with Reykjavík Art Museum. The series is a venue that celebrates experiments in terms of how music is created and how it is performed.
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Hafnarhús – TALK series: Heike Munder, Hafnarhus, Tuesday 18 March 2014 8 p.m.

Heike Munder, director of the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zürich, is the first participant in this winter’s TALK Series, a collaborative visitor program initiated by the Reykjavík Art Museum, Icelandic Art Center and the Iceland Academy of the Arts.
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Gallery talk in connection with the exhibition Harro, Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 16 April 3 p.m.

Gallery talk with artist Berglind Jóna Hlynsdóttir about the exhibition Harro, now on view at Kjarvalsstaðir. The talk starts at 3 p.m. and takes place in Icelandic. Admission to the exhibition is 1.300 kr.
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Artist‘s talk in connection with the exhibition Cadences of Line and Color, Hafnarhús, Saturday 15 March 3 p.m.

Artist’s talk with Dodda Maggý where she will discusses her work DeCore (aurae) in the exhibition Cadences of Line and Color, now on view at Hafnarhús.
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Concert: Trio Reykjavík, Kjarvalsstaðir, friday 14 March 12:15 p.m.

Reykjavík Art Museum has in collaboration with Trio Reykjavík organized a series of midday concerts at Kjarvalsstaðir since 2008. This time Guðný Guðmundsdóttir violinist will be joined by celloist Gunnar Kvaran and pianist Gerrit Schuil. The program consists of works by Vivaldi, Beethoven and Bach as well as 18th 19th and 20th century romances.
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Icelandic Design Center lecture series: Dagný Bjarnadóttir - WASTE/MATERIAL, Hafnarhús, Thursday 13 March 8 p.m.

Landscape architect Dagný Bjarnadóttir will speak about the ideas, processes and design in projects where she has made use of materials that were previously ignored and considered waste.
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Artists´ Talks in connection with the exhibition “I’ve never seen figurative electricity”, Ásmundarsafn, Sunday 9 March 3 p.m.

Artists´ talk with Baldur Geir Bragason, Björk Viggósdóttir and Þór Sigurþórsson who participate in the exhibition “I’ve never seen figurative electricity” now on view at Ásmundarsafn.
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Symposium: Katrín Sigurðardóttir - Foundation, March 1, 1 p.m.

Please join us for a symposium on Saturday 1 March at Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús in connection with the exhibition.
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Augnablik Workspace for families at Hafnarhús

Augnablik is a brand new workspace designed by artist and designer Daniel Magnússon. The space is conceived for the museum‘s young visitiors and to everyone that wants to experiment with art.
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Playing with logos - Philosophy Workshop for kids, Kjarvalsstaðir, Friday 21 February 1-4 p.m.

Workshop in the idea lab for kids from 8 to 12 years of age. Artist Berglind Jóna Hlynsdóttir leads a workshop on the use of logos in art in connection with the exhibition Harro, now on view at Kjarvalsstaðir.
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Imagine Peace Tower lights up - honouring Yoko Ono´s birthday

The City of Reykjavík has decided to light up the Imagine Peace Tower on Ms. Yoko Ono’s birthday February 18th.
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Curator´s talk in connection with the exhibition Cadences of Line and Color, Hafnarhús, Saturday 22 February 3 p.m.

Curator´s talk with Jón Proppé about the exhibition Cadences of Line and Color on view at Reykjavík Art Museum- Hafnarhús. The exhibition is in three parts and showcases works of art in the spirit of “visual music.”
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Jaðarber Concert Series: Sonic 2.1. Hafnarhús, Wednesday 19. February 8 p.m.

On Wednesday the 19th of February, Jadarber will perform a selection of works from Sonic - Festival 2.0 that took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, in september 2013.
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Icelandic Design Center lecture series: Mike Friton – Footwear Design Innovator, Hafnarhús, Thursday 13 February 8 p.m.

Iceland Design Centre Lecture series is organized in collaboration with the Reykjavík Art Museum and the Iceland Academy of the Arts. The series features talks by local and international designers and architects about their recent works and current topics within the field.
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Artist‘s talk: Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson, Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 9 February 3 p.m.

Artist‘s talk with Hildur Ásgeirsdottur Jónsson in connection with her exhibtion Core, now on view at Kjarvalsstaðir. For over fifteen years, Jónsson has merged painting and weaving, creating paintings on hand-dyed, woven silk thread.
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Museum Night 2014 - Friday 7. February from 7 p.m. – 12.p.m. (midnight)

Reykjavík Art Museum offers a diverse program at all its locations on Museum Night: Hafnarhús, Kjarvalsstaðir and Ásmundarsafn. Admission to the Museum and its program is free and open to everyone.
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Two exhibitions will be opened at Reykjavík Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir: Harro and Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson

Two exhibitions will be opened at Reykjavík Art Museum-Kjarvalsstaðir on Saturday 8 February at 4. p.m. Exhibition of works by the Finnish artist Harro and exhibition of works by Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson entitled Core.
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Reykjavík Visual Music • Punto y Raya Festival 2014

The first edition of Reykjavik Visual Music – Punto y Raya Festival will take place at Harpa, the Reykjavík Concert Hall and Conference Center. The exhibition Cadences of Line and Color at Hafnarhús, showcasing works of art in the spirit of “visual music” by over 30 artists, will coincide with the opening of the festival.
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The exhibition Cadences of Line and Color will be opened at Reykjavík Art Museum, Hafnarhús on Saturday 1 February at 8 p.m.

This exhibition showcases works of art in the spirit of “visual music” by over 30 artists. Curators are Hafþór Yngvason, Yean Fee Quay and Jón Proppé. The exhibition opening will coincide with the opening of the inaugural Reykjavík Visual Music–Punto y Raya Festival, which will be held at the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre from 30 January –2 February.
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Kaffi lyst has been opened at Hafnarhús- Delicious soups, pies, paninis, sandwiches and pastries

Jón Örn Angantýsson baker has opened Kaffi lyst on the second floor at Hafnarhúsið. He offers delicious soups with homemade bread and salad, delicious pies that are served with couscous and salad, hot paninis are served and great sandwiches. Good selection of all kinds of cakes which are baked locally.
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Mozart‘s Anniversary Concert, Kjarvalsstaðir, Monday 27 January 6 p.m.

The Italian Pianist Domenico Codispoti plays at the annual concert in memoriam of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at Kjarvalsstaðir on Monday 27 January at 6 p.m.
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Katrín Sigurðardóttir: Foundation-The Icelandic Pavillion at the Venice Biennale 2013, exhibition opening at Hafnarhús, Saturday 25 January at 4 p.m.

Reykjavík Art Museum is pleased to present Katrín Sigurðardóttir’s work Foundation, with which she represented Iceland at the Venice Biennale in 2013.
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On Sunday 26 January the exhibition Kjarval Complete 2 – The Banks‘ Collections is closing down

Over the years Icelandic banks have purchased and conserved many works by Icelandic artists, and they own large collections of art works by Jóhannes S. Kjarval, one of Iceland’s leading artists of the 20th century.
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TALK Series: Nicolaus Schafhausen, Hafnarhús, Tuesday 21. January 8 p.m.

Nicolaus Schafhausen, director of the Kunsthalle Wien in Austria, is the first participant in this winter’s TALK Series. Schafhausen’s lecture, entitled “Intelligent Entertainment on the Rise”, will deal with issues that contemporary art institutions are facing today.
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Artists´ Talks in connection with the exhibition “I’ve never seen figurative electricity”, Ásmundarsafn, Sunday 19 January 3 p.m.

Artists´ talk with Hrafnhildur Halldórsdóttir, Sólveig Einarsdóttir and Þuríður Rós Sigurþórsdóttir who participate in the exhibition “I’ve never seen figurative electricity” on view at Ásmundarsafn from 18 January.
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Last weekend: Icelandic video art from 1975 – 1990

On Sunday the 19th of January the exhibition Icelandic video art from 1975 – 1990 at Hafnarhús is closing down. The aim of the exhibition is thus to focus on the 1980s, and the crucial place of that decade in the history of Icelandic video art.
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Opening at Ásmundarsafn: “I’ve never seen figurative electricity” Saturday 18 January at 4 p.m.

The exhibition displays works by Icelandic sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson (1893-1982) along with new works by nine Icelandic contemporary artists. By highlighting abstract works from the later period of his career, the exhibition seeks to shed light on similarities found in works of contemporary art today.
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Icelandic Design Center lecture series: Scintilla, Hafnarhús, Thursday 16 January at 8 p.m.

Iceland Design Centre Lecture series is organized in collaboration with the Reykjavík Art Museum and the Iceland Academy of the Arts. The series features talks by local and international designers and architects about their recent works and current topics within the field.
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Curator´s talk in connection with the exhibition Icelandic video art from 1975 – 1990, Hafnarhús, Saturday 11 January 3. p.m.

Curator´s talk with Margrét Elísabet Ólafsdóttir about the exhibition Icelandic video art from 1975 – 1990 now on view at Reykjavík Art Museum- Hafnarhús. The exhibition runs until 19 January. The talk starts at 3 p.m. and takes place in Icelandic.
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Elektra Ensemble – New Year’s Joy, Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 12 January 8 p.m.

Elektra Ensemble‘s New Year´s concert at Reykjavík Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir. This year the Ensemble will be joined by The Five in Tango Ensemble and play a selection of Icelandic, Finnish and South American Tango.
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Alexander Rodchenko and Tomas Martišauskis - Last weekend

Next Sunday the exhibitions Revolution in Photography by Alexander Rodchenko at Kjarvalsstaðir and Creature by Tomas Martišauskis at Hafnarhús are closing down.
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Ásmundarsafn is closed until 18 January

Ásmundarsafn is closed until 18 January when the exhibition “I’ve never seen figurative electricity” will be opened.
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Last weekend-Fountains and Interplay

Next Sunday the exhibitions Fountains by Zilvinas Kempinas and Interplay exhibition by Anna Hallin are closing down. The exhibition Interplay at Hafnarhús is a large site-specific installation. It is a landscape of sort with pools of magnetic tape waves that are driven by heavy-duty industrial fans. In her exhibition Interplay at Ásmundarsafn, Swedish-Icelandic artist Anna Hallin explores the threads that form so many connections in the history of art, between different countries, cultures and periods, and between one artist and another.
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Guided tour in Lithuanian through the exhibitions Creature and Fountains, Hafnarhús -Saturday 4 January at 3 p.m.

Reykjavík Art Museum offers a guided tour through the exhibitions in Lithuanian, on the occasion of the exhibitions of Zilvinas Kempinas and Tomas Martišauskis in Hafnarhús. The guided tour is part of the project Reykjavík Safari Fokus.
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Barmhlíðar-Choir at Reykjavík Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir, December 21 at 1 p.m.

Barmahlíðar-Choir will perform on December 21 at 1. p. m. at Kjarvalsstaðir. The choir will sing classic Christmas songs in a nice and cozy atmosphere. The choir has been singing for two years but it originally came together to sing at a birthday party. The conductor is Örlygur Benediktsson.
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Kjarvalsstaðir – Concert: Trio Reykjavik, Friday December 20 12.15 p.m.

Reykjavik Art Museum has in collaboration with Trio Reykjavik organized a series of midday concerts at Kjarvalsstaðir since 2008. On Friday December 20th, Guðný Guðmundsdóttir violinist will be joined by pianist Peter Maté and singer Hulda Björk Garðarsdóttir. The program consists of works by Mozart, Corelli, Bach and Strauss.
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Hafnarhús - Guided tour with the Museum Belt, saturday 14 December 11 a.m.

Guided tour with the Museum Belt through the exhibitions now on view in Hafnarhús.
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Lucia celebration in connection with the exhibition Interplay, Friday 13. December 4-6 p.m.

On Friday the 13th we will celebrate Swedish tradition of Saint Lucy's Day in connection with Anna Hallin’s exhibiton at Reykjavik Art Museum - Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum.
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The lecture by Heike Munder has been canceled

The lecture by Heike Munder, director of the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zürich, has been canceled. The Lecture was supposed to be the first in this winter’s TALK Series, a collaborative visitor program initiated by the Reykjavík Art Museum, Icelandic Art Center and the Iceland Academy of the Arts. The lecture was to take place on Thuesday the 10th of December 2013.
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The Christmas Creatures in Reykjavík Art Museum-Hafnarhús

All Christmas Creatures of Reykjavík City will be located in Reykjavík Art Museum- Hafnarhús in December. The theme of the Christmas in Reykjavík project is based on the Christmas Creatures. The Creatures are an important factor in introducing the specialty of Icelandic Christmas in the capital city of Iceland in a new and unusual way for its inhabitants and visitors alike.
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Epal gives Reykjavík Art Museum 25 chairs by Arne Jacobsen

On the 3rd of December 2013 Reykjavík Art Museum got a gift of 25 chairs by Danish designer Arne Jacobsen from Epal. The chairs add to the 80 chairs of the same type that are already in the museum.
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Reykjavik Art Museum - Opening hours Christmas 2013

Here you can find opening hours for Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhus, Kjarvalsstaðir and Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum during Christmas 2013.
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Kjarvalsstaðir – Gallery talk on Kjarval Complete 2 – The Banks‘ Collections, Saturday 7. December 3 p.m.

Art Historian Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson will talk about the work of Jóhannes S. Kjarval in the collection of Landsbankinn.
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Viðey Island - Peace and Multiculturalism, Saturday 8. December 2.15 – 5 p.m.

On Saturday December 8th, the yearly event Peace and Multiculturalism will take place in Viðey Island. The event is a perfect opportunity for families to enjoy a fun program and experience togetherness in the peaceful environment of Viðey Island.
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Safneignarsíða Listasafns Reykjavíkur opnuð / Jaðarber á Kjarvalsstöðum / Vatnslitasmiðja í Hafnarhúsi / Kærleikskúlan 2013

Stórum áfanga var náð í sögu Listasafns Reykjavíkur í dag þegar safneign þess var gerð aðgengileg á síðunni safneign.listasafnreykjavikur.is. Á miðvikudagskvöld heldur Jaðarber einstæða tónleika á Kjarvalsstöðum og er aðgangur ókeypis. Á laugardaginn mun Björg Viggósdóttir halda utan um skemmtilega vatnslita vídeósmiðju í Hafnarhúsinu. Kærleikskúlan 2013 er eftir Ragnar Kjartansson.
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View our art collection at safneign.listasafnreykjavikur.is

The Reykjavík Art Museum is celebrating a landmark today, when nearly nine thousand works of art become accessible on-line on the new safneign.listasafnreykjavikur.is website. The site provides pictures and information on works by Icelandic artists from the early twentieth century until 2013; and a map of Reykjavík provides a guide to works of art in public spaces in the city. Art historians have written informative notes on selected works in the collection.
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The globe of goodwill

THINK PIECE by Ragnar Kjartansson is the Globe of Goodwill for 2013. In the year 2003, The Benefit Society for Children with Disabilities commenced the release of the Globe of Goodwill. It has developed into a unique collection of artwork created by many of our most distinguished artists.
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Hafnarhús – Watercolour Video Workshop in connection with the exhibitions in Hafnarhús, Saturday 30 November 2 p.m.

Reykjavik Art Museum offers families to attend a short workshop in connection with the exhibitions now on view in Hafnarhús. Participants have the opportunity to create video works under the guidance of artist Björk Viggósdóttir.
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Kjarvalsstaðir – Jaðarber Concert Series: For John Cage (1982) by Morton Feldman, Wednesday 27 November 8 p.m.

Violinist Una Sveinbjarnardóttir and pianist Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir will perform Morton Feldman’s work For John Cage (1982) on 27 November at Kjarvalsstaðir.
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Gallery talk in connection with the exhibition Kjarval Complete 2 – The Banks‘ Collections, Saturday 23. November 3 p.m.

On Saturday 23 November, Art Historian Ólafur Gíslason and Klara Stephensen will talk about the work of Jóhannes S. Kjarval in connection with the exhibition Kjarval Complete 2 – The Banks‘ Collections.
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Lecture Series, Gagarin: To Understand through Experience, Thursday, November 21 at 8 p.m.

Nils Wiberg works as interaction designer at Gagarin, a company that is known for their highly interactive exhibitions. In the Iceland Design Centre Lecture Series, Wiberg will speak about the different ways in which one can translate knowledge to design and how it is being done in Gagarin.
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Kjarvalsstaðir – Lecture on the works of Rodchenko, Kjarvalsstadir, Sunday 17 November 3.p.m.

In connection with the exhibition Alexander Rodchenko: Revolution in Photography, Reykjavík Art Museum organizes a lecture series in October and November on the artist‘s life and work. The lecture starts at 3 p.m. and is in Icelandic.
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Idea Lab opens at Kjarvalsstaðir, Thursday 7 November at 4 p.m.

New and exciting workshop for the younger generation, called The Idea Lab, will be opened at Kjarvalsstaðir next Thursday at 4 p.m. The main goal with the Idea lab is to create a space for younger visitors to make a meaningful connection with the art on view.
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Iceland Airwaves at Reykjavik Art Museum Friday and Saturday

Here is the rest of the schedule at Reykjavik Artmuseum - Hafnarhús.
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Workshop in connection with the exhibition Alexander Rodchenko: Revolution in Photography. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 3 November 2 p.m.

Sunday 3 November Reykjavík Art Museum offers families to attend a short workshop in connection with the exhibiton Alexander Rodchenko: Revolution in Photography now on view at Kjarvalsstaðir.
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Guided Tours in English through the exhibitions at Hafnarhús, Saturday 2 November and Sunday 3 November 1 p.m.

During Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavík Art Museum offers guided tours through the exhibitions in Hafnarhús, one of the main venues of the festival. On view at the museum are new works by two Lithuanian artists: Creature by Tomas Martišauskis and the installation Fountains by Zilvinas Kempinas. Also on view at the museum is the exhibition Icelandic video art from 1975 – 1990 showing works of video art by Icelandic artists.
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Concert: Elektra and Ingibjörg, Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 3 November 8 p.m.

On Sunday 3 November Elektra Ensemble will be joined by soprano Ingibjörg Guðjónsdóttir at Reykjavík Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir. The programme consists of works by A. Bliss, L.V. Beethoven, A. Previn, C. Ives, A. Copland, H. Villa-Lobos and G. Gershwin.
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Vika 43

Á fyrirlestraröð Hönnunarmiðstöðvar á fimmtudaginn ætla fjórir Creative Directors af stórum auglýsingastofum í Reykjavík að segja frá því hvernig sé að starfa í breyttum heimi miðlunar. Vegglistaverk Theresu Himmer verður afhjúpað við athöfn í Breiðholtinu á laugardaginn og eru allir velkomnir. Gerningar og gjörningaveður í vídeólist á Norðurlöndunum er yfirskrift Nordic Outbreak hátíðarinnar sem fram fer í Hafnarhúsinu um helgina. Á sunnudaginn leiðir Anna Hallin gesti um sýningu sína Samleik, í Ásmundarsafni.
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Artist‘s talk: Anna Hallin, Asmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum, Sunday 27 October 3 p.m.

Artist‘s talk with Anna Hallin about the exhibtion Interplay, now on view in Ásmundarsafn. The lecure starts at 3 p.m. and is in Icelandic. Admission is kr. 1200.
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Nordic Outbreak visits Reykjavík Art Museum, Hafnarhús, Friday 25 October – Sunday 27 october

On October 25–27 Nordic Outbreak visits Reykjavík Art Museum. Nordic Outbreak is a traveling exhibition of moving image artworks by contemporary Nordic artists, curated for public space. The exhibition program launched in New York City in March 2013 and travels throughout the Nordic region and internationally through the fall 2013, accompanied by public programs.
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A mural by Theresa Himmer is to be unveiled in Breiðholt on 26. October at 2 p.m.

The Reykjavík Art Museum invites Breiðholt residents and other Reykjavík people to the formally unveiling of the mural Concrete Manifestation by Theresa Himmer on the apartment building Jórufell 2-12 in Breiðholt on Saturday 26 October at 14:00. The work will be unveiled by Reykjavík Mayor Jón Gnarr; the idea for the mural project arose from the Mayor’s interest in giving the people of the city opportunities to enjoy art in their daily lives.
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Icelandic Design Center Lecture Series: New Approaches, Hafnarhús, Thursday 24 October 8 p.m.

On Thursday October 24th, Creative Directors of leading Icelandic ad agencies will speak about their practices. The lectures are in Icelandic.
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Vika 42 - Fréttabréf Listasafns Reykjavíkur

Boðið verður upp á ókeypis tónleika frá miðvikudegi til laugardags í Hafnarhúsinu en þá stendur yfir Sláturtíð 2013. Á sunnudaginn flytur Einar Falur fyrirlestur um Rodchenko á Kjarvalsstöðum og þá verður einnig boðið upp á örsmiðju fyrir börn (6 ára og eldri) á Ásmundarsafni.
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Lecture on the works of Rodchenko, Kjarvalsstaðir, sunday 20 October 3 p.m.

In connection with the exhibition Alexander Rodchenko: Revolution in Photography, Reykjavík Art Museum organizes a lecture series in October and November on the artist‘s life and work.
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Workshop in connection with the exhibition Anna Hallin: Interplay, Asmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum, Sunday 20 October 2 p.m.

Reykjavík Art Museum offers families to attend a short workshop in connection with the exhibiton, Anna Hallin: Interplay now on view at Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculture Museum. Focus will be placed on creating three dimensional works inspired by the works of Anna Hallin.
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Guðný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir awarded by the Guðmunda S. Kristinsdóttir Fund

Artist Erró awarded today Guðnýju Rósu Ingimarsdóttur prize money and recognition from the Guðmunda S. Kristinsdóttir fund, for her contribution in the field of art. The award ceremony took place at the opening of the exhibition Erró-The World Today at Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús.
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Sláturtíð Music Festival 2013, Hafnarhús, Wednesday 16 October through Saturday 19 October 8 p.m.

Sláturtíð is an annual music festival of S.L.Á.T.U.R., a composer collective centered in Reykjavík, and will be held for the fifth time from 16th-19th of October at Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús. The music festival is held in collaboration with the concert series Jaðarber and Reykjavik Art Museum.
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Vika 41 - Fréttabréf Listasafns Reykjavíkur

Sýning á nýjum verkum Errós verður opnuð í Hafnarhúsinu laugardaginn 12. október kl. 16 að listamanninum viðstöddum. Friðarsúlan verður tendruð miðvikudaginn 9. október og er boðið upp á ferðir út í Viðey að því tilefni. Á sunnudaginn heldur dagskráin Ásmundur Sveinsson: Meistarahendur áfram og að þessu sinni mun Sigurður Pálsson skáld ræða um stefnur og strauma í listum og menningu í Frakklandi á fyrri hluta 20. aldar. Nú má nálgast myndir frá sýningaropnun á Kjarvalsstöðum um liðna helgi á Facebook síðu Listsafns Reykjavíkur.
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Ásmundarsafn – Lecture, Sunday 13 October 3 p.m.

The Poet Sigurður Pálsson discusses the work of sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson‘s work in relation to the art and culture of Paris in the first decades of the 20th century, but Ásmundur Sveinsson lived and worked there in the 1920‘s.
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Viðey – Relighting the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER, Wednesday 9 October 6 - 10.15 p.m.

As previous years, the Imagine Peace Tower by Yoko Ono will be re-lit durring a peaceful ceremony on 9 October, John Lennon’s day of birth. Free boat rides to Viðey Island will be available and everyone can attend the ceremony.
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New Erró Exhibition: The World Today will be opened at Reykjavík Art Museum, Hafnarhús, next Saturday

The exhibition, Erró: The World Today will be opened at Reykjavík Art Museum, Hafnarhús, on Saturday 5 October at 4 p.m in attendance of the artist. The curator of the exhibition is Danielle Kvaran. The Mayor of Reykjavík, Mr Jón Gnarr, will open the exhibition.
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New Erró Exhibition: The World Today will be opened at Reykjavík Art Museum, Hafnarhús, next Saturday

The exhibition, Erró: The World Today will be opened at Reykjavík Art Museum, Hafnarhús, on Saturday 5 October at 4 p.m in attendance of the artist. The curator of the exhibition is Danielle Kvaran.
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Ásmundarsafn – Lecture, sunday 13 October 3 p.m.

The Poet Sigurður Pálsson discusses the work of sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson‘s work in relation to the art and culture of Paris in the first decades of the 20th century, but Ásmundur Sveinsson lived and worked there in the 1920‘s.
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Vika 40 - Fréttabréf Listasafns Reykjavíkur

Tvær sýningar verða opnaðar á Kjarvalsstöðum á laugardaginn. Þetta eru sýningarnar Alexander Rodchenko: Bylting í ljósmyndun og Mynd af heild 2 – Kjarval bankanna. Á sunnudaginn verður haldið málþing um sýningu Rodchenkos á Kjarvalsstöðum. Í tengslum við yfirlitssýninguna Íslensk vídeólist frá 1975-1990 sem nú stendur yfir í Hafnarhúsi býður Listasafn Reykjavíkur upp á leiðsögn fimmtudaginn 3. október kl. 18. Nú má nálgast myndir frá sýningaropnun Jóhannesar Kjarvals í Pétursborg á Facebook síðu Listsafns Reykjavíkur.
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Lecture on the works of Rodchenko, Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 6 October 3 p.m.

In connection with the exhibition Alexander Rodchenko: Revolution in Photography, Reykjavík Art Museum organizes a lecture series in October and November on the artist‘s life and work.
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Hafnarhús – Artist‘s Talk in connection with the exhibition Icelandic Video Art from 1975-1990. Thursday 3 October 6 p.m.

A talk with the artist Sigrún Harðardóttir about the exhibition Icelandic Video Art from 1975-1990. Sigrún Harðardóttir‘s work Dawn / Dögun from 1986 is on view in the exhibiton.
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Alexander Rodchenko and the Kjarval Complete 2 opened at Kjarvalsstaðir on 5 October

The exhibition, Revolution in Photography by Alexander Rodchenko will be opened at the Reykjavík Art Museum’s Kjarvalsstaðir site 5 October 5 at 4 p.m . The exhibition is a retrospective of Rodchenko´s works, who was one of the leading Russian avant-garde artists. At the same time the exhibition Kjarval Complete 2 – The Banks‘ Collections will be opened at Kjarvalsstaðir. The exhibition is one aspect of the Reykjavík Art Museum‘s intention to provide as comprehensive a view as possible of Kjarval‘s oeuvre.
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Hafnarhús – Performance:Hafnarhús, Sunday 22 September at 2 p.m.

In connection with the exhibition Icelandic Video Art from 1975-1990 in Hafnarhús, the artist Sigrún Harðardóttir and pianist Eydís Helena Evertsen will do a performance through music and painting. The event starts at 2 p.m.
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Guided tour in Lithuanian through the exhibitions Creature and Fountains, Hafnarhús -Saturday 28 September at 3 p.m.

Reykjavik Art Museum offers an introduction to the museum and guided tour through the exhibitons in Lithuanian, on the occasion of the exhibitions of Zilvinas Kempinas and Tomas Martišauskis in Hafnarhús. The guided tour is part of the project Reykjavik Safari Fokus.
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Vika 38 - Fréttabréf Listasafns Reykjavíkur

Á fimmtudaginn hefst að nýju fyrirlestrarröð Hönnunarmiðstöðar í Hafnarhúsinu, vöruhönnuður og fatahönnuður kynna verkefni sín. Samleikur, sýning Önnu Hallin verður opnuð í Ásmundarsafni á laugardaginn. Hinni geysivinsælu sýningu Íslensk myndlist 1900-1950: Frá landslagi til abstraktlistar, lýkur sunnudaginn 22. september og þriðjudaginn 24. september hefst tónleikaröð Jaðarbers í Hafnarhúsinu.
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Icelandic Art 1900-1950- Exhibition closing on Sunday 22 September

The exhibition Icelandic Art 1900-1950: From Landscape to Abstract Art will be closed down on Sunday 22 September. The exhibition gives an overview of Icelandic art from 1900-1950.
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Jaðarber: Clever Else and Ensemble neoN, Hafnarhús, Tuesday 24 September at 8 p.m.

The first event of the music series Jaðarber premieres Clever Else, a new music theatre piece by composer Thórunn Gréta Sigurdardóttir. The piece is based on a fairy tale by the broters Grimm.
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The exhibition Interplay by Anna Hallin will be opened at Ásmundarsafn on Saturday 21. September at 4. p.m.

In this exhibition Anna works with a kind of interplay between her own works and the sculptures of Ásmundur Sveinsson (1893-1982), while also examining Ásmundur’s links with Sweden and the work of Carl Milles, who was Ásmundur’s tutor for several years in Stockholm. The exhibition includes sculptures by Anna, as well as drawings and an installation, which interact with the building that houses the Ásmundur Sveinsson Museum, and a selection of his works from the 1930s and 40s.
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Icelandic Design Center lecture series: Young Talents, Hafnarhús, Thursday 19 September at 8 p.m.

On Thursday 19 September, product designer, Þórunn Árnadóttir and fashion designer, Magnea Einarsdóttir who both participated in the Nordic Design Talk at Felleshus in Berlin in early September, speak about their projects and process.
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Ásmundarsafn is closed from 16-20 September

Ásmundarsafn is closed from 16-20 September Ásmundarsafn will be closed from Monday 16 September – 20 September due to preparation of the exhibition Interval by Anna Hallin. The exhibition will open at the museum on Saturday 21. September at 4. p.m.
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Vika 37 - Fréttabréf Listasafns Reykjavíkur

Borgartréð 2013 verður formlega útnefnt við hátíðlega athöfn fimmtudaginn 12. september en það er Ilmbjörk, íslenskt birki í garði Ásmundarsafns. Á föstudaginn er boðið upp á ókeypis hádegistónleika á Kjarvalsstöðum og á laugardaginn verða 3 sýningar opnaðar í Hafnarhúsinu.
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Ásmundarsafn is closed today, Wednesday 11 September

Ásmundarsafn is closed today, Wednesday 11 September for renovations. The museum will also be closed on Monday 16 September and Tuesday 17 September.
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Thursday 12 September 3 p.m. Ásmundarsafn – Tree of the year in the sculpture garden of Ásmundarsafn

Each year The Icelandic Forestry Association nominates a Tree of the Year. A Birch tree in the sculpture garden of Ásmundarsafn, planted in 1944 by Ásmundur Sveinsson‘s wife Ingrid Sveinsson and his sister Anna Sveinsdóttir, has been chosen as this years tree.
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Three exhibitions will be opened at Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús next Saturday

Three exhibitions will be opened at Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús next Saturday at 4 p.m. These are exhibitions by Zilvinas Kempinas, Tomas Martišauskis along with the joint exhibition Icelandic Video Art from 1975-1990.
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Concert: Trio Reykjavik, Kjarvalsstaðir, Friday 13 September 12.15 p.m.

Reykjavik Art Museum have in collaboration with Trio Reykjavik organized a series of midday concerts at Kjarvalsstaðir since 2008. On Friday September 13, Guðný Guðmundsdóttir violinist will be joined by Ari Þór Vilhjálmsson violinist and Þórunn Ósk Marínósdóttir viola player and they will play works by Jean Marie Leclaire, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonin Dvořák.
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Vika 36 - Fréttabréf Listasafns Reykjavíkur

Á laugardaginn verður boðið upp á leiðsögn með safnabeltið á Kjarvalsstöðum. Dagskráin Ásmundur Sveinsson: Meistarahendur, heldur áfram sunnudaginn 8. september í Ásmundarsafni en hún er haldin í tilefni af því að í ár eru 120 ár frá fæðingu myndhöggvarans. Einnig vekjum við athygli á 3 sýningum sem verða opnaðar í Hafnarhúsinu síðar í mánuðinum.
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Ásmundarsafn – Lecture, Sunday September 8th 3 p.m.

Artist and Art Historian Guðrún Erla Geirsdóttir (GERLA) discusses the female form and presence in Ásmundur Sveinsson‘s work.
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Kjarvalsstaðir: Guided tour with the Museum Belt, saturday September 7th 11 a.m

Guided tour in Icelandic with the Museum Belt through the exhibition Icelandic Art 1900-1950 now on view at Kjarvalsstaðir.
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Vika 35 - Fréttabréf

Listasafn Reykjavíkur hefur unnið náið með þjóðarsafninu í St. Pétursborg við undirbúning sýningar á verkum Jóhannesar Kjarvals sem verður opnuð þann 26. september 2013. Sýningarlok verða á þremur sýningum í Hafnarhúsinu um helgina. Listasafn Reykjavíkur er samstarfsaðili Reykjavík Dance Festival í ár og verður boðið upp á fjölbreytta dagskrá í Hafnarhúsinu dagana 23. ágúst – 1. september. Kynning verður á fræðslumöguleikum Listasafns Reykjavíkur á fimmtudaginn og nú er hægt að nálgast myndir frá Menningarnótt á facebook síðu Listasafns Reykjavíkur.
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Kjarval exhibition at the Marble Palace in St. Petersburg

A retrospective of the work of Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval (1885-1972), one of Iceland's leading artists of the 20th century, will open on September 26 at the prestigious State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. The exhibition will be formally opened by the President of Iceland, Mr Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson.
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Possibilities in Museum education at Reykjavik Art Museum

The Educational department of Reykjavik Art Museum introduces possibilities in education for the upcoming winter at Reykajvik Art Museum Hafnarhús, Thursday August 29th from 5 pm - 6 pm. The event takes place in Icelandic, is free and open to all.
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Exhibitions' closing

Three exhibitions close down next Sunday, September 1. These exhibitions are The Sound of a Bugle in a Shoebox: Magnús Pálsson - A Performance, Huginn Þór Arason and Andrea Maack: Interval and Theresa Himmer: All State.
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Reykjavík Dance Festival, Hafnarhus, August 23rd – September 1st

Reykjavik Art Museum is one of the venues for this years edition of Reykjavik Dance Festival and presents a varied program from August 23rd – September 1st.
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Vika 34 - Fréttabréf

Fyrirlestur um sýningu Hugins Arasonar og Andreu Maack, Kaflaskipti, fer fram í Hafnarhúsinu á fimmtudagskvöldið. Menningarnótt 2013 verður formlega sett með afhjúpun á útilistaverki eftir Rafael Barrios sem staðsett er við Höfðatorg en í framhaldi verður boðið upp á leiðsögn um útilistaverkin við norður-strandlengjuna. Meðal annars efnis sem í boði verður í Listasafni Reykjavíkur á Menningarnótt er klukkutíma hádegis-partí í Hafnarhúsi og tónleikar á Kjarvalsstöðum þar sem íslenskum og rússneskum sönghefðum er fléttað saman. Reykjavík Dance Festival hefst síðan þann 23. ágúst en Hafnarhúsið er einn af aðalvettvöngum hátíðarinnar.
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Reykjavik Culture Night 2013, Saturday 24 August

Reykjavík Art Museum offers a diverse program at Hafnarhús and Kjarvalsstaðir for this years Reykjavik Culture Night, that will take place on Saturday August 24th. The program is free and open to everyone.
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Culture Night 2013 opens with an unveiling of a sculpture by Rafael Barrios

Reykjavík Culture Night 2013 will be officially launched on, 24 August at 12.30 p.m. with an unveiling of a sculpture by the American artist Rafael Barrios at Höfðatún. The Mayor of Reykjavík, Jón Gnarr will unveil the work, Obtusa.
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Reykjavík Dance Festival, Hafnarhús, August 23rd – September 1st

Reykjavík Dance Festival is Iceland´s only independent and professional dance festival and has been a very important factor in the development of the dance scene in Iceland, since it was founded in 2002. The aim of the festival is to create a platform for choreographers and dancers in Iceland and to bring international choreographers to share their work with Icelandic audiences. This year the festival takes place in five venues, one of them the Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús.
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Interval: Lecture in relation to the exhibition, Thursday August 22nd 8 PM

On August 22nd, Design Historian Elisabet V. Ingvarsdóttir will speak on the topic of the period room, its objective and claim to authenticity. After the lecture, curator Shauna Laurel Jones and artist Huginn Þór Arason will discuss the topic in relation to the exhibition Interval.
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Hafnarhús - The Sound of a Bugle in a Shoebox: Magnús Pálsson - A Performance Retrospective 1980-2013, Symposium August 17th

The symposium is held in connection with the exhibition The Sound of a Bugle in a Shoebox: Magnús Pálsson - A Performance Retrospective 1980-2013. Discussions will focus on the relationship between Pálsson‘s collaborations, teaching practice and his artistic practice as he came to see teaching as an important aspect of his own artistic production.
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Reykjavík Art Museum open all Merchants' Weekend

Reykjavík Art Museum is open on Verslunarmannahelgin, "Merchants' Weekend" as usual from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The entrance ticket is valid to all three museums (Hafnarhús, Kjarvalsstaðir and Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum) at the same day.
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Evening Walking Tour – Pub walk, Thursday 15 August 8 p.m.

The Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík City Library, City Museum and the Reykjavík Museum of Photography lead a walk around pubs in the central area on Thursday 15 August.
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The Icelandic Chamber Music Festival - Concert program in Hafnahús 10-13 August

The Icelandic Chamber Music Festival examines the fusion between classical and contemporary music and art and encourages conversation between musicians, performers and composers. The festival’s main emphasis is on nurturing the grassroots, therefore young international musicians and composers carry the weight of the festival.
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Ásmundarsafn: Tales from the Vault - Sculptures Inspired by Literature, Sunday 11 August 3 p.m

On Sunday August 11th, ethnologist and translator Ingunn Ásdísardóttir will give a guided tour of the exhibiton. The tour takes place in Icelandic and starts at 3 p.m.
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Evening walk in Hallsteinn Sigurðsson Sculpture Park, Thursday 1 August 8 p.m

Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson, art historian, leads a guided tour through the park accompanied by the the artist Hallsteinn Sigurðsson. The tour takes place in Icelandic and starts by the walking path on Strandvegur in Gufunes at 20 p.m. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.
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New Artworks in Breiðholt Reykjavík

Artists Sara Riel and Theresa Himmer have been chosen to make new works of art for the City of Reykjavik and Reykjavik Art Museum. Their art works will be made on two big walls in Breiðholt.
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Vika 28 - Menningarsafarí og Frum tónlistarhátíðin 2013

Reykjavík Menningarsafarí verður haldið í sjötta skipti fimmtudaginn 11. júlí. Þá standa menningar-stofnanir Reykjavikurborgar fyrir kvölddagskrá á fimm tungumálum, þar sem markmiðið er að fræða innflytjendur og aðra áhugasama um söfn, styttur, leikhús og aðra markverða staði í miðbæ Reykjavíkur. Tónlistarhátíðin Frum, sem fram fer um helgina á Kjarvalsstöðum, er einstakt tækifæri fyrir alla tónlistarunnendur og upprennandi tónlistarfólk til að fá að upplifa tímamótaverk tónlistarsögunnar að eigin raun.
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Sunday July 7th is The Icelandic Museum Day.

On this day museums all over iceland offer special programmes.
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Frum - 2013, Dal Niente, Kjarvalsstaðir 13 and 14 July at 8 p.m.

Frum- is a festival for contemporary music taking place in Reykjavík/Iceland every summer. The goal of the festival is to introduce masterpieces of contemporary music literature. Pieces that have already established themselves within music history but nevertheless are seldom heard in the concert halls of Reykjavík.
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Multi-lingual Evening Walking Tour: Reykjavík Culture Safari, Thursday 11 July, 8 p.m.

The cultural life in the center of Reykjavík will be introduced in guided walking tours in English, Polish, Spanish, Thai and Filipino, Thursday 11th of July, at 8 p.m. The walk takes about an hour, after which all five groups meet at the Reykjavík Art Museum in Tryggvagata for an intercultural get-together and creative happening.
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Evening Walking Tour - Public art. Thursday 4 July 8 p.m

Heiðar Kári Rannversson, project manager at Reykjavík Art Museum leads a guided tour with the company of artists, Sólveig Aðalssteinsdóttir and Guðjón Ketilsson, but both have recently reviled new art works in the public space of Reykjavík.
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Workshop for kids (7-12 years old) Kjarvalsstaðir - Icelandic Art 1900-1950, Sunday 23 June, 3 p.m.

Anja Ísabella Lövenholdt and Fríða Dís Guðmundsdóttir, students in art history at University of Iceland will lead a workshop and guided tour at Kjarvalsstaðir Sunday 23 June, 3 p.m. The event is held in relation to the exhibition Icelandic Art 1900-1950: From Landscape to Abstract Art and will use creative ways to look at art history and the different styles and ideas artists from the period express in their work.
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The Art in Videy. Tuesday 18 June at 7:15 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

On June the 18th Listasafn Reykjavikur offers a gui­ded tour in Videy where works by Richard Serra and Yoko Ono are loca­ted. Heiðar Kári Rannversson, B.A. in art history and theory and M.A. in art rese­arch, gui­des the tour, which takes place in Icelandic.
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Gallery talk: Huginn Þór Arason and Shauna Laurel Jones, June 16th at 3 p.m.

Artist, Huginn Arason and curator, Shauna Laurel Jones participate in a gallery talk in relation with the exhibition Interval. The installation is made in collaboration between artists, Huginn Arason and Andrea Maack.
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Reykjavik Art Museum is closed on 17 June

All galleries of Reykjavik Art Museum are closed on Iceland's National Day, 17 June.
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VIKA 23 - FRÉTTABRÉF LISTASAFNS REYKJAVÍKUR

Ólafur Kvaran sýningarstjóri mun spjalla um sýninguna Íslensk myndlist 1900-1950 á Kjarvalsstöðum á sunnudaginn kl. 15. Á föstudaginn kl. 11 hefjast enskar leiðsagnir á Kjarvalsstöðum sem boðið verður uppá í allt sumar. Á mánudaginn eru tónleikar með Duo Harpverk í Hafnarhúsinu. Skráning stendur yfir á Listsmiðju fyrir börn á Kjarvalsstöðum sem standa mun dagana 18. - 21. júní. Sumaropnunartími er hjá Kaffi Kompaníinu á Kjarvalsstöðum en opið verður til 19:00 um helgar í sumar.
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Duo Harpverk - Nordic Cool Revisited, Hafnarhus, Monday 10 June at 8 p.m.

This program, performed by Duo Harpverk, includes all of the world premieres that occurred on their Nordic Cool Kennedy Center concert. The concert took place past March in Washington D.C. The program is an eclectic mix of Icelandic music composed by Anna Þorvaldsdóttir, Halldór Smárason, Ríkharður H. Friðriksson, and Haukur Tómasson.
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Guided tours in English at Kjarvalsstaðir, every Friday at 11. a.m. this summer

Reykjavik Art Museum offers our English speaking visitors a guided tour at Reykjavik Art Museum - Kjarvalsstadir in June, July and August 2013.
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Curator´s talk with Ólafur Kvaran, Kjarvalsstaðir - Icelandic Art 1900-1950, Sunday 9 June, 3 p.m.

Art historian and curator Ólafur Kvaran leads a guided tour through the exhibition Icelandic Art 1900-1950: From Landscape to Abstract Art. The exhibition gives an overview of Icelandic art from 1900-1950. It brings about 200 paintings from 40 artists from the period that come from both public and private collections.
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Our Surroundings: A seed for creativity - Summer-Workshop for kids age 6-9

The workshop will focus on Icelandic art history with reference to the exhibition currently on view at Reykjavík Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir. Another element is to take advantage of Kjarvalsstaðir´s surroundings, which is located by Klambratún Park.
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Hallsteinn Sigurdsson Sculpture Garden

On Grafarvogur Day on Saturday 25 May, Reykjavik Council President Elsa Yeomen accepted a generous gift by artist Hallsteinn Sigurdsson to the City of Reykjavik. The gift consist of 16 sculptures made ​​of aluminum which Hallstein placed in Gufunes from 1989 to 2012.
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VIKA 22 - Sýningaropnun: Íslensk myndlist 1900-1950 / Rútuferð um útilistaverk Ásmundar / Hádegisspjall með Magnúsi Pálssyni

Ólafur Kvaran er sýningarstjóri sýningarinnar Íslensk myndlist 1900-1950 sem verður opnuð á Kjarvalsstöðum á laugardaginn. Á fimmtudaginn verður hádegsspjall með Magnúsi Pálssyni og Jóni Proppé í Hafnarhúsinu og á sunnudaginn leiðir Þorbjörg Gunnarsdóttir rútuferð um afsteypur Ásmundar Sveinssonar
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Icelandic Art 1900-1950: From Landscape to Abstract Art, Exhibition opening, Saturday 1 June at 4 p.m. at Kjarvalsstaðir

The exhibition gives an overview of Icelandic art from 1900-1950. It focuses on four subjects: Romantic and Radical 1900-1930, Landscape 1930-1950, The Human Scale 1930-1950 and New radicalism and the beginning of the abstract 1940–1950. The exhibition brings about 200 paintings from 40 artists from this period. Curator is Ólafur Kvaran.
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The sculptures of Ásmundur Sveinsson, Asmundarsafn, Sunday 2nd of June at 2 p.m.

Þorbjörg Gunnarsdóttir Museologist discusses the work of Ásmundur in public space. Guided tour in the sculpture garden as well as throughout the city. A bus from Reykjavík Excursions will take the guests around the city to look at his sculptures.
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Gallery Talk with Magnús Pálsson and Jón Proppé, Hafnarhus - Thursday 30 May, 12.15

Magnús Pálsson and Jón Proppé participate in a gallery talk in relation to Pálsson´s exhibition The Sound of a Bugle in a Shoebox, currently on view at Hafnarhus.
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VIKA 21 - Sýningaropnun Andreu Maack og Hugins Þórs Arasonar / 3 Gjörningar Magnúsar Pálssonar / Björn Roth / Hanna Styrmisdóttir / Ilmsmiðja fyrir ungt fólk / Wagner tónleikar

Andrea Maack og Huginn Þór Arason opna sýninguna Kaflaskipti í Hafnarhúsinu á laugardaginn og á sunnudaginn verður boðið upp á Ilmsmiðju fyrir ungt fólk í tengslun við sýninguna. Listahátíð í Reykjavík og Listasafn Reykjavíkur standa saman að yfirlitssýningu um Gjörninga Magnúsar Pálssonar sem opnaði í Hafnarhúsinu á laugardaginn.
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Wagner 200th Birhtday – Concerts at Kjarvalsstaðir - Sunuday 26 May 5 p.m.

Concerts held in relation to Richard Wagner´s 200th Birthday at Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 26 May at 5 p.m. Performers are Anna Jónsdóttir, soprano and Richard Simm, pianist.
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Curators Talk With Hanna Styrmisdóttir, Hafnarhus - Sunday 26 May, 3 p.m.

Curator and Reykjavík Art Festival Creative Director, Hanna Styrmisdóttir, leads guests through the exhibition The Sound of a Bugle in a Shoebox that recently opened at the Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús.
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Scent workshop for Young People (12 years +) Sunday 26 May 2 p.m.

Visual artists Harpa Rún Ólafsdóttir and Áslaug Íris Katrín Friðriksdóttir lead a scent workshop for young people next Saturday 26 May at 2 p.m. The workshop is held in relation to the exhibition Interval and will play around scent in creative ways.
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The Sound of a Bugle in a Shoebox-Three performances, Reykjavík Art Museum, Hafnarhús

Folk tale by Magnús Pálsson is based on an Italian folk tale retold by Italo Calvino. In Threefold Magic, Giantfriendly, Pálsson aims to communicate that things do happen outside of our field of perception and Cross is a performance in three parts, requiring the participation of the audience in a progression through the city.
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Two exhibitions will be opened on Saturday 25 May at 4 p.m.: Huginn Þór Arason and Andrea Maack: Interval / Theresa Himmer: All State

The exhibition Interval opens on Saturday 25 May at 4 p.m. At the heart of the exhibition Interval is a fragrance intended to embody the essence of a museum of the distant future. All State is a site-responsive sound installation by Theresa Himmer which was made specifically for the elevator at Art in General, New York, where it was shown in 2012.
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Gallery Talk with Björn Roth, Hafnarhús - Thursday 23 May 12.15

Björn Roth participates in a gallery talk in relation to Magnús Pálsson´s exhibition The Sound of a Bugle in a Shoebox. He will talk about the collaborations between Pálsson and his father, Dieter Roth. But together the two artists shared a studio in Reykjavík and later became influential figures in the Icelandic art scene and its transformations that took place in the 1960´s and 70´s.
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Two exhibitions will be closed at Kjarvalsstaðir on 20 May

Two exhibitions, Zoom Out – Salon exhibition from the collection and Kjarval Complete will be closed at Kjarvalsstaðir on 20 May. These unusual exhibitions gives visitors a rare opportunity to see the Reykjavík Art Museum’s vast collection of Icelandic art.
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VIKA 20 - MAGNÚS PÁLSSON SÝNINGAROPNUN OG GJÖRNINGAR / FLÆÐI: SÝNINGARLOK / ERRÓ MYNDASPIL

Listahátíð í Reykjavík og Listasafn Reykjavíkur standa saman að yfirlitssýningu um Gjörninga Magnúsar Pálssonar en sýningaropnun verður í Hafnarhúsinu á laugardaginn kl. 16, allir velkomnir.
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The Sound of a Bugle in a Shoebox: Magnús Pálsson - A Performance Retrospective 1980-2013

The exhibition will be opened on Saturday 18 May at 4. p.m. at Hafnarhús. A durational retrospective of the performance work of Magnús Pálsson (b. 1929), one of Iceland’s most prolific and influential artists of the last six decades.
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I stand Alone: Casting - Performance by Magnús Pálsson, Reykjavík Art Museum, Hafnarhús, 20 May at 2 p.m.

I Stand Alone: Casting is a new performative sculpture commissioned by the RAF, which revisits a 1980 work by Pálsson entitled The Anti-Society League Concert.
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VIKA 19 - SÝNINGAROPNUN Í ÁSMUNDARSAFNI / FJÖLMENNINGARDAGUR

Sýningin Sagnabrunnur - Ásmundur og bókmenntir verður opnuð í Ásmundarsafni laugardaginn 11 maí. kl. 16. Ásmundarsafn í Sigtúni var opnað formlega vorið 1983 þannig að í ár eru 30 ár síðan safnið opnaði. Á laugardaginn er einnig fjölmenningardagur Reykjavíkurborgar
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Summer opening hours at Ásmundarsafn

Ásmundarsafn Sculpture museum will be open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. from monday 12th of May. Until then Ásmundarsafn will be closed due to the exhibition "Tales from the Vault - Sculptures Inspired by Literature" being installed.
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Tales from the Vault: Sculptures Inspired by Literature Exhibition opening, Ásmundarsafn

The exhibition Tales from the Vault: Sculptures Inspired by Literature will be opened at Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum, Ásmundarsafn, on Saturday 11th of May at 4 p.m.
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Intercultural day in Reykjavík, Saturday 11th of May

Saturday 11th of May we will be celebrating the 5th Intercultural day in Reykjavík. The programme starts at 13.00 with a parade from Hallgrímskirkja to City Hall. The Mayor of Reykjavík, Jón Gnarr will launch the event.
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VIKA 18 - TOSHIKI TOMA: VERK VIKUNNAR / ÚTSKRIFTARSÝNING: SPJALL / SÝNINGAR FRAMUNDAN

Toshiki Toma velur verk vikunnar á sýningunni flæði á Kjarvalsstöðum í hádeginu á fimmtudaginn. Á sunnudaginn er komið að leiðsögn og spjalli um útskriftarsýningu nema úr grafískri hönnun og vöruhönnun í Hafnarhúsinu en sýningunni lýkur á sunnudaginn.
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Gallery Talk: Iceland Academy of the Arts: Graduation Show (Graphic design and Product design)

Sunday 5 May at 3 p.m. museum guests are offered to take part in a gallery talk with students from the Department of Graphic Design and Product design.
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Toshiki Toma on The Artwork of the Week, Kjarvalsstaðir – Thursday 2 May 12:15

Toshiki Toma, Minister for immigrants in Iceland discusses his selection for the Artwork of the Week on Thursday the 2 May at 12:15. The event is held in relation to Zoom Out – Salon exhibition from the collection currently on show at Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir.
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VIKA 17 - FRÉTTABRÉF LISTASAFNS REYKJAVÍKUR

Boðið er upp á fjölbreytta dagskrá á vegum Listasafns Reykjavíkur vítt og breitt um borgina meðan á Barnamenningarhátíð stendur 23. - 28. apríl. Fullorðnir í fylgd með börnum fá frítt inn á Kjarvalsstaði og Ásmundarsafn meðan á hátíðinni stendur. Um helgina er síðasta sýningarhelgi á sýningunni Inn í Kviku á Ásmundarsafni og á sunnudaginn er boði upp á spjall um útskriftarsýningu Listaháskólans í Hafnarhúsinu.
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Reversal: New public art work at Klambratún, Thursday 25th of April at 1:00 p.m.

Reykjavík Art Museum will celebrate the unveiling of a new public art piece by artist Guðjón Ketilsson on First Day of Summer 25th of April. The celebration starts at 1 p.m. at Kjarvalsstaðir at Klambratún Park.
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Bicycle Rat Race and Public Art Bicycle Tour 23. - 28. April.

Reykjavík Art Museum in collaboration with Dr. Bæk and Harpa invites for families to participate in a rat race on bicycles around public art works by the sea-side. Heiðar Kári Rannversson will lead guided biking-tour for the whole family through the city on the 28th of April.
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Gallery Talk: Iceland Academy of the Arts: Graduation Show, Hafnarhús – Sunday 28 April, 3 p.m.

Sunday 28 April at 3 p.m. museum guests are offered to take part in a gallery talk with curator Erling Klingenberg and students from the Department of Fine Art and Fashion design and Architecture.
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VIKA 16 - Uppáhaldsverk Þóru Arnórs / Tríó Reykjavíkur / Útskriftarsýning LHÍ / Hönnunarmiðstöð

Þóra Arnórsdóttir velur verk vikunnar á Kjarvalsstöðum á fimmtudaginn og á fimmtudagskvöldið munu frambjóðendur til Alþingis kynna áherslur sinna flokka í málefnum hönnunar og arkitektúrs í Hafnarhúsinu. Tríó Reykjavíkur flytur klassískar perlur í hádeginu á föstudaginn og 76 nemendur LHÍ opinbera útskriftarverk sína í Hafnarhúsinu á laugardaginn.
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Elections 2013: Design and Architecture

A parliamentary election will be held in Iceland on April 27, 2013. Representatives of all political parties are invited to bring forward their views on design and architecture in a discussion held in Reykjavík Art Museum on April 18 at 8 p.m.
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TRIO REYKJAVÍK: Lunch-time concert at Kjarvalsstaðir, Friday 19 April, 12.15 p.m.

Reykjavik Art Museum and Trio Reykjavik started their cooperation in 2008 with a series of concerts at lunch-time. Next Friday 19 April at 12.15 p.m. the Trio performs once again at Kjarvalsstaðir. Musicians are: Guðný Guðmundsdóttir, Gunnar Kvaran and Peter Máté.
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Iceland Academy of the Arts: Graduation Exhibition 2013, Hafnarhús, 20 April - 5 May 2013

Graduating BA students from the Department of Fine Art and the Department of Design and Architecture show their work. This year 76 students will exhibit their final projects after three years study at the IAA.
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Þóra Arnórsdóttir on The Artwork of the Week, Kjarvalsstaðir – Thursday 18 April 12:15

Þóra Arnórsdóttir discusses her selection for the The Artwork of the Week on Thursday the 18 April at 12:15. The event is held in relation to Zoom Out – Salon exhibition from the collection currently on show at Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir.
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Listasafn Reykjavíkur – The Reykjavik Children´s Festival 2013

Reykjavik Art Museum will contribute to the festival with number of events. Among others we will present Kjarval out and about which will travel to number of locations and present the artist in a new and exciting way.
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VIKA 15 - CHARLOTTE LAUBARD FYRIRLESTUR / ÓMAR RAGNARSSON / FLÆÐI / ELEKTRA TÓNLEIKAR

Charlotte Laubard sýningarstjóri og forstöðumaður CAPC nútímalistasafnsins Art Bordeaux í Frakklandi flytur erindi um stöðu samtímalistasafna Í Hafnarhúsinu á fimmtudaginn. Í hádeginu þann sama dag mun Ómar Ragnarsson velja verk vikunnar á sýningunni Flæði á Kjarvalsstöðum og á sunnudaginn verður boðið upp á leiðsögn um Flæði. Á sunnudagskvöld fær Elektra Ensemble þau Katie Buckley hörpuleikara og Frank Aarnink slagverksleikara í Duo Harpverk í heimsókn á síðustu tónleikum vetrarins. Síðasta sýningarhelgi er í Hafnarhúsinu um helgina, en von er á útskriftarnemum úr Listaháskólanum í húsið þann 20. apríl.
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Ómar Ragnarsson on The Artwork of the Week. Kjarvalsstaðir – Thursday 11 April 12:15

Ómar Ragnarsson discusses his selection for the The Artwork of the Week on Thursday the 11th of April. The event is held in relation to Zoom Out – Salon exhibition from the collection currently on show at Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir.
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Elektra Ensemble and Duo Harpverk – Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 14 April 2013 8.pm.

This concert will feature two exciting chamber groups, Elektra Ensemble and Duo Harpverk, that come together to perform recent and exiciting programme by the Nigerian composer Ayo Oluranti, the Japanese Toru Takemitsu and Grammy-prize winner Jennifer Higdon. As well as giving premiere to new works by Oliver Kentish, Ásbjörg Jónsdóttir, Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir og Gísli Magnússon written for this occasion.
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Zoom out- Behind the scenes, Kjarvalsstaðir, sunday 14 April, 3 p.m.

Helga Lára Þorsteinsdóttir, head of collection department and Klara Þórhallsdóttir project manager of education at Reykjavík Art Museum, will lead a guided tour through the exhibition Zoom Out – Salon exhibition from the collection and introduce the research that is taking place alongside it.
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TALK: Charlotte Laubard, Hafnarhus, Thursday 11 April 8 p.m.

Charlotte Laubard is the third participant in TALK Series 2013, a collaborative lecture program initiated by Reykjavík Art Museum, the Icelandic Art Center and the Icelandic Academy of the Arts. The lecture takes place Thursday 11 April, 8 p.m. and is held in collaboration with Alliance Française and The French Embassy in Iceland. The lecture will take on topic of the contemporary art museum in the 21st century.
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VIKA 14 - EINAR BÁRÐARSON / ANN REYNOLDS / ARKITEKTINN ÁSMUNDUR / LornaLAB / BEIN ÚTSENDING

Einar Bárðarson forstöðumaður Höfuðborgarstofu velur verk vikunnar, Ann Reynolds listfræðingur og prófessor fjallar um Robert Smithson, Smári McCarthy, hönnuður og forritari flytur erindi á vegum LornaLAB og Pétur Ármannsson segir frá arkitektinum Ásmundi. Bein útsending á vefnum frá Flæði.
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Zoom Out live streaming on the web

Viewers can now watch the exhibition Zoom Out at Kjarvalsstaðir (Reykjavík Art Museum) directly on Míla´s website livefromiceland.is until 20 April.
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Ásmundur Sveinsson – The architect, Ásmundarsafn Sunday 7 April 2 p.m.

Held in relation to the 120th birthdate of Icelandic artist Ásmundur Sveinsson, Reykjavík Art Museum - Ásmundarsafn will offer a series of events related to different aspects of the artist´s life and work.
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TALK: Ann Reynolds - Remoteness, Hafnarhús, Thursday 4 April, 8 p.m.

Ann Reynolds is the second participant in TALK Series 2013, a collaborative lecture program initiated by Reykjavik Art Museum, the Icelandic Art Center and the Icelandic Academy of the Arts. The lecture takes place Thursday 4 April, 8 p.m. and is held in collaboration with The American Embassy in Iceland.
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LornaLAB: Freedom vs. Security, Hafnarhús - Saturday 6 April 1-3 p.m.

Smári McCarthy software developer writer, hacker and freedom fighter will be a special guest at next LornaLAB.
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Director of Visit Reykjavík on The Artwork of the Week, Kjarvalsstaðir – Thursday 4 April 12:15

Einar Bárðarson Director of Visit Reykjavík discusses his selection for the The Artwork of the week on Thursday the 4 April at 12:15. The event is held in relation to Zoom Out – Salon exhibition from the collection currently on show at Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir.
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Coming up for TALK Series …

Under the title TALK Lecture & Visitor Series, Reykjavík Art Museum, Icelandic Art Center and the Icelandic Academy of the Arts are initiating a collaborative visitor program, offering a platform for continual professional-, international encounter to take place in Iceland.
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Fringe Berry Concert Series: Gerhard Stäbler & Kunsu Shim

German composer Gerhard Stäbler and Korean Kunsu Shim will be special guests at the Fringe Berry Concert Series at Kjarvalsstöðum Wednesday 27 March, 8 p.m. Both composers have been influential in experimental music in last decades and worked together since 2000. They also founded the Earport, a centre for experimental music in Duisburg.
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Andri Snær velur Hraunteigar við Heklu eftir Jón Stefánsson á Flæði

Andri Snær Magnason rithöfundur valdi verkið Hraunteigar við Heklu (1930) eftir Jón Stefánsson (1881-1962) á sýningunni Flæði á Kjarvalsstöðum í dag. Listasafn Reykjavíkur hefur leitað til þjóðþekktra einstaklinga og beðið þá að velja sér uppáhaldsverk á sýningunni á hverjum fimmtudegi kl. 12.15.
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VIKA 12 - 40 ÁRA AFMÆLISHÁTÍÐ KJARVALSSTAÐA / MIWON KWON / ANDRI SNÆR

Listasafn Reykjavíkur býður til afmælishátíðar á Kjarvalsstöðum sunnudaginn 24. mars kl. 11-17 en þann dag eru 40 ár liðin frá opnun Kjarvalsstaða og er ókeypis aðgangur að safninu allan daginn. Andri Snær velur verk vikunnar í hádeginu á fimmtudaginn. Sýningarstjórinn og listfræðingurinn Miwon Kwon er fyrsti þátttakandi í fyrirlestraröðinni Umræðuþræðir árið 2013 sem fram fara í Hafnarhúsinu á fimmtudagskvöldið.
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Writer Andri Snær Magnason on The Artwork of the Week, Kjarvalsstaðir – Thursday 14 March 12:15

Writer Andri Snær Magnason discusses his selection for the The Artwork of the week on Thursday the 21 March at 12:15. The event is held in relation to Zoom Out – Salon exhibition from the collection currently on show at Reykjavík Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir.
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Miwon Kwon – Ends of the Earth (and Back), Hafnarhús – TALK Series, Thursday 21 March 8 p.m.

Miwon Kwon is the first participant in TALK Series 2013, a collaborative lecture program initiated by Reykjavik Art Museum, the Icelandic Art Center and the Icelandic Academy of the Arts. The lecture takes place Thursday 21 March 8 p.m. and is held in a special collaboration with the Iceland Design Center.
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40th anniversary of Kjarvalsstaðir

Reykjavík Art Museum 40th anniversary celebration of Kjarvalsstaðir on Sunday 24 March from 11 a.m - 2 p.m. Free admission.
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Uppáhaldsverk Hrefnu Sætran á sýningunni Flæði er Sprautumynd eftir Sverri Haraldsson

Málverkið, Sprautumynd (1963) er olía á tré. Verkið fór á uppboð hjá Gallerí Borg árið 1995 en seldist ekki. Listasafn Reykjavíkur keypti verkið að uppboði loknu. Verkið hefur m.a. hangið á skrifstofu Sorpu í Gufunesi.
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VIKA 11 - UPPÁHALDSVERK STEINUNNAR SIGURÐARDÓTTUR / HönnunarMARS / FJÖLSKYLDUSMIÐJA

Steinunn Sigurðardóttir velur verk vikunnar á Kjarvalsstöðum í hádeginu á fimmtudaginn og á sunnudaginn fá börn og fjölskyldur að velja uppáhaldsverk sín á sýningunni Flæði á Kjarvalsstöðum. Hönnunarmars hefst á fimmtudaginn og verður boðið upp á fjölbreytta dagskrá í Listasafni Reykjavíkur bæði í Hafnarhúsinu og á Kjarvalsstöðum.
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Reykjavik Art Museum open hours during Easter

The Museum will be closed on Friday 29 March and Sunday 31 March.
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What is your favorite work of art? Fun and creative family event

Sunday 17 March at 3 p.m. Reykjavík Art Museum will host a gallery talk for the family in a creative environment. The event is held in relation to the exhibition Zoom Out currently at Kjarvalsstaðir where artworks cover the walls in the spirit of the Salon show.
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Fashion designer Steinunn Sigurðardóttir on The Artwork of the Week

Fashion designer Steinunn Sigurðardóttir discusses her selection for the Artwork of the week on Thursday the 14 March at 12:15. The event is held in relation to Zoom Out – Salon exhibition from the collection currently on show at Reykjavíkk Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir with special relation to the launch of Design March festival.
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DesignMarch 2013 at Reykjavik Art Museum - 14 - 17 March

Diverse programme will be at Reykjavik Art Museum during DesignMarch.
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VIKA 10 - FRÉTTABRÉF LISTASAFNS REYKJAVÍKUR

Hrefna Sætran velur verk vikunnar á Kjarvalsstöðum í hádeginu á fimmtudaginn og á sunnudaginn fá gestir Hafnarhússins leiðsögn frá myndlistarmönnum, rithöfundi og gagnrýnanda um sýningu Roberts Smithsons kl. 15. Handhafar menningarkortsins geta boðið vini með sér í Ásmundarsafn allan marsmánuð.
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Kristinn E. Hrafnsson, Bjarki Bragason and Ragna Sigurðardóttir on Smithson´s Invention of Landscape

Sunday 10 March 3 p.m. artist, Kristinn E. Hrafnsson, Bjarki Bragason and Ragna Sigurðardóttir writer and art critic take part in a gallery talk in relation to the exhibition Robert Smithson: The Invention of Landscape, currently on show at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhus.
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Chef Hrefna Sætran on The Artwork of the Week

Chef Hrefna Sætran discusses her selection for the The Artwork of the week on Thursday the 7 March at 12:15. The event is held in relation to Zoom Out – Salon exhibition from the collection currently on show at Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir.
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Cartoonist Hugleikur Dagsson chose From Stykkisholmur as his favorite artwork

Cartoonist Hugleikur Dagsson chose From Stykkisholmur as his favorite artwork at the exhibition Zoom Out at Kjarvalsstaðir. Every Thursday at noon, an Icelander is chosen to pick his favorite art piece at the exhibtion.
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VIKA 9 - FRÉTTABRÉF LISTASAFNS REYKJAVÍKUR

Á tónleikaröðinni Jaðarber á fimmtudaginn fær Þránófónninn að hljóma, en höfundur hljóðfærisins er Þráinn Hjálmarsson tónskáld. Hugleikur Dagsson velur verk vikunnar á Kjarvalsstöðum í hádeginu á fimmtudaginn og á sunnudaginn hefst dagskrá til heiðurs Ásmundar Sveinssonar í tilefni af því að í ár eru 120 ár frá fæðingu hans.
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Cartoonist, Hugleikur Dagsson on The Artwork of the week

Hugleikur Dagsson cartoonist discusses his selection for the The Artwork of the week on Thursday the 28th February at 12:15. The event is held in relation to Zoom Out – Salon exhibition from the collection currently on show at Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir.
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ÁSMUNDUR SVEINSSON – Master at work

Held in relation to the 120th birthdate of Icelandic artist Ásmundur Sveinsson, Reykjavik Art Museum - Ásmundarsafn will offer a series of events related to different aspects of the artist´s life and work. Moderator is Þorgrímur Gestsson writer.
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Fringe Berry Concert Series: Thranophone in past and present

Hafnarhús, Wednesday, February 27th at 8 p.m. the Fringe Berry Concert Series will offer a concert dedicated to the instrument Thranophone (2007-), made by the Icelandic composer Þráinn Hjálmarsson.
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VIKA 8 - 2013 - FRÉTTABRÉF LISTASAFNS REYKJAVÍKUR

Fjölbreytti dagskrá er hjá Listasafni Reykjavíkur í þessari viku. Guðrún Ásmundsdóttir leikkona velur uppáhaldsverkið sitt á sýningunni Flæði á Kjarvalsstöðum á fimmtudag, í Ásmundarsafni verður boðið upp á skemmtilega listsmiðju fyrir krakka 21. og 22. febrúar. Vöruhönnuður frá fyrirtækinu Össur heldur fyrirlestur í Hafnarhúsinu á fimmtudag og LornaLAB kynnir smátölvu í Hafnarhúsinu á laugardag. Þá verður boðið upp á listsmiðjuna ,,Mótað í sand" í Hafnarhúsi á sunnudag.
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On Design Process

A global leader in orthopaedics, Össur employs design thinking in all its processes. In his talk at Reykjavik Art Museum on Thursday, February 21st at 8 PM, product designer Sindri Páll Sigurðsson introduces the company and discusses the Össur design process from the initial customer need all the way to the final product.
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Zoom out - Actress Guðrún Ásmundsdóttir on The Artwork of the week

Actress Guðrún Ásmundsdóttir discusses her selection for the The Artwork of the week on Thursday the 21st February at 12:15. The event is held in relation to Zoom Out – Salon exhibition from the collection currently on show at Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir.
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My World – The Whole World: Workshops for kids (6 year+)

During the days 21 and 22 February from 2-4 p.m., Ásmundarsafn offers families to attend workshop on either Thursday or Friday. The workshop is led by Emma Lindahl and Helena Hansdóttir Aspelund students in art education at the Iceland Art Academy. Whole families are encouraged to take part and enjoy a quality time in a creative environment.
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LornaLab: Raspberry Pi, Hafnarhús, Saturday 23 February 1-3 p.m.

LornaLAB in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Museum will introduce the Raspberry Pi – a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard next Saturday. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. Only 1000 people owns the Raspberry Pi here in Iceland.
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Invention of landscape – Workshop for kids (9 years+), Hafnarhús, Sunday 24 February, 2-4 p.m.

Reykjavik Art Museum- Hafnarhús offers a creative workshop for kids (9 years+) in relation to the Robert Smithson´s exhibition Invention of Landscape: Broken Circle/Spiral Hill. The workshop is led by architect Hugrún Þorsteinsdóttir and visual artist Ásdís Spanó.
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Artist talk: Ívar Valgarðsson on Spill

Sunday 17 February, 3 p.m. artist Ívar Valgarðsson takes part in a talk relating to his installation Spill, currently on show at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús. The work comprises three murals of drips of paint which have trickled onto the floor in Gallery A at the Reykjavík Art Museum’s Hafnarhús, plus three photographs.
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Mayor Jón Gnarr on The Artwork of the week, Kjarvalsstaðir – Thursday 14 February 12:15

Mayor of Reykjavik Jón Gnarr discusses his selection for the The Artwork of the week. The event is held in relation to Zoom Out – Salon exhibition from the collection currently on show at Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir.
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Spring and Romance with Trío of Reykjavík, Kjarvalsstaðir, Friday 15 February, 12:15 p.m.

Reykjavik Art Museum and Trio of Reykjavik started their cooperation in 2008 a series of midday concerts at Kjarvalsstaðir. Next concert will be given at Friday 15th of February at 12:15, where the Trio of Reykjavik focuses on romantic works by Beethoven and love song by Joseph Suk
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2 for 1 at Reykjavik Art Museum for Culture Card Holders

During the week 11-17. February, Culture Card Holders can bring a friend to Reykjavik Art Museum for free.
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AMAZING DARKNESS at Reykjavik Art Museum, The City Dark – film screening

Reykjavik Art Museum will celebrate the amazing darkness by screening the award winning documentary on Thursday 7 February 6 p.m. at Hafnarhús. The City Dark (84 min.) addresses the disappearance of dark skies and reminds us how lucky we are to have the milky way and aurora borealis at our doorstep.
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Museum Night 2013 at Reykjavik Art Museum

Reykjavik Art Museum offers a diverse program at both Hafnarhús, Kjarvalsstaðir and Ásmundarsafn for Reykjavik Museum Night 2013, that will take place on Friday, February 8th from 7 p.m.-12 p.m. The program is free and open to everyone. See further information at www.safnanott.is
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Zoom Out - Salon Exhibition from the collection opens at Kjarvalsstaðir

The largest visual arts exhibition that has ever been hold in Iceland will be opened at Reykjavik Art Museum- Kjarvalsstaðir on 2 February at 4 p.m. The exhibition is called Zoom Out and is presented as part of the celebration of the 40th year anniversary of Kjarvalsstaðir. This unusual exhibition will give visitors a rare opportunity to see the Reykjavik Art Museum’s vast collection of Icelandic art.
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Design Thinking, Hafnarhús, Thursday 24 January at 8 p.m.

How can society be influenced with design methods? What does it take to be creative? How can creativity be practical? Dóra Ísleifsdóttir, graphic designer and professor at The Iceland Academy of the Arts and Guðrún Lilja Gunnlaugsdóttir, designer and founder of Studio Bility speak about design processes and thinking at Reykjavik Art Museum on Thursday, January 24 at 8 P.M..
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Guided tour through Robert Smithson: The Invention of Landscape

Sunday 27 January at 3 p.m. Reykjavik Art Museum will offer a guided tour through Robert Smithson: The Invention of Landscape - Broken Circle / Spiral Hill, which recently opened in Reykjavik Art Museum –Hafnarhús.
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Mozart´s anniversary concert, Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 27 January at 5 p.m.

The City of Reykjavik will host a Mozart‘s Anniversary Concert at Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 27 January at 5 p.m., with a full program of his compositions.
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Exhibition closing of Mindplay and Fingerdance – Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir’s career in art

20th of January is the last day of the exhibition Exhibition closing of Mindplay and Fingerdance – Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir’s career in art, which is at display at Reykjavik Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir.
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Guided tour on Kjarval Complete with artist Huginn Þór Arason, Kjarvalsstadir, Sunday 20th at 3 p.m.

Visual artist Huginn Þór Arason will lead guests through the exhibition Kjarval Complete currently on show at Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir.
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Broken Circle / Spiral Hill and Spill Opening on Saturday

Two exhibitions open at Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús on Saturday 19 January at 4 p.m. Robert Smithson: The Invention of Landscape - Broken Circle / Spiral Hill and Ívar Valgarðsson – Spill.
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On Mindplay and Fingerdance: Gallery talk with Jón Proppé

Sunday 13 January at 3 p.m., Jón Proppé, art philosopher participates in a gallery talk at Reykjavik Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir. The exhibition, titled Mindplay and Fingerdance: Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir’s career in art, is the first retrospective of the artist´s work and is currently on show at Kjarvalsstaðir.
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Three exhibitions close down next Sunday 6 January at Hafnarhus

Three exhibitions close down next Sunday 6 January: News from the Island - Dan Perjovschi, The Power of Passage and HA-Sara Björnsdóttir.
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Kjarval Complete, Reykjavik Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir, 21 December 2012 – 20 May 2013

The exhibition Kjarval Complete will offer the opportunity to see hundreds of works by Jóhannes S. Kjarval, one of Iceland’s leading artists of the 20th century, from the collection of the Reykjavík Art Museum.
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The Imagine Peace Tour during the holidays

Imagine Peace Tour tour is a guided evening tour dedicated to Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace Tower and Lennon’s and Ono’s continuing campaign for world peace. It starts with hotel pick up, a ferry ride to Viðey island, a guided walk towards the Imagine Peace Tower with interesting stop overs on the way. The tour unites history, art and nature in an interesting way.
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Erró for Everybody, Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús, Guided tour in English, daily between 27 -30 Dec. at 1 p.m.

Artist, Huginn Þór Arason leads guided tours in English during the holidays, from 27 -30 December at 1 p.m. The tour will introduce the life and works of the Icelandic artist Erró.
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Elektra Ensemble – New Years Joy. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 30 December 8 p.m.

The concert is a collaboration of Reykjavik Art Museum and Elektra Ensemble. The Elektra Ensemble are: Ástríður Alda Sigurðardóttir piano, Emilía Rós Sigfúsdóttir flute, Helga Björg Arnardóttir clarinet, Helga Þóra Björgvinsdóttir violin and Margrét Árnadóttir cello.
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Barmhlíðar-Choir at Kjarvalsstaðir, December 22nd at 2 p.m.

Barmahlíðar-Choir will perform on December 22nd at 2. p. m. at Kjarvalsstaðir. The choir will sing classic Christmas songs in a nice and cozy atmosphere.
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Great offer for culture card holders during December

Culture card holders can buy 10 Art postcards at the price of 5 at Reykjavik Art Museum during December. As a card holder you can also invite a friend to visit Kjarvalsstaðir during the month, see the exhibitions or have soup at the price of 2 for 1 at the Coffee house at Kjarvalsstaðir.
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Christmas in the mountains: Storytelling and theater - Sunday 16 December 2 p.m.

Actress Guðrún Ásmundsdóttir, along with two angels, tells a creative Christmas story for the whole family next Sunday at 2 p.m. at Reykjavik Art Museum – Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum.
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Barmahlíðarkórinn Choir at Kjarvalsstaðir on Saturday

Barmahlíðarkórinn Choir will sing few christmas songs at Kjarvalsstaðir on saturday at 1.30 p.m.
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Curator´s talk with Eiríkur Þorláksson - Mindplay and Fingerdance

Sunday 9 December at 3 p.m., Eiríkur Þorláksson, art historian and curator participates in a curator´s talk at Reykjavik Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir. The exhibition, titled Mindplay and Fingerdance: Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir’s career in art, is the first retrospective of the artist´s work and opened recently at Kjarvalsstaðir.
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Gardar and Robert play their favorite songs, Kjarvalsstaðir, Monday December 10th at 12.15

Garðar Cortes and pianist Robert Sund will play some of their favorite Christmas songs at noon on monday the 10th of December at Reykjavik art museum, Kjarvalsstaðir.
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LornaLAB: Image and Sound, Saturday 8 December 1-4 p.m. Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús,

LornaLAB in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Museum offers a series of workshops in its program of events. Next workshop will focus on image and sound where composer Ríkharður H. Friðriksson and Margrét Elísabet Ólafsdóttir researcher in new media and electronic arts, discuss their own works and projects.
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In the land of Rauðará, Laugarnes and Kleppur - Ásmundarsafn, Saturday December 8th at 2 p.m.

Programme focusing on the first settlement in Laugardalur valley. Held in collaboration with Reykjavik City Museum. In Icelandic.
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Advent Classics - free entrance, Kjarvalsstaðir, Friday 30th of November

Sweet sounds of Baroque and romance will sound at Kjarvalsstaðir next Friday, when two members of the Trio Reykjavik hold a concert in the spirit of Christmas and Advent. Guðný Gudmundsdottir violinist and pianist Peter Máté will play Prelude by JS Bach, Winter by Vivaldi, Ave Maria by Schubert and Romansa by E. Grieg.
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Jóhann Eyfells and the Power of Passage, Gallery talk with Þór Elís Pálsson and Ólafur Gíslason at Hafnarhus

Sunday 2nd December at 3 p.m., artist and film maker Þór Elís Pálsson and philosopher Ólafur Gíslason, will participate in an open discussions on the complex philosophy behind the works of Jóhann Eyfells.
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Rhythm and Peace: dance-workshop for friend and families at Videy

Friends and families are encouraged to join in on a creative dance - workshop held at Viðeyjarstofa (in Viðey island) Saturday, 1 December from 2 p.m. in relation to Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace Tower.
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Pauline Olivero - portrett, Kjarvalsstaðir, Saturday 24 November at 3 p.m.

Pauline Olivero is one of the most influential American composers of experimental music of 20th Century. Icelandic group Fengjastrútur has been practicing deep listening and will take perform some of her works, ranging from most periods of this unique composer career.
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The letter ð

Anton Kaldal Ágústsson, Gunnar Vilhjálmsson and Steinar Ingi Farestveit are graphic designers that have for years researched the letter ð and its history. The talk will take place at Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús, Thursday, November 22nd at 8 PM. Entrance is free and open to all.
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Symposium: The future of Contemporary Art. Reception, mediation and discourse

Art Theoretical Society of Iceland in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Museum is hosting a symposium held Saturday, 24 November, 1-3 p.m. at Hafnarhus. The symposium is set to discuss the reception and mediation of contemporary art and the current state of discourse and dialogue within the Icelandic art scene.
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Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir and Eiríkur Þorláksson on Mindplay and Fingerdance

Sunday 25 November at 3 p.m., artist Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir and Eiríkur Þorláksson, art historian and curator participate in artist’s and curator´s talk at Reykjavik Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir. The exhibition, titled Mindplay and Fingerdance: Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir’s career in art, is the first retrospective of the artist´s work and opened recently at Kjarvalsstaðir.
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Útilistaverk fjarlægt um ófyrirséðan tíma vegna skemmdarverka

Bronsstyttan af Hermes við Skúlatún 2 veður fjarlægð í dag, föstudaginn 16. nóvember kl. 13 vegna skemmdarverka. Gulri málningu var hellt yfir verkið og mun reynast ógerlegt eða mjög erfitt að hreinsa hana af, án þess að skemma málminn að sögn forvarðar. Nauðsynlegt reynist því að fjarlægja styttuna og alls óvíst hvort og hvenær hægt verður að setja hana upp að nýju.
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Laus er til umsóknar staða kynningarstjóra Listasafns Reykjavíkur.

Laus er til umsóknar staða kynningarstjóra Listasafns Reykjavíkur. Um er að ræða fullt starf og nauðsynlegt er að viðkomandi geti hafið störf sem fyrst. Umsóknarfrestur er til 19. nóvember 2012.
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Invite a friend to 5 exhibitions and get 2 for 1 on soup

Reykjavik Culture card holders can take a friend to Hafnarhus for free until the 18th of November. Card holders also get 2 for 1 of the soup at the Kaffi Kompaníið at Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhus.
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Erró for Everybody: Graphic Workshop – evening course, 21 - 22 November

Reykjavik Art Museum in collaboration with the Icelandic Printmakers’ Association offers a two day long evening workshop 21-22 November, 6-9 p.m. The workshop is held in relation to the 80th birthday of Icelandic artist Erró, who is currently exhibiting an overview of his graphic works at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhus.
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TALK Series: David Ross, Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús, Thursday 15 November 8 p.m.

American curator, former museum director and professor David Ross is the fourth participant in TALK Series, a collaborative lecture program initiated by Reykjavik Art Museum, the Icelandic Art Center and the Icelandic Academy of the Arts.
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Graphic-Workshop for the whole family, Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 18 November 2 p.m.

Graphic workshop is open at Kjarvalsstaðir for the whole family to participate. The event is held in relation to the exhibition Mindplay and Fingerdance – Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir’s career in art.
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Reykjavik Art Museum - Opening hours Christmas 2012

Our museums have different opening hours, but will all be closed on the 24th and 25th of December.
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Erró and Dan Perjovcshi merchandise

T-shirts by Erró and postcards by Dan Perjovschi are now available at the Art Museum stores.
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Erró for everyone - Gallery talk with Guðni Tómasson

Art historian Guðni Tómasson participates in a gallery talk on the life and works of Icelandic artist Erró, Sunday 11 November at 3 p.m. Guðni recently visited the artist´s studio in Paris and will give his personal perspective on the artist´s work and carrier. In 1989, Erro (b.1932) presented the City of Reykjavik with a large collection of his works.
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Exhibition closing of The Lyric Vision – Abstract-Expressionism in Icelandic Art, 1957-1970

4th of November is the last day of the exhibition Lyric Vision – Abstract-Expressionism in Icelandic Art, 1957-1970 which is at display at Reykjavik Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir.
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Iceland Airwaves at Reykjavík Art Museum 2012

Iceland Airwaves will be at Reykjavik Art Museum on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Airwaves Ticket Holders get 20% discount of admission at the museum during the festival.
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The Fire Within - Curator’s talk with Kristín Guðnadóttir and Steinunn Helgadóttir, Ásmundarsafn - Sunday 4 Nov. 2 p.m.


Curator Kristín Guðnadóttir and Steinunn Helgadóttir lead guests through the exhibition The Fire Within currently on show at Ásmundarsafn. Many of Ásmundur Sveinsson’s sculptures convey feelings of deep loss and heartache. This exhibition is built around the emotional core of the artist but represents a new approach to his work.
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Three Dynamic Duos, Reykjavík Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 28th of October at 8 p.m.

At the first concert by Elektra Ensemble this winter we will listen to classic compositions by Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms.
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Curator´s talk with Hafþór Yngvason, Hafnarhús, Sunday 21 October 3 p.m.

Hafþór Yngvason museum director and curator leads guests through the exhibition Power of Passage currently on show at Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús.
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Cultural Heritage – A Source of Dispute and inspiration in design, Reykjavik Art Museum- Hafnarhús, Thursday, October 18, 8 PM

In the past few years, references to the Icelandic cultural heritage have become more and more common in Icelandic design. But questions have been raised, and people don’t seem to agree on its uses: Who owns the heritage? Can it be used as a brand? How can or should “the priceless cultural heritage of ours” be handled and commercialized?
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The Act of Painting – workshop for the family, Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday, 14 October, 3 p.m.

Next Sunday at Kjarvalsstaðir the artist and museum educator, Ingibjörg Sigurjónsdóttir will lead a workshop for kids between 6-10 year old and their families.
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Graphic workshop ( for beginners), weekend 27-28 October

Reykjavik Art Museum in collaboration with the Icelandic Printmakers’ Association offers a weekend long workshop 27-28 October. Thursday 25th October at 6 p.m., the program starts with an introduction and a guided tour through the exhibition Erró – Graphic Art at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhus.
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Kaffi kompaníið opens at Reykjavík Art Museum - Hafnarhus

The new Restaurant will offer a fresh and nutritious lunch and soups and they will also offer a light and pleasant meals.
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Artist- and Curator´s Talk: Sara Björnsdóttir & Hanna Styrmisdóttir, Hafnarhús, Sunday 7 October, 3 p.m.

Artist Sara Björnsdóttir and curator Hanna Styrmisdóttir take part in an open discussion on Sara´s installation HA currently on show at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhus.
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Symposium: Power of Passage - Hafnarhús, Sunday 30 September 2-4 p.m.

Symposium set to discuss the element of time as an essential part of the artistic process of works. Held in relation to the exhibition The Power of Passage, currently on show at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús. Participants include the artists at the exhibition as well as short summaries from speakers from different academic fields.
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Talk: Didier Semin, RAM - Hafnarhús, Thursday 27 September 8 p.m.

Art historian Didier Semin is the first participant during the fall semester of TALK Series, a collaborative lecture program initiated by Reykjavik Art Museum, the Icelandic Art Center and the Icelandic Academy of the Arts. Thursday 27 September, 8 p.m. at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhus Semin will give a lecture with reference to the work of Rumanian artist Dan Perjovschi, currently on show at Hafnarhus.
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On Existentialism: The Lyric Vision, Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 23 September 3 p.m.

Sunday 23 September at 3 p.m. philosopher, Björn Þorsteinsson gives a talk on Existentialism in relation to the exhibition The Lyric Vision currently on show at Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir.
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Philosophical discussions - The Power of Passage, Hafnarhús, Saturday 22 September, 4 p.m.

In relation to the exhibition The Power of Passage, currently on show at Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús, Hafþór Yngvason Museum Director and curator and philosopher Nickolas Pappas will bring up an open philosophical dialogue relating to its main subject, time.
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“It´s just a swamp” - Reykjavik Art Museum, Hafnarhús, Thursday September 20 at 20:00

The designers of the exhibition, “Life in the Vatnsmýri”, Brynhildur Pálsdóttir industrial designer and the Magnea Guðmyndsdóttir architect, will give a talk next Thursday. They will reflect the exhibition design process along with telling about the cross disciplinary approach to the phenomenon nature.
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Trío of Reykjavík, Kjarvalsstaðir, Friday 21st of September at 12:15 p.m.

Reykjavik Art Museum and Trio of Reykjavik started their cooperation in 2008 a series of midday concerts at Kjarvalsstaðir. Next concert will be given at Friday 21st of September at 12:15, where the Trio of Reykjavik focuses on Johannes Brahms and plays Piano Trio Op. 8, H-dur.
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The unknown offial gets moved

The City of Reykjavik and Reykjavik Art museum invite you to come see the unveiling of the statue The unknown official at the pond in Reykjavik. The statue is by Magnús Tómasson and has now finally been found a location with a view.
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Curator´s talk with Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson, Kjarvalsstaðir - Saturday 16 September, 2 p.m.

Curator and art historian Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson leads a talk through the exhibition The Lyric Vision at Kjarvalsstaðir next Saturday 16 September at 2 p.m.
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3 exhibitions opened at Hafnarhús on Saturday 15th of September

3 exhibitions will be opened at Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús on saturday 15th of September at 4 p.m. These are exhibitions by Dan Perjovschi, Sara Björnsdóttir along with a joint exhibition by Jóhanns Eyfells, Þór Elís Pálsson, Harpa Árnadóttir, Guðrún Einarsdóttir, Ragna Róbertsdóttir and Sólveig Aðalsteinsdóttir.
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Artist´s talk with Dan Perjovschi, Hafnarhús, Sunday 16 September, 4 p.m.

Romanian born and based international artist Dan Perjovschi will give a lecture on his artistic practice in relation to his site-specific wall drawing currently on view at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús.
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LornaLAB: Animated Notation - Open Workshop, Hafnarhús, Saturday 8 september 1-4 p.m.

LornaLAB in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Museum offers a series of workshops in its program of events. Next workshop will focus on Animated Notation, new emerging category of technology based “active” musical notation are now being used by a small number of composers around the world.
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The Lyric Vision - Opening at Kjarvalsstaðir, Saturday 8th of September at 4 p.m.

The exhibition: The Lyric Vision – Abstract-Expressionism in Icelandic Art, 1957-1970 will be opened at Reykjavik Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir on Saturday. As the first retrospective exhibition of Icelandic abstract expressionism, this exhibition marks a watershed in the history of exhibitions of Icelandic artists in this country.
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Erró: Power of Images - Lecture, Hafnarhús, sunday 9 September 3 p.m.

Sunday 9 September at 3 p.m., art historian Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir will give a talk on the work of Icelandic artist Erró. Erró (born Guðmundur Guðmundsson in 1932 in Ólafsvík, Iceland) settled in Paris in 1958. Turning 80 years old earlier this year he has a remarkable carrier and has held a great number of private exhibitions all over the world.
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Ósk Vilhjálmsdótttir awarded by the Guðmunda S. Kristinsdóttir Fund

On Saturday 1st of September artist Erró awarded Ósk Vilhjalmsdottir prize money and recognition from the Gudmunda S. Kristinsdóttir fund, for her contribution in the field of art. The award ceremony took place at the opening of the exhibition Erro – Graphic Art 1949-2009 at Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús.
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Erró made honorary citizen of Reykjavík

The City Council of Reykjavík agreed at its meeting on Thursday 30th August to making the artist Erró an honorary citizen of Reykjavík. Mayor Jón Gnarr announced this at a ceremony at the opening of an exhibition of the artist's work in Reykjavík Art Museum on the 1st of September 2012.
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Graphic workshop for Young People (13+), Hafnarhús, Sunday 2. September at 3 p.m.

Workshop held in collaboration with the Icelandic Printmakers' Association.
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ERRÓ Opening and Anniversary, Hafnarhús, Saturday September 1st at 4 p.m.

In relation to the 80th Birthday of Icelandic artist Erró, Reykjavik Art Museum will host a series of events this coming fall semester. Events include workshops, lectures and talks that will offer a further insight to the work of Erró and his general practice.
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Endless Possibilities in Museum Education – Art Education, Kjarvalsstaðir, Thursday 30. August 5-7 p.m.

The Educational department of Reykjavik Art Museum introduces the possibilities in museum education for the upcoming winter. Selected projects will be introduced as a way of inspiration.
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Symposium on Icelandic art critique and theory, Hafnarhus, Sunday 2 September 2-4 p.m.

The symposium is set to give insight to a research project where essays and writings on Icelandic art have been collected throughout the summers of 2011 and 2012. Made in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Museum, National Gallery of Iceland, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Art history and theory at the University of Iceland and The Icelandic Association for Art History and Aesthetics
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UNM-festival - 28 August - 1. September

This year’s UNM-festival is dedicated to Music Innovation where Lectures and Workshops on the topic of innovation in instrumentation and performance, in close collaboration with LornaLAB, Reykjavík Art Museum, Jaðarber – concert series and Iceland Academy of the Arts.
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Artists talk on the delerium of vision - Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir & Erla Þórarinsdóttir. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 26 August 3 p.m.

Curator Ólafur Gíslason put this exhibition together to look for an answer to the question of what drew the painter Jóhannes Kjarval to Hangman’s Rock for about a quarter of a century.
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LÓKAL – International Theatre Festival Reykjavík, Hafnarhús, friday 24th 7 p.m. and saturday 25th at 5 p.m.

LÓKAL – International Theatre Festival Reykjavík is an annual event that introduces cutting edge theatre to audiences in Iceland and connects local theatre practitioners with fellow artists and presenters from abroad.
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Centralization vs. decentralization: the evolution of power in design through two centuries

A lecture by Smári McCarthy Information activist held in collaboration with The Iceland Design Center, Reykjavik Art Museum and The Art Academy. Questions about centralized and decentralized control, flow of power and self-determination are increasingly becoming more central to any debate.
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(I)ndependent People: Endemi, Hafnarhús, Thursday 23 August 12.15 p.m.

Organizers of Endemi Magazine give a lecture held in a series of presentations as a part of Hlynur Hallsson´s and Jóna Hlíf Halldórsdóttir´s exhibition at Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús.
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Fall Programme now available

Reykjavik Art Museum hosts a variety of exhibitions this fall along with various interesting events.
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Guided walking tour in icelandic

This Thursday night there will be a guided tour at the University of Iceland area. The tour exits from Grofin, between Tryggjagata 15 and 17, at 8. pm. The tour will take place in icelandic.
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Concrete Jazz | New Icelandic djazz, Hafnarhús, wednesday 15. August 9 p.m.

In relations with the publishing og the Album „Concrete“, a concert will be held at Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús. Members of the Jazz band are Andrés Þór Gunnlaugsson guitar, Einar Valur Scheving drums, Leifur Gunnarsson bass and Magnús Rafnsson piano. The concert starts at 9 p.m.
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Culture Night 2012 at Reykjavik Art Museum

The Art Museum offers a diverse programme for Culture Night 2012 at Hafnarhús and Kjarvalsstaðir.
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(I)ndependent People: Halldór Úlfarsson and Páll Ivan Pálsson, Hafnarhús,Thursday 16 August 12.15 p.m.

Artist Halldór Úlfarsson and Composer Páll Ivan Pálsson give a lecture held in a series of presentations as a part of Hlynur Hallsson´s and Jóna Hlíf Halldórsdóttir´s exhibition at Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús.
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Memory - Loji Höskuldsson, Hafnarhús, Thursday 16 August at 5 p.m

Loji Höskuldsson presents a new work in the exhibition project Kling & Bang, Demented Diamond, which belongs to the exhibition (Independent People at Hafnarhús.
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The Fire Within:, Excursion for families with kids ages 3 years +, Ásmundarsafn, Sunday 12 August, 2 p.m.

Guided tour for the family led by Halldóra Ingimarsdóttir will be held next Sunday at Ásmundarsafn. The event is held in relation to the exhibition The Fire Within.
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(I)ndependent People: Tinna Grétarsdóttir, Hafnarhús,Thursday 9 August 12.15 p.m.

Tinna Grétarsdóttir archaeologist gives a lecture titled The systems of collaboration held in a series of presentations as a part of Hlynur Hallsson´s and Jóna Hlíf Halldórsdóttir´s exhibition at Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús.
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Erro - 80th birthday

Extensive program will be in Reykjavík Art Museum - Hafnarhús in celebration of Erró's 80th birthday on Thursday 19th of July.
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Kling & Bang’s Video Archive, Hafnarhús, Thursday 2 August, 5 p.m.

Next Thursday selected video works will be screend at The Demented Diamond of Kling & Bang's Confected Video Archive at Hafnarhus. The installation will run from Thursday August 2nd at 5 pm and is up for two weeks, until it the next artist takes over.
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Þórgunnur Oddsdóttir - Slide on, Hafnarhús, Thursday 19 July 5 p.m.

Next Thursday a new work by artist Þórgunnur Oddsdóttir will be revealed at The Demented Diamond of Kling & Bang's Confected Video Archive at Hafnarhus. The installation will run from Thursday July 19th at 5 pm and is up for two weeks, until it the next artist takes over.
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Public Art in Viðey Island - Tuesday 31 July, 7.30 p.m.

Tuesday July 31st, art history student Heiðar Kári Rannversson will lead a guided tour about public art around the island. The Imagine Peace Tower is a work of art conceived by the legendary artist, musician and peace advocate Yoko Ono as a beacon to world peace. The work is in the form of a wishing well from which a strong and tall tower of light emerges.
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Hafnarhus is open on Thursday until 8 p.m

Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús is open until 8 p.m on Thursdays.
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Evening Walk for (I)ndependent People - Thursday 19 July, 8 p.m.

In relation to the exhibition (I)ndependent People: Collaborations and Artist Initiatives, Reykjavik Art Museum in collaboration with The Living Art Museum offers an evening walking tour tracing the history of artist run spaces and initiatives around the center of Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik Safari! and live music by Myrra Rós - Evening Walking Tour, Thurday 5th of July 8 p.m.

The cultural life in the centre of Reykjavík in English, Polish, Spanish, Thai and Lithuanian. Do you know where the museums and libraries, theatres, statues and the most interesting places are? What is free of charge? What's on during the weekends? What's available for children, families and grown-ups?
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The Demented Diamond: Ragnar Helgi Ólafsson, Thursday 5 July 5 p.m.

A new work by Ragnar Helgi Ólafsson revealed at The Demented Diamond of Kling & Bang's Confected Video Archive. The installation will run from Thursday July 5th at 5 pm and is up for two weeks, until it the next artist takes over.
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Reykjavik Art Museum achieves The Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

Today Reykjavik Art Museum (Listasafn Reykjavíkur ) achieved The Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for the year of 2012. The Certificate of Excellence honors businesses that consistently earn top ratings from TripAdvisor travellers.
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Changes in the architectural department

Since 1993 Reykjavik Art Museum has had a special architectural department within the museum which the Museum has now decided to revise.
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Guided tours at Kjarvalsstaðir - Fridays at 11 a.m.

Reykjavik Art Museum now offers guided tours in English at Kjarvalsstaðir every Friday at 11 am from June to August. The entrance ticket is valid for three museums at the same day and the guidance is free. Kjarvalsstaðir houses the works of one of Iceland’s most influential and recognised artists, Jóhannes S. Kjarval (1885-1972).
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The Demented Diamond: Kolbeinn Hugi Höskuldsson - Hafnarhús, Thursday 21 June 5 p.m.

A new work by Kolbeinn Hugi Höskuldsson revealed at The Demented Diamond of Kling & Bang's Confected Video Archive. The exhibition opens Thursday June 21st at 5 pm and is up for two weeks, until it the next artist takes over.
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What do you see? Guided tour and workshop for the family, Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 24 June 3 p.m.

Guided tour and workshop for the family led by Hugrun Þorsteinsdottir will be held next Sunday at Kjarvalsstaðir. The event is held in relation to the exhibition Hangman's Rock – The Delirium of Vision.
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LornaLAB: Sound, Animation and New Media, Hafnarhús, Saturday 23 June, 1-5 p.m.

LornaLAB in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Museum offers a series of workshops in its program of events. The fifth workshop this year will focus on the theme of new media, sound and animation led by artist Eric Parr. Guest speakers are curator and critic Leandro Pisano and Phillip Thurtle, professor at the University of Washington.
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The museum will be closed on the 17th of June

Reykjavik Art Museum will be closed on Independence day, Sunday 17th of June.
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Evening Walking Tour – Delirium of Vision, Thursday 14 June 8-10 p.m.

Jónatan Garðarsson and artist Halldór Ásgrímsson leads a walk through Garðahraun lava field south of Hafnarfjörður to a secluded place often visited by painter Jóhannes Kjarval. Bus ride from and to Hafnarhús, Tryggvagata 17, at 7.30 p.m. The walk is held in relation to the exhibition, Hangman's Rock and the Delirium of Vision - Jóhannes Kjarval’s Dialogue with Nature and Icelandic Art, currently on view at Kjarvalsstaðir.
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(I)ndependent People: Hlynur Helgason, Hafnarhús, Thursday 14 June 12.15 p.m.

Hlynur Helgason artist and philosopher gives a lecture in a series of presentations held as a part of Hlynur Hallsson´s and Jóna Hlíf Halldórsdóttir´s exhibition at Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús.
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Guided tour (Icelandic) - (I)ndependent People - Collaborations and Artist Initiatives, Hafnarhús, Sunday 10 June 3 p.m.

Kristín Dagmar Jóhannesdóttir, art historian and project manager at Reykjavik Art Museum will lead a guided tour through the exhibition (I)ndependent People at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús.
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Frum- Festival for new music - Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 10 June 8 p.m.

Solo works for alt- and bass flute, clarinet and bass clarinet
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New outdoor sculpture by Sólveig Aðalsteinsdóttir at Litlahlíð, Saturday 9 June 2 p.m.

Ceremony on the occasion of Sólveig Aðalsteinsdóttir newly placed work located at Litlahlíð by Bústaðavegur. Hafþór Yngvason, director of Reykjavik Art Museum will formally reveal the work.
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(I)ndependent People: Sirra Sigrún Sigurðardóttir, Hafnarhús – The Demented Diamond of Kling & Bang’s Confected Video Archive, Thursday 7 June 5 p.m.

The work depicts residents of Selfoss, a small town on the south coast of Iceland, expressing in movements and spoken text, their impressions from two dramatic events shaking their lives in the year 2008. In May a powerful earthquake took place, 6.7 magnitude, in October the country's economy collapsed.
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(I)ndependent People: Þóranna Björnsdóttir and Þráinn Hjálmarsson, Hafnarhús –Hlynur Hallsson & Jóna Hlíf Halldórsdóttir, Thursday 7 June 12.15 p.m.

Þóranna Björnsdóttir sound- and visual artist and Þráinn Hjálmarsson composer give a lecture in a series of presentations held as a part of Hlynur Hallsson´s and Jóna Hlíf Halldórsdóttir´s exhibition at Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús.
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Hangman's Rock - The Delirium of Vision, exhibition opening 2 June at Kjarvalsstaðir

Hangman´s Rock - The Delerium of Vision will be opened at Kjarvalsstaðir on Saturday 2nd of June, at 4 p.m. The curator Ólafur Gíslason put this exhibition together to look for an answer to the question of what drew Kjarval to this site, what questions he presented to the rock, and why the rock evoked such varied manifestations on the artist’s canvases.
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Curator’s talk with Ólafur Gíslason, Kjarvalsstaðir - Hangman's Rock - The Delirium of Vision, Sunday 3 June 3 p.m.

Art historian and curator Ólafur Gíslason will lead a talk through the exhibition Hangman's Rock - The Delirium of Vision which opened at the Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir June 2nd.
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Lecture by Arnar Eggert Thoroddsen & Hjálmar Stefán Brynjólfsson, (I)ndependent People, Hafnahus, Thursday 31 May 12.15 p.m.

Arnar Eggert Thoroddsen critic and Hjálmar Stefán Brynjólfsson lawyer give a lecture in a series of presentations held as a part of Hlynur Hallsson´s and Jóna Hlíf Halldórsdóttir´s exhibition at Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús. The cumulative and process-based character of exhibiting is evident in the work of Jóna Hlíf Halldórsdóttir & Hlynur Hallsson, in their use of the Reykjavík Art Museum as a public platform.
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Open House at Höfði, Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas
+ MIT 4.333, Sunday 3 June 2-5 p.m.

Sunday June, 3rd the historic house, Höfði will be open to the public in relation to the work of Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas currently on show at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhus.
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Lecture by JBK Ransu, Hlynur Hallsson & Jóna Hlíf Halldórsdóttir, Hafnarhús, Thursday 24 May 12.15 p.m.

Artist and art critic JBK Ransu gives the first lecture in a series of presentations held as a part of Hlynur Hallsson´s and Jóna Hlíf Halldórsdóttir´s exhibition at Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús.
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(I)ndependent People – Curator´s talk, film screening and sound performance - Hafnarhus, Thursday 24 May 5 p.m.

Curator Jonatan Habib Engqvist gives a talk about the (I)ndependent People project at Reykjavik Art Festival 2012 that has recently opened in various venues around Reykjavik and at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús.
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Raflost & Steina – Artist´s talk, Hafnarhús, Wednesday 23 May 2 p.m.

Wednesday 23 May 2 p.m. Steina participates in an artist´s talk at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhus. Steina is the special guest of the annual electronic arts festival Raflost 2012 which is held in collaboration with (I)ndependent People at Reykjavik Art Festival.
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(I)ndependent People: Collaborations and Artist Initiatives

(I)ndependent People asks if and how collaboration can operate in negotiation between contesting ideas and desires, and yet allow for unplanned action. This large-scale collaborative takes place at a cluster of museums, galleries, artist-run spaces and institutions in the capital area.
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(I)dependent people: The Leyline Project - Ley Line Workshop. Hafnarhús, Monday 21 May 3-5 p.m.

Artists Steingrímur Eyfjörð & Ulrika Sparre lead a workshop with the participation of Valdemar Gísli Valdemarsson, Electrical Engineer and leyline enthusiast. The workshop will include a short history of the theory of Ley Lines and dowsing.
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(I)ndependent People: Raflost & Steina. Hafnarhús, Saturday 19 May 9-12 p.m.

Video artist Steina will perform Violin Power as a part of (I)ndependent People and Raflost, Icelandic Festival of Electronic Arts. Other performers include Egill Sæbjörnsson, the Arduino-group and Hestbak, who perform works by S.L.Á.T.U.R.s.
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Lecture by Alanna Heiss is postponed.

Lecture by Alanna Heiss, scheduled for Wednesday 16 May, 8 p.m. has been postponed due to uncontrollable circumstances until the fall of 2012. The event is a part of TALK Series, a collaborative visitor program initiated by Reykjavik Art Museum, Icelandic Art Center and the Icelandic Academy of the Arts. Sponsored by The American Embassy in Iceland.
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Sýningarstjóraspjall - Inn í kviku, Ásmundarsafn, sunnudag 13. maí kl. 14.

Sýningarstjórarnir Kristín Guðnadóttir og Steinunn Helgadóttir spjalla um sýninguna Inn í kviku sem opnaði í Ásmundarsafni þann 5. maí.
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Preview: Tales of a Sea Cow by artist Etienne De France. Special Off Venue Event: Reykjavik Shorts&Docs 2012. Hafnarhús, Tuesday 8 May 5 p.m.

Reykjavik Art Museum in collaboration with Reykjavik Shorts&Docs and the French Embassy in Iceland introduces a special off venue event; Tales of a Sea Cow a film by artist Etienne De France.
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Elektra Ensemble Concert at Kjarvalsstaðir

Concert in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Museum. Music by M. Arnold, A. Templeton, J. M. Damase and C. Saint- Saëns will be performed by Elektra Ensemble and Matthías Birgir Nardeau.
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The Fire Within - Exhibition opening, Ásmundarsafn

The exhibition The Fire Within will be opened at Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum, Ásmundarsafn, on Saturday 5th of May. The exhibition is built around the emotional core of the artist but represents a new approach to his work.
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Iceland Art Academy Graduation Show 2012- Symposium. Hafnarhús, Sunday 6 May 2.30 – 4.30 p.m.

Held by the Department of Fine Art at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, the symposium is set to discuss the aftermath for artists after graduation. Speakers include graduating students as well as contemporary Icelandic artists and art professionals.
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Antoni Tàpies - Guided tour. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 6 May 3 p.m.

Klara Þórhallsdóttir, project manager of Education leads a guided tour through the exhibition Antoni Tàpies - Image, Body, Pathos currently on view at Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir.
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Gallery talk with curator Daníel Björnsson. Hafnarhús, Sunday 29 April 3 p.m.

Daníel Björnsson curator leads a gallery talk through the exhibition of design students. Iceland Academy of the Arts – Graduation Exhibition 2012showcases final projects of students from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in the Fine Arts, Design and Architecture Departments.
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Ásmundarsafn closed until the 5th of May

This week the exhibition Fire Within is getting installed and will open on the 5th of May. Until then Ásmundarsafn Museum is closed, but guests are welcome to visit the museum garden at will.
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The Museum Belt

The Museum Belt is ment specially for families with children. The Museum Belt offers a unique learning opportunities in informal educational settings through play. The Belt is available at all locations of Reykjavik Art Museum and can be borrowed without a charge.
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Iceland Academy of the Arts - Graduation Exhibition 2012

Students from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in the Fine Arts, Design and Architecture Departments show their final projects.
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Reykjavik Children´s Culture Festival 2012 at Reykjavik Art Museum

A diverse and fun schedule will be at Reykjavik Art Musuem during Reykjavik Children´s Culture Festival 2012. The programme will be pre-launched at Ásmundarsafn on monday the 16th of April. Free entrance for adults accompanied by children at Reykjavik Art Museum during the Festival.
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Gallery Talk on Tapies. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 15 Apríl 3 p.m.

Dr. Margrét Jónsdóttir Njarðvík and art historian Rebekka Rán Samper participate in a gallery talk on the work of Catalan artist Antoni Tàpies (1923–2012) focusing on Catalan history and culture.
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LornaLAB: Neurosignalling. Hafnarhus. Saturday 14 April, 1 - 5 p.m.

LornaLAB in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Museum hosts its third workshop this year, moderated by artist Halldor Ulfarsson. The workshop will focus on the theme of neurosignalling with introductions from various speakers including Deepa Lyengar at MindGames.
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From Knowledge Production to Wisdom Creation; Transformation in The Postdisciplinary Era. Hafnarhús, Wednesday 11 March at 8 p.m.

Join Ronald Jones, PhD, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, from The Experience Design Group for a highly speculative seminar on how knowledge production has been transformed into wisdom creation as we have transitioned from the Creative Economy (1990's) to the Experience Economy (2000) to the emerging Transformative Economy.
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Tríó Reykjavíkur - ókeypis hádegistónleikar. Kjarvalsstaðir, föstudagur 13. apríl kl. 12.15

Listasafn Reykjavíkur og Tríó Reykjavíkur hafa um nokkurt skeið verið í samstarfi um ókeypis hádegistónleikaröð á Kjarvalsstöðum við góðar undirtektir. Í hádeginu föstudaginn 13. apríl verður sjónum beint að Antonio Vivaldi og Beethoven.
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Believe it or not – Gallery talk for the family. Ásmundarsafn, Sunday 1 April 2 p.m.

The work of artist Magnus Arnason stand on a vague line between the real and unreal, fiction and facts. The same can often be said about science itself as the The Explosive Team have proved with their flamboyant spectacles. In the dome of the Ásmundarsafn art museum, Magnus has recreated a famous experiment of chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur.
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LornaLAB - Robotics. Hafnarhus, Saturday 31 March, 1 - 5 p.m.

LornaLAB in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Museum hosts its third workshop this year, moderated by artist Sigrun Hardardottir. The workshop will focus on the theme of Robotics with guest lectures Joseph Timotei Foley and Stefán Freyr Stefánsson from Reykjavik University. Those interested are encouraged to participate actively in the dialogue.
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Toys Toys Toys! - Concert in Jadarber new music series - Wednesday March 28 at 8 pm at Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavík Art Museum. Free entrance

New compositions for toys or with elements of games by Charles Ross, Páll Ivan Pálsson, Jesper Pedersen and Katie Buckley among older international game pieces. New composers will emerge as well, all ending in one big toy happening with all performers included!
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Cultural card – Friendly Week. Kjarvalsstaðir 25 – 31 March

Owners of Reykjavik Culture Card are invited to bring a guest to the exhibitions at Kjarvalsstaðir during the week 25-31 March for free.
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IMAGINE PEACE TOWER lit on Spring Equinox 20.-27. March

The IMAGINE PEACE TOWER will be lit on spring Equinox, Thuesday 20. March and brighten the sky above Reykjavik until 27. March. By doing so we wish to celebrate the increasing daylight, warming temperatures and the rebirth of flora and fauna.
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Erró donates Teapots to RAM at DesignMarch. Hafnarhús, Thursday 23rd of March.

DesignMarch is around the corner, Reykjavik Art Museum asked Erró to come up with an idea for participation in the project. The artist is known for his great generosity, and donated seven impressive Chinese porcelain teapots and announced simultaneously that the pots were a gift to the Art Museum.
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Gallery Talk on Tàpies- Ingibjörg Jónsdóttir and Kristinn Már Pálmason. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 25 March 3 p.m.

Artists Ingibjörg Jónsdóttir and Kristinn Már Pálmason participate in a gallery talk on the work of Catalan artist Antoni Tàpies (1923–2012). The exhibition Image, Body, Pathos currently on view at Kjarvalsstaðir shows paintings from more than seven decades of the impressive creative oeuvre of the artist.
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Claire Bishop – Delegated Performance: Outsourcing Authenticity. Hafnarhús – TALK Series,Wednesday 21 March 8 p.m.

Claire Bishop is the second participant in TALK Series, a collaborative lecture program initiated by Reykjavik Art Museum, the Icelandic Art Center and the Icelandic Academy of the Arts. Bishop will give a lecture on the topic of delegated performance with reference to the work of Santiago Sierra, currently on show at Hafnarhus.
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Berry jam - North-Arch Percussion Trio. Fringeberry at Hafnarhús, sunday 18 march at 8 p.m.

Premier of the Scandinavian tour by the percussion trio NorthArch. The trio will also be playing in Norway, Denmark and Sweden. The programme consists of works by Mauricios Kagel, Carolyn Chen, Antonio Barnett-McIntosh, Anna Thorvaldsdóttir as well as a premier of three new pieces.
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ANTONI TΆPIES – Image, Body, Pathos. Opening reception Saturday 17 March 4 p.m.

Antoni Tapies - Image, Body, Pathos consists of paintings on canvas or wood (mostly mixed media) from 1958 to the present. Included are many key works that exemplify Tàpies’s unique use of materials.
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Symbols and Textures: Please-touch-workshop. Kjarvalsstaðir, March 18 at 3pm.

In museums there are usually strict rules about not touching the artwork. The Please-touch-workshop for families at Kjarvalsstaðir focuses on a collection of different textures that resemble at some level the works of Jóhannes S. Kjarval, the master of texture through pattern and the works of the Spanish painter Antony Tàpies.
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DESIGN AS DEVELOPMENT TOOL – A social point of view. Hafnarhús, Thursday 15 March at 17:00

The topics of Giulio Vinaccia's lecture at Reykjavík Art Museum is how the access to the design economy can be facilitated for excluded populations from the peripheral countries?
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NO!- Symposium on Resistance and Transgression. Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús, Sunday 11 March, 2 – 4 p.m.

The symposium is held in relation to the exhibition of Santiago Sierra currently on view at Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús. Many of Sierra´s works stand as a reminder of the importance of civil liberties, including the right to refuse to obey certain laws and commands of a government.
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Final Weekend at Kjarvalsstaðir

Sunday 4 March is the last exhibition day for two of Kjarvalsstaðir exhibition: Snøhetta – architecture, landscape, interior and My dreamland in the North – Karen Agnete Þórarinsson.
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Agnete at Kílakot. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 4th of March at 3 p.m.

Historian Sigurlaugur Ingólfsson participates in a gallery talk in relation to the exhibition My dreamland in the North – Karen Agnete Þórarinsson.
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Tectonics - Final-Party at Reykjavik Art Museum. Hafnarhús, Saturday 3 March at 10.30 p.m.

The closing act at Tectonics Music Festival will take place at Reykjavik Art Museum on Saturday 3rd of March at 22.30 p.m.
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Óðinshrafninn

Hið tignarlega verk Ásmundar Sveinssonar, Óðinshrafninn, hefur nú verið steyptur í takmörkuðu upplagi og er nú fáanlegur í verslunum Listasafns Reykjavíkur í Hafnarhúsi, Ásmundarsafni og á Kjarvalsstöðum.
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Hans Johannsson on Snøhetta. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 26. February, 3 p.m.

Classical violin maker Hans Johannsson introduces his own participation and projects with the architectural firm Snøhetta. In 2007 he developed a prototype of a new stringed instrument in collaborationwith artist Olafur Eliasson and architect Andreas Eggertsen (Snohetta).
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LornaLAB: Digital Fabrication. Hafnarhús, Saturday 25th Feb. 1-5 p.m.

LornaLAB in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Museum offers a series of workshops in its program of events. The second workshop this year is moderated by artist Eric Parr, and will focus on the theme of Digital Fabrication.
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Imagine Peace Tower lights up - honouring Yoko Ono´s birthday

The City of Reykjavík has decided to light up the Imagine Peace Tower on Ms. Yoko Ono’s birthday February 18th. The Mayor Mr. Jon Gnarr, says that it is appropriate to thank her for her dedication to peace and Reykjavik.
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Umsóknarfresti um starf verkefnastjóra fræðsludeildar Listasafns Reykjavíkur lýkur 15. febrúar.

Um er að ræða fullt starf og nauðsynlegt er að viðkomandi geti hafið störf 12. mars.
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What do we do for and with designers?

Bjarnheiður Jóhannsdóttir and Guðmundur Óli Hilmisson talk about the services of Innovation Center Iceland, their grants and support systems in a lecture series arranged by Iceland Design Center, Reykjavik Art Museum and Iceland Academy of the Arts.
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NO!!! - Workshop Discussions for Young People (16 +). Hafnarhús, Sunday 19 February 3 p.m.


Workshop for young people (16 +) is held in relation to the exhibition Santiago Sierra: Films and Works currently on show at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús.
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John Cage - Concert by Jaðarber. Kjarvalsstadir, Wednesday 15th February at 8 p.m.

This year marks 100 years since the birth of composer John Cage, born on the 5th of September 1912. All kinds of concerts and events to honor the memory of John Cage will be held in locations around the world. Jadarber and Reykjavik Art Museum will be included in this wave because John Cage has had a major impact on the art in Iceland as elsewhere.
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KJARVAL the master. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 12 February 3 p.m.

Artist Einar Garibaldi Eiríksson, participates in a gallery talk through the exhibition Kjarval – Key Works by Jóhannes S. Kjarval (1885-1972).
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Reykjavik Museum Night, February 10th. 2012

Reykjavik Art Museum offers a diverse program at Hafnarhús, Kjarvalsstaðir and Ásmundarsafn for Reykjavik Museum Night 2011, that will take place on Friday, February 10th from 7. p.m. - 12. p.m. (midnight). The program is free and open to everyone.
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The Art Among the People. Ásmundarsafn, Sunday 5 February 2 p.m.

Gallery talk with emphasis on Ásmundur Sveinsson’s work in public space.
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Symposium: Art and Public Space. Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús, Saturday, 4 February 1-4 p.m.

The symposium is set to discuss art and public space on the occation of the 40th anniversary of the Reykjavik Association of Sculptors. For 2012 the Association will host a varied schedule of events relating to the theme of art and public space. These include the symposium, an exhibition and a publication.
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Time travel – workshop for children (5 years+), Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 29 January, 3 p.m.

Hugrun Þorsteinsdóttir, architect leads a gallery talk and workshop for the family, held in relation to the exhibitions Snøhetta - Architecture, landscape, interior and “My dreamland in the North“ - Karen Agnete Þórarinsson, at Kjarvalsstaðir.
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An annual Mozart concert. Kjarvalsstaðir, friday 27th of January.

An annual concert in the memoriam of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born January 27th. The concert is free and starts at 6 p.m on friday.
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LornaLAB: Programming for young and old. Hafnarhús, Saturday 28th January 1-5 p.m.

LornaLAB in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Museum offers a series of workshops in its program of events. The first workshop during this year is focused towards all ages and moderated by Hannes Högni Vilhjálmsson, IT and mediaartscientist. The workshop is free of charge and open to everyone.
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No, Global Tour - A film by Santiago Sierra, Tuesday 24 January 8 p.m. at Cinema Paradise

In relation to Santiago Sierra´s exhibition at Reykjavik Art Museum- Hafnarhús, NO, Global Tour by Santiago Sierra will be screened at Cinema Paradise Tuesday 24 January 8 p.m.
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The Black Cone - Performance by Santiago Sierra

The artwork, The Black Cone, Monument to Civil Disobedience consists of a 180 cm high monolith and will be placed in front of the Icelandic Parliament building at Austurvöllur on Friday 20 January at 1 p.m. The performance is a reminder of the importance of civil liberties, including the right to refuse to obey certain laws and commands of a government.
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No, Global Tour - Thurday 20th of January

The last location of the sculpture will be at Hallgrímskirkja and the NO sculpture will be there between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. From there the sculpure will drive down Skólavörðustígur and Laugavegur towards Reykjavik Art Museum Hafnarhús,
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Reykjavik Art Museum, Icelandic Art Center and the Icelandic Academy of the Arts TALK it through

Luis E. Arreaga, the American ambassador to Iceland, signed a contract with Reykjavik Art Museum, the Icelandic Art Center and the Icelandic Academy of the Arts who are initiating a collaborative lecture program under the title TALK Lecture & Visitor Series.
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NO, Global Tour - Wednesday

NO, Global Tour by Santiagos Sierra continues today and will go allover Reykjavik.
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Santiago Sierra - No Global Tour / exhibition opening

Santiago Sierra´s exhibition opens at Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhus on friday the 20th of January 2012. In relation to his exhibition the No global tour has arrived to Reykjavik.
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Curator’s talk with Hrafnhildur Schram. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 22 January 3 p.m.

Curator Hrafnhildur Schram participates in a talk in relation to the exhibition My dreamland in the North – Karen Agnete Þórarinsson.
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Trio of Reykjavik. Kjarvalsstaðir, 20 January 12:15 p.m.

Concert with two of the trio‘s members: Guðný Guðmundsdóttir, violin and Peter Máté, piano. Entrance is free and open to all.
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Dream Wanderer. Hafnarhús, Thursday 19 January 8 p.m.

Designer Katrín Ólína has worked with the idea of the dream for most of her carrier. In this first lecture of the year organized by the Icelandic Design Centre, Reykjavik Art Museum and the Iceland Academy of the Arts Katrín Ólína will talk about her work from the Dream wanderer´s perspective.
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Erro posters for sale at RAM

In relations to the Exhibition Erro - Posters, Erro has decided to offer posters from the exhibition for sale at Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús.
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Two exhibitions opening on saturday the 14th of january 2012 at Kjarvalsstaðir.

An exhibition with some of the finest works of painter Karen Agnete (1903-1992) opens along with an exhibition of projects by internationally recognized architecture firm Snøhetta from Norway.
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Symposium – Snøhetta and contemporary architecture. Reykjavik Art Museum, Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 15 January 3 – 5 p.m.

The symposium is set to discuss contemporary architecture in relation to relation to the exhibition of the architecture firm Snøhetta at Reykjavik Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir. Curator, Eva Madshus will discuss Norwegian contemporary architecture and Tarald Lundvall, director of Snøhetta introduces selected projects of Snøhetta.
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Reykjavik Art Museum - Winter 2012 Progamme

13 exhibitions and around 40 events will take place at Reykjavik Art Musem over the following month. To name few there are exhibitions by Karen Agnete, Sierra and Tápies along with events such as Talk series, Family-events, concerts, Santiago Sierra´s happenings and so on.
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Drawing workshop and gallery talk for the family. Hafnarhus, Sunday 8 January 3 p.m.

Hugrun Þorsteinsdottir leads a drawing workshop and a gallery talk for the family. The event is especially designed for children between the age of 5 and 10 years old but parents are encouraged to actively take part in the program.
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On the Trail of Odysseus - Gallery talk with Ragna Sigurðardóttir. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 18 December 3 p.m.

Ragna Sigurðardóttir, writer and art critic participates in a gallery walk through Daði Guðbjörnsson´s exhibition On the Trail of Odysseus. The exhibition is inspired by the long and eventful voyage of Odysseus. Guðbjörnsson is not registering the voyage as such in images, but rather looking at the Odyssey as a fable of the soul spiritual search where the paintings manifest the body of that soul.
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Faster and slower lines - Lecture and discussions. Hafnarhús, Thursday 15th of December at 8 p.m.

In relation to the exhibition Faster and slower lines, curator Birta Guðjónsdóttir and art historian and art critic Jan-Philipp Fruehsorge will discuss drawing as a contemporary art medium, drawing practices within the visual arts and its broad field of activity.
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Reykjavik Art Museum introduces additions to our Postcard collection.

Reykjavik Art Museum introduces additions to our Postcard collection. Limited edition postcards with artworks from some of the finest Icelandic artists are available at all RAM locations, Hafnarhús, Kjarvalsstadir and Asmundarsafn. Some of the cards are especially suitable as christmas cards.
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Curator’s talk - Eiríkur Þorláksson. Ásmundarsafn – From Sketch to Sculpture. Sunday 11 December, 3 pm.

Sunday 11 December, 3 p.m. Eiríkur Þorláksson, art historian and former director of Reykjavik Art Museum participates in a curator’s talk in relation to the exhibition From Sketch to Sculpture - Drawings by Ásmundur Sveinsson.
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Artist’s talk - Björk Viggósdóttir. Hafnarhús – D22,
Thursday 8 December, 6 p.m.

Thursday 8 December, 6 p.m., artist Björk Viggósdóttir participates in an artist’s talk in relation to her exhibition Kite.
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Opening hours - Christmas 2011

Hafnarhús - Ásmundarsafn - Kjarvalsstaðir
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Movements of Kites - Dance performance by Sigríður Soffía Níelsdóttir. Hafnarhús – D22 Björk Viggósdóttir. Friday 2 December , 4 p.m.

As a part of Björk Viggósdóttir‘s exhibition, dancer and choreographer Sigríður Soffía Níelsdóttir performs a dance performance in the D- gallery at Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús. The piece builds on strings of emotions, struggle and restrictions with references to martial arts.
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Talk with students and curators. Kjarvalsstaðir – Kjarval Moves Me. Saturday 3 December, 3 p.m.

Curators and students participate in a gallery talk through Kjarval Moves Me; an exhibition-project made in collaboration with third year students from the Faculty of Humanities, Kvennaskólinn in Reykjavik Junior College, and Anna Jóhannsdóttir (Anna Jóa) artist, critic and Art history and Theory teacher at Kvennaskólinn.
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Imagine Peace: Intercultural gathering and workshop for friends and families. Videy, Sunday 3 December, 2 p.m.

The theme of the workshop is based on Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace Tower, and the words IMAGINE PEACE. Peace, equality and compassion is the focus for a creative writers- and drawing workshop for kids and adults, inspired by Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir´s children´s novel Flugan sem stöðvaði stríðið (The fly that stopped the war)...
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Gallery Talk – Kristín Ómarsdóttir. Hafnarhús - Tiger Butter, Sunday 4 december at 3 p.m.

Kristín Ómarsdóttir, writer discusses her own thoughts and interpretation of Ósk Vilhjálmsdóttir´s installation Tiger Butter.
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Gardar and Robert play their favorite songs. Kjarvalsstaðir, 1. and 2. December at 12:15 p.m.

Garðar Cortes and pianist Robert Sund will play some of their favorite Christmas songs at noon on thursday and friday at Reykjavik art museum, Kjarvalsstaðir.
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Frozen Berries - A Nordic concert. Kjarvalsstaðir, Wednesday November 30th at 8 p.m. Free entrance.

This concept-art based concert focuses on young Nordic composers who are known for progressive and innovative compositions. The composers are: Stine Sørlie (NO), Øyvind Torvund (NO), Simon Steen-Andersen (DK) and Kaj Aune (DK).
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Kjarvalsstaðir – On the Trail of Odysseus. Introduction to the Odyssey and artist’s talk. Sunday 27 November 3 p.m.

On Sunday 27 November 3 p.m. Geir Þórarinn Þórarinsson gives a short introduction to Homer´s epic poem the Odyssey. Afterwards, Daði Guðbjörnsson discusses his work now seen at Kjarvalsstaðir. The exhibition On the Trail of Odysseus is inspired by the long and eventful voyage of Odysseus.
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Kjarvalsstaðir – Kjarval Moves Me. Talk with students and curators. Saturday 26 November, 3 p.m.

Curators and students participate in a gallery talk through Kjarval Moves Me; an exhibition-project made in collaboration with third year students from the Faculty of Humanities, Kvennaskólinn in Reykjavik Junior College, and Anna Jóhannsdóttir (Anna Jóa) artist, critic and Art history and Theory teacher at Kvennaskólinn.
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LornaLAB: On Instrument Making #2. Hafnarhús, Saturday, 26 November, 1 – 5 p.m.

LornaLAB in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Museum offers a series of workshops in its program of events. The final workshops this year will focus on the theme of instrument making led by composers Áki Ásgeirsson Magnús Jensson and Jesper Pedersen. Those interested are encouraged to participate actively in the dialogue.
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Björk Viggosdottir opens Kites at Hafnarhús

On thursday, 24th of November, Björk Viggósdóttir opens her exhibition Kites at Hafnarhús.
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New Coffee house opens at Kjarvalsstaðir

Thursday 17th November Chef Ari Heimisson opens a new and exiting coffee house at Kjarvalsstaðir, with a focus on healthy light courses and coffee at a reasonable price.
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Kjarvalsstaðir, 2 sýningar opnaðar, laugardag 19. nóvember kl. 16.

Litrík og ærslafull málverk Daða Guðbjörnssonar (1954) hafa notið mikillar lýðhylli og eru vel þekkt meðal almennings. Skrautið og flúrið í verkum sínum segir Daði að rekja megi til einhverskonar barokkstíls, en allt frá upphafi níunda áratugarins hefur Daði verið ötull við sýningarhald. Við sama tækifæri verður opnuð í Kjarvalssalnum nýstárleg Kjarvalssýning sem Listasafn Reykjavíkur hefur haft frumkvæði að í samstarfi við nemendur í Kvennaskólanum í Reykjavík.
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Holle rasse hia: 20 minute (de)tours. Kjarvalsstaðir - 21st, 23rd and 25th November from 12:10 - 12:30.

Artists Anna Hrund Másdóttir, Ingibjörg Sigurjónsdóttir and Þórgunnur Oddsdóttir guide 20 minute de(tours) of Kjarvalsstaðir. The (de)tours will take place in Icelandic, are free of charge and open to everyone.
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20 years of education - Seminar. Kjarvalsstaðir, sunday 20th November 2 - 4:30 p.m.

Reykjavik Art Museum has for 20 years educated the public about art and host a seminar on museum education, called 20/20. The event will take place in icelandic.
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Design reflections. Hafnarhús, Thursday 17th at 8 p.m.

Iceland Design Center, Reykjavik Art Museum and Iceland Academy of the Arts introduce a lecture about the experience of the Aurora fund.
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Exhibition of selected works from drawing competition and winners announced

Today Reykjavik Art Museum announced two winners in a drawing competition which was brought on in connection with the Museum’s focus on the drawing art-form at its various exhibitions. The competition consisted of two categories, one for children in 7th to 10th grade in Icelandic compulsory schools and the other for the citizens of Iceland in general.
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Gallery talk - Ingólfur Arnarson and Helgi Þorgils Friðjónsson. Hafnarhús, Sunday 13. November 3 p.m.

Artists Ingólfur Arnarson and Helgi Þorgils Friðjónsson participate in a gallery talk through the exhibition Faster and Slower Lines. The exhibition explores the phenomenon of drawing in all of its aspects through a selection of two- and three-dimensional works by over seventy Icelandic and international artists.
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Exhibition of selected works from drawing competition and winners announced. Hafnarhús, Saturday 12 November 2 p.m.

Total of 114 drawings were submitted in a drawing competition Reykjavik Art Museum presented few weeks ago. Next Saturday a selection of the works will be displayed in an exhibition at Hafnarhús and at the same occasion two winners will receive awards for their contribution.
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Trio of Reykjavik – Free entrance. Kjarvalsstaðir, Friday 11th of November at 12:15pm

Reykjavik Art Museum and Trio of Reykjavik started their cooperation in 2008 in a series of midday concerts at Kjarvalsstaðir. Next Friday two members of the Trio play solo pieces for violin and sello and a duet by Hoffmeister. The concert starts at 12.15 p.m. and lasts for 40 minutes. Entrance is free.
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Drawing: tour. Hafnarhús, Sunday 6th of November at 3 p.m.

Kristín Dagmar Jóhannesdóttir leads a gallery talk through the exhibitions Erró-Drawings, Attarsee and Faster and Slower Lines at Hafnarhús.
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Kjarval‘s oddiTIES. Kjarvalsstaðir, Saturday 5 November 3 p.m.

Live event and open discussions led by artist Huginn Þór Arason in relation to the workshop Kjarval‘s oddiTIES. Huginn will bring forward objects, images and stories related to the workshop and discuss them in the light of performance art.
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Reykjavik Culture Card - Lucky winners

Three lucky buyers of the Reykjavik Culture Card recieved their prize on the 22nd of October. The winners were drawn from over 7.800 people who have bought the Culture card.
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Elektra and Sigríður Ósk. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 30th of October at 8 p.m.

Elektra and Guests is the name of a classical music programme set up by Elektra Ensemble in co-operation with Reykjavik Art Museum. The first event will take place at Kjarvalsstaðir on Sunday, 30th of October at 8 p.m. where Electra Ensemble will be joined by Sigríður Ósk Kristjánsdóttir, mezzósópran.
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A New Art Emerges & Fringeberry - Gallery talk and performance. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 30 October 3 p.m.

Jón Proppé and Dr. Dagný Kristjánsdóttir, professor in Icelandic Literature at University of Iceland discuss modern Icelandic literature in the 1960s. The event is held in relation to exhibition A New Art Emerges, which researches the dramatic generational shift in Icelandic art in the mid-1960s. Followed by a performance by Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir and Fengjastrútur.
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LornaLAB: On Instrument Making. Hafnarhús, Saturday, 29 October, 1 – 5 p.m.

LornaLAB in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Museum offers a series of workshops in its program of events. The two final workshops this year will focus on the theme of instrument making. The first taking place on Saturday, 29 October will be moderated by artist, Halldór Úlfarsson. The workshop offers a short introduction by four instrumental makers and open discussions.
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Fringeberry - Musica Nova. Kjarvalsstaðir, Wednesday 26th at 8 p.m.

Next wednesday at Kjarvalsstaðir, we will re-live the experimental music of Musica Nova, the event is a part of the musical series Fringeberry.
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Gallery talk – A New Art Emerges. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 23th of October at 3 p.m.

Curator Jón Proppé, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir and Erlingur Gíslason discuss experimentation and avant-garde theater in the 1960s. The event is held in relation to exhibition A New Art Emerges, which researches the dramatic generational shift in Icelandic art in the mid-1960s.
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Design spin - The sphere of design. Hafnarhús, Thursday 20th of October at 8 p.m.

Hildigunnur Sverrisdóttir, architect reflects on the sphere of design, the tools of the designer and its relevance in todays society. What is the web of knowledge spun by design?
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Artistic science-expedition and guided family talk. Ásmundarsafn, Sunday 16th of October 2 p.m.

Join us on an artistic science expedition on the exhibitions From Sketch to Sculpture - Drawings by Ásmundur Sveinsson and Homage by Magnús Árnason at Ásmundarsafn, where both the exhibitions are on display.
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Norræn samtímalist leggur undir sig sýningarstaðina á Listahátíð í Reykjavík 2012

Listahátíð í Reykjavík í samstarfi við Listasafn Íslands, Listasafn Reykjavíkur, Nýlistasafnið, Norræna húsið og Kynningarmiðstöð íslenskrar myndlistar undirbýr nú umfangsmikið myndlistarverkefni fyrir Listahátíð 2012. Verkefnið hefur hlotið styrk úr norræna sjóðnum Kultur Kontakt Nord og hefur ráðið til sín sýningarstjórann Jonatan Habib Engqvist sem mun stýra verkefninu ásamt verkefnisstjóra, Kristínu Scheving.
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Reykjavik Art Museum - Airwaves Programme

A diverse programme will be at The Reykjavik Art Museum (Harbour House) during Iceland Airwaves from thursday until saturday. Among the bands that will perform are Beach House (US), GusGus (IS) and HAM (IS).
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The 2011 Love Globe - Presented by Yoko Ono

The 2011 Love Globe (Kaerleikskúlan), a special Christmas ornament, was presented at a celebratory ceremony at Reykjavík Art Museum on the 11th of October.
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Imagine Peace Tower. Sunday 9th of October.

On the occasion of lighting of the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER, on October 9th 2011, Yoko Ono invites the public to Viðey-island that same evening.
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A New Art Emerges & Fringeberry - Gallery talk and performance. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 9 October, 3 p.m.

Gallery talk with curator Jón Proppé and Bjarki Sveinbjörnsson Director of the Music Museum in Iceland on music in the 1960s. The event is held in relation to exhibition A New Art Emerges, which researches the dramatic generational shift in Icelandic art in the mid-1960s.
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Tiger Butter - Gallery Talk. Hafnarhús, Thursday, 6 oktober, 8 p.m.

Ósk Vilhjálmsdóttir and Hlynur Helgason, artist and philosopher will participate in a gallery talk in relation to Vilhjálmsdóttir´s installation Tiger Butter.
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SLÁTUR International New Music Festival

Sláturtíð 2011 – SLÁTUR International New Music Festival takes place for the third time between the 28th of September and 3rd of October. The Festival consists of 7 events, most of them in collaboration with Reykjavík Art Museum and the concert series Jaðarber which takes place in Hafnarhús.
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Loðmar’s Untold Stories: Workshop for the Family. Kjarvalsstaðir. Sunday 2 October, 2 pm.

Loðmar is a character that lives in the first page of a book. But until now, he has not deared to move over to the next pages. Its authors, Auður Ösp Guðmundsdóttir and Embla Vigfúsdóttir, and artist Huginn Þór Arason will lead a storytelling workshop where few untold stories might reveal itself.
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Faster and Slower Lines - Gallery talk. Hafnarhus, Sunday, 25 September, 3 p.m.

Curator Birta Guðjónsdóttir and collector Pétur Arason participate in a gallery talk through the exhibition Faster and Slower Lines.
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Mareike Gast - Possibilities of organic electronics. Hafnarhus, Thursday 22nd of September at 8 p.m.

Iceland Design Center, Reykjavik Art Museum and Iceland Academy of the Arts introduce a lecture by designer Mareike Gast on the possibilities of organic electronics on Thursday 22nd of September at Hafnarhus.
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LornaLAB : Electronic and interactive art. Hafnarhús, Saturday, 24 September, 1 – 5 p.m.

LornaLAB in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Museum offers a series of workshops in its program of events. The second workshop is moderated by Sigrun Harðardottir visual artist and Jesper Petersen, composer. Both are teaches at The Iceland Academy of The Arts.
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Three new exhibitions will be opened at Hafnarhús Thursday 22nd September

The exhibition Faster and Slower Lines sheds the curator's view of a selection of drawings from the art collection of Pétur Arason and Ragna Róbertsdóttir. For the A-gallery the artist Vilhjálmsdóttir has created a work that seeks to connect the museum and public spaces of the city, focusing on a social dialogue within the museum walls. The twenty-first D-gallery series will also be open on Thursday and shows Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir's installation, named Spot.
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Reykjavik Art Museum Drawing Competition

Reykjavik Art Museum announces a drawing competition in which primary school students (7th and 8th, 9th and 10th grade) around the country and the general population, 16 years of age and older are invited to participate.
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Reykjavik Art Museum - Educational Pack available

By publishing an educational package, Reykjavik Art Museum aims to assist teachers in their preperations for a museum visit. The purpose of the package is to make the museums collection more accessible and to make a visit to the museum more focused.
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A New Art Emerges & Fringeberry - Kjarvalsstaðir - Sunday 18 September 3 p.m.

Curator’s talk with Jón Proppé, followed by a musical performance by pianist Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir. Curator and art philosopher Jón Proppé guides a tour through the exhibition A New Art Emerges, which researches the dramatic generational shift in Icelandic art in the mid-1960s.
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Trio of Reykjavik, Brahms Piano Trio nr. 2 in C major, op. 87 - Kjarvalsstaðir, Friday 16th of september at 12:15pm

The entire Brahms (1833-1897) Piano Trio nr. 2 in C major, op. 87 will be performed at Kjarvalsstaðir on the 16th of September at 12:15 pm. The Trio will be perfomed by Trio of Reykjavik which members are: Guðnýju Guðmundsdóttur Violin, Gunnari Kvaran Cello and Peter Máté piano. Free Entrance.
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Landsbankinn afhendir Listasafni Reykjavíkur flygil að gjöf

Landsbankinn hefur gefið Listasafni Reykjavíkur flygil að gjöf og var hann afhentur safninu í dag, skömmu áður en fyrsti opinberi flutningur á hljóðfærið fór fram. Flygillinn er af tegundinni Petrof og hefur verið til húsa í útibúi Landsbankans á Laugavegi 77 í allmörg ár.
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RAM, Reykjavik Dance festival and Jaðarber. Hafnarhús, Thursday 8th og Saturday 10th of September

Reykjavík Art Museum is committed to actively participate in ambitious projects in music, dance, film and other arts. One of those festivals that RAM has renewed its cooperation with year after year is Reykjavik Dance Festival.
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Homage Gallery Talk - Ásmundarsafn, Sunday 11 September 3 p.m.

Artist Magnús Árnason and biologist Dr. Guðmundur Eggertsson will participate in a gallery talk in relation to Árnason´s installation Homage, which opened on Saturday 30th April in the dome of the Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum. The work addresses the notion of spontaneous generation and its refutation by experiment, with allusion to the experiment of French biologist Louis Pasteur.
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Katrin Sigurdardottir at the Met : Katrín Sigurðardóttir & Anne L. Strauss. Hafnarhús, Thursday 8 September 8 p.m.

Artist Katrín Sigurðardóttir and Anne L. Strauss, curator from the Metropolitan Museum in New York, discuss the exhibition Katrin Sigurdardottir at the Met. The exhibition included two site-specific sculptural installations that were on show at the Metropolitan Museum in New York October 19, 2010 – June 5, 2011.
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Þórdís Aðalsteinsdóttir awarded recognition from the Gudmunda S. Kristindóttir Memorial Award Fund

On Saturday the 3rd of September, Erró awarded Þórdís Aðalsteinsdóttir (Thordis Adalsteinsdottir) a prize and recognition from the Gudmunda S. Kristinsdóttir Fund, for her contribution in the field of art. The award ceremony took place at the opening of the Erró and Attersee exhibitions in Hafnarhusid. Þórdís's mother, Hildur Marta Richter received the award on behalf of Þórdís.
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Reykjavik Art Museum - Fall Programme

The Fall Programme for Reykjavik Art Museum is now available for download . At RAM, fifteen exhibitions will be at display this fall, starting from 1st of September and ending at the end of the year. The Museum will also be offering upto fifty events by it´s self or in co-operation with others.
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Critic and theory - Symposium. Hafnarhus, Sunday 4 September 3-5 p.m.

The symposium is set to give insight to a research project where essays and writings on Icelandic art have been collected during the summer of 2011. Made in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Museum, National Gallery of Iceland, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Art history and theory at the University of Iceland and The Icelandic Association for Art History and Aesthetics the project is moderated by Jón Proppé and Aðalheiður L. Guðmundsdóttir.
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Erró Drawings - Gallery talk and Drawing Game. Hafnarhús, Sunday 4 September 2 p.m.

In relation to the exhibition ERRÓ- Drawings, Reykjavik Art Museum offers a gallery talk for the family on Sunday 4th of September at 2 p.m. The talk will take place in Icelandic and is designed with children at the age of 6 - 12 years old in mind, but parents are also welcome to participate. Afterwards everyone, both children and grown-ups will participate in a drawing game.
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Myndbönd frá myndlistarþingi 2010

Þann 19. apríl 2010 var áratugur liðinn frá því að Listasafn Reykjavíkur var opnað í Hafnarhúsinu. Af því tilefni var efnt til myndlistarþings með þátttöku á annað hundrað aðila. Hægt er að nálgast myndbönd frá þinginu hér.
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Curators’ talk - Perspectives. Hafnarhús, Sunday 28. August at 15 p.m.

Curators Aðalheiður L. Guðmundsdóttir and Hafþór Yngvason participate in a talk in relation to the exhibition Perspectives - On the Borders of Art and Philosophy. The exhibition offers an unusual overview of contemporary Icelandic art selected by a group of curators, who address every aspect of the exhibition from philosophical standpoints.
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Shaping the Everyday: recent work by Sarah Wigglesworth Architects. Hafnarhus, Tuesday, 30. August at 8 p.m.

Sarah will talk about the interests of the practice which is to create meaningful sustainable environments for everyday events. The projects, which are almost entirely in the public sector, for community groups, local authorities and charities, are researched and designed uniquely for each client or user group.
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Start programming! LornaLAB - Hafnarhus. Saturday 27 August 1-5 p.m.

Start programming! The foundations for artistic programming with Processing. LornaLAB in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Museum offers a series of workshops in its program of events. The first workshop during this winter is moderated by Hannes Högni Vilhjálmsson, programmer and scientist at Reykjavik University.
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Sketch to Sculpture. Ásmundarsafn, Sunday 21. August at 3 p.m.

Curator’s talk with Eiríkur Þorláksson.
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Culture Night at RAM - Saturday, 20. August.

On Culture night, the 20th of August, Reykjavik Art Museum will open it´s doors for everyone. We especially would like to point out that at Kjarvalsstaðir we will be offering guided tours in English between 16:00 and 17:00.
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Welcome home - Vatnsberinn revealed at it´s new location. Thursday, 18. August at 8 p.m.

On Reykjavik´s 225th anniversary, Vatnsberinn by Asmundur Sveinsson, will be revealed at it´s new location, on the corner of Bankastræti and Lækjargata in downtown Reykjavik. The event will take place in icelandic. The event is free and open to all.
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Possibilities in Museum Education. Hafnarhús, Thursday 18 August 5 p.m.

The Educational department of Reykjavik Art Museum introduces possibilities in education for the upcoming winter. The Museum's director will also announce the exhibitions highlights of the year. The event is free and open to all.
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Symposium: Other Perspectives. Hafnarhus, weekend 13 - 14 August.

The symposium is held in connection with the exhibition Perspectives - On the Borders of Art and Philosophy. Discussions will focus on the relationship between visual arts and philosophy and taking into account its different perspectives.
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Evening walking Tour - Laugavegur. Thursday 11 August 8 p.m.

An evening walk hosted by Reykjavik City Library, The Reykjavik Art Museum, City Museum and the Reykjavik Museum of Photography up Laugavegur. Laugavegur is known as Reykjavik’s main shopping street but what is its history and secrets? 
The event will take place in Icelandic.
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Jór! Family programme - Sunday 7th of August at 2 p.m.

In relation to the exhibition Jór! Horses in Icelandic Art, Reykjavik Art Museum offers a family program designed for the family. The event will take place in Icelandic and is organized in collaboration with The Icelandic Horse – horse rental in Reykjavik
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Evening Walk with Kviss Búmm Bang. Thursday 28 July 8 p.m.

The extended life performance group Kviss Búmm Bang will lead a guided tour in center of Reykjavik where emphasis is put on looking at our surroundings with fresh eyes.
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The Icelandic Museum Day, 10. July 2011.

The Icelandic Museum Day will be held on Sunday the 10th of July. Museums all over the country will be participating and many of them will offer a special programme to celebrate the day. Free entrance at Reykjavik Art Museum!
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Reykjavik Safari! Grófarhús, Thursday 7 July at 8 p.m.

The cultural life in the centre of Reykjavík in English, Polish, Spanish, Thai and Lithuanian. Do you know where the museums and libraries, theatres, statues and the most interesting places are? What is free of charge? What's on during the weekends? What's available for children, families and grown-ups?
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Viðey Island. Sunday 17 July 2:30 p.m.

Guided tour at Viðey Island where works by Richard Serra and Yoko Ono are located. Heiðar Kári Rannversson, BA in art history and theory, guides the tour, which will take place in Icelandic.
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Perspectives - Uncessant Doubt: Philosophy workshop for young people (13 +). Hafnarhús, Saturday 6 August 2 p.m.

Philosophy workshop for young people (13 +) is held in relation to the exhibition Perspectives: On Boarders of Art and Philosophy.
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Gallery Talk and lecture – Jór! Horses in Icelandic Art. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 26 June 3 p.m.

In relation to the exhibition Jór! Horses in Icelandic Art, travel guide and a horse-woman Bergljót Rist, will give a lecture on the colours of the Icelandic Horse.
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Of Horses and Men: Director’s talk with Benedikt Erlingsson. Kjarvalsstaðir, Saturday 18 June 3 p.m.

Actor and director Benedikt Erlingsson gives an insight to his current project, a film about the relationship between horses and men. The film will be shot next summer and has been given the Icelandic title Hross um oss.
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Evening Walking Tour - Public art by Sæbraut. Grófarhús, Thursday 23 June 8 p.m.

Hafþór Yngvason, director of Reykjavik Art Museum leads a guided tour by Sæbraut and discusses the works The Sun Voyager by Jón Gunnar Árnason, Towering Earth by Jóhann Eyfells, Partnership by Pétur Bjarnason and A piece by the Sea by Sigurður Guðmundsson.
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Curators’ talk with Gunnar J. Árnason and Jón Proppé - Perspectives, Hafnarhús, Sunday 19 June 3 p.m.

Philosophers and co-curators Gunnar J. Árnason and Jón Proppé participate in a talk in relation to the exhibition Perspectives - On the Borders of Art and Philosophy. The exhibition offers an unusual overview of contemporary Icelandic art selected by a group of curators, who address every aspect of the exhibition from philosophical standpoints.
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Frum contemporary music festival. Kjarvalsstaðir – Thursday 9 June at 8 p.m.

Frum is an annual contemporary music festival aiming at introducing masterpieces of contemporary music literature in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Museum.
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Curators’ talk with Gunnar Harðarson and Margrét Elísabet Ólafsdóttir. Hafnarhús, Sunday 5 June 3 p.m.

Philosophers and co-curators Gunnar Harðarson and Margrét Elísabet Ólafsdóttir participate in a talk in relation to the exhibition Perspectives - On the Borders of Art and Philosophy. The exhibition offers an unusual overview of contemporary Icelandic art selected by a group of curators, who address every aspect of the exhibition from philosophical standpoints.
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Let’s become friends. Hafnarhús, Saturday 4 June. 2 – 5 pm.

Family program in relation to the exhibition Tomi Ungerer – Drawings and Posters at Reykjavik Art Musum- Hafnarhús. Tomi Ungerer has published over 70 books which have been translated in over 30 different languages.
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Vatnsberinn kominn heim

Borgarráð hefur samþykkt að höggmyndin Vatnsberinn eftir Ásmund Sveinsson verði flutt ofan af holtinu við Veðurstofu Íslands og hún staðsett á horni Lækjargötu og Bankastrætis, samkvæmt tillögu Listasafns Reykjavíkur. Ásmundur Sveinsson var einn af frumkvöðlum íslenskrar höggmyndalistar. Hann var á meðal þeirra sem kynntu fyrir Íslendingum nýja formskrift í myndlist 20. aldar.
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Philosophy workshop for the family and Curator’s Talk. Hafnarhús, Sunday 29 May 1 and 3 pm.

Philosophy workshop for the family led by philosophy teachers Brynhildur Sigurðardóttir and Ingimar Ólafsson Waage. The workshop is designed for children between 8- 11 years old but parents are welcome to participate. The workshop is held in Icelandic, with limited seats available! 3 pm. philosophers and co-curators Oddný Eir Ævarsdóttir and Ólafur Gíslason participate in a talk in relation to the exhibition Perspectives.
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Tomi Ungerer - Lecture. Hafnarhús, Monday 23 May 5 p.m.

In connection to the exhibition Tomi Ungerer – Drawings and Posters, Thérèse Willer, director at the Tomi Ungerer Museum in Strasbourg, will give a lecture on the French artist Tomi Ungerer and his work. Ungerer is an award winning illustrator and a trilingual author. He has published over 140 books ranging from his much loved children’s books to his controversial adult work.
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Opening: Perspectives & Posters and Drawings. Hafnarhus, Saturday 21 May at 2 p.m.

The mayor of Reykjavik, Jón Gnarr, will open two exhibitions at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús on Sunday 21 May at 2 p.m. The exhibitions are a part of Reykjavik Art Festival’s programme.
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Symposium: On the Borders of Art and Philosophy. Hafnarhús, Sunday 22 May 2 – 4 pm

The symposium is set to discuss questions raised at the exhibition Perspectives - On the Borders of Art and Philosophy. The exhibition offers an unusual overview of contemporary Icelandic art selected by a group of curators, who address every aspect of the exhibition from philosophical standpoints.
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Gallery talk for the family and drawing workshop – From Sketch to Sculpture. Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum, Sunday 15 May, 2 pm.

The exhibition From Sketch to Sculpture – Drawings by Ásmundur Sveinsson presents a small insight into the rich collection of drawings by the sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson. A selection has been made among the works based on subjects, which can be identified throughout the collection.
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Gallery Talk - Jór! Horses in Icelandic Art. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 8 May 3 p.m.

Gallery Talk with curator Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson and Gísli B. Björnsson, graphic designer and author of The Icelandic Horse.
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Raflost + Pikslaverk 2011. Hafnarhús, Thursday 5 May, 5 p.m. and Saturday 7 May, 1-5 p.m.

RAFLOST + PIKSLAVERK 2011 will open at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhus Thursday 5. May at 5 pm. The festival runs through the weekend 5.-8. May and will consists of workshops, lectures, performances, installations and video screenings of Icelandic and international artists. As a part of the festival LornaLAB in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Museum will host an open workshop in the use of the Arduino microcontroller boards on Saturday 7 May at 1-5 pm.
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Jór! Horses in Icelandic Art. Kjarvalsstaðir. Saturday 7 May at 4 p.m.

In this exhibition at Kjarvalsstaðir, the curator Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson brings together paintings and sculptures of horses from different periods of Icelandic art. The goal is twofold. The exhibition explores the different roles that the horse has played in Icelandic society during the vast social changes of the last 100 years or so.
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Gallery Talk– Homage. Ásmundarsafn, Sunday 1 May 2 p.m.

Artist Magnús Árnason and biologist Dr. Guðmundur Eggertsson will participate in a gallery talk in relation to Árnason´s installation Homage, which opens on Saturday 30th April in the dome of the Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum. The work addresses the notion of spontaneous generation and its refutation by experiment, with allusion to the experiment of French biologist Louis Pasteur (1822-1895).
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From Sketch to Sculpture & Homage-Magnús Árnason. Asmundarsafn, Saturday 30 April 4 p.m.

Two exhibitions will be opened at Reykjavik Art Museum – Ásmundarsafn (Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum), Saturday 30 April at 4 p.m. From Sketch to Sculpture presents an insight into the rich but little known collection of drawings by the sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson while the other draws attention to Louis Pasteur´s (1822-1895) experiment who´s findings conflicted with the theory of spontaneous generation.
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Design Travels. Hafnarhús, Thursday 28 April 8 p.m.

Boaz Cohen & Sayaka Yamamoto from BCXSY will talk about their Design Travels. During the last couple of years they have had a few very interesting chances to combine travels and design work. Included will be their most recent Origin part II: Balance project, which was launched in Milan in April this year.
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Final weekend - 50 Years of Icelandic Art at the Venice Biennale and Easter – Concert. Kjarvalsstaðir, Monday 25 April

As groundwork for the exhibition is a newly published research of Iceland’s participation in the Venice Biannale in Italy, which is first of its kind ever made on the subject. Icelandic artists have had their representative at this major international contemporary art exhibition for fifty years but their regular participation did not start until the year 1984.
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Final Weekend at Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum. I Choose Blossoming Women and Sleep Light

Sunday 17 April is the last exhibition day for two of Ásmundarsafn‘s exhibition; “I choose blossoming women …” Woman as Symbol in the Art of Ásmundur Sveinsson and the installation Sleep Light by Ráðhildur Ingadóttir.
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Final Weekend at Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum - I Choose Blossoming Women and Sleep Light

Sunday 17 April is the last exhibition day for two of Ásmundarsafn‘s exhibition; “I choose blossoming women …” Woman as Symbol in the Art of Ásmundur Sveinsson and the installation Sleep Light by Ráðhildur Ingadóttir.
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Gallery talk with artist Helgi Þorgils Friðjónsson and curator Hanna Styrmisdóttir. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 6 March 3 p.m.

Artist Helgi Þorgils Friðjónsson and curator Hanna Styrmisdóttir participate in a talk in relation to the exhibition 50 Years of Icelandic Art at the Venice Biennale currently on show at Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir.
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Erro popular in Paris

In the April issue of The Art Newspaper a list over most visited exhibitions in art museums all over the world in 2010 appears. Erro exhibition in Pompidou museum in Paris, 17. February - 24. May, is on the list and was the third most visited exhibition in the Pompidou museum with 3.302 guests each day, or 271.707 guests overall.
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Reykjavik Art Museum open hours during Easter

The Museum will be closed on Friday 22 April and Sunday 24 April. Hafnarhús open on Sunday 24 April at 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Last exhibition weekend at Hafnarhús

Next Sunday is the final exhibition day of three of Hafnarhúss‘s exhibitions. Those are Without Destination, curated by Markús Þór Andrésson, D-20 – Helgi Már Kristinsson, curated by Yean Fee Quay and Erró – Assemblage, curated by Danielle Kvaran.
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Clay-workshop. Ásmundarsafn, Sunday 10 April 2 p.m.

Clay-workshop led by artist Haraldur Jónsson. The workshop is designed for the whole family in relation to Ásmundarsafn’s two current exhibitions. Thoughts in forms is a recreation of Ásmundur’s studio that gives an idea of his working environment in Sigtún and Ráðhildur Ingadóttir’s installation Sleep Light.
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Freya Björg Olafsson at Sequences. Hafnarhús Thursday 7 April 8 pm and Friday 8 april 3 pm

Sequences 2011 in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Museum introduces AVATAR by Canadian artist Freya Björg Olafsson. Olfasson is an interdisciplinary / dance artist who works with video, audio, painting and performances and her creations have been presented and exhibited nationally in Canada as well as internationally.
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Gallery talk with artists Einar Garibaldi Eiríksson and Haraldur Jónsson. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 3 April 3 pm.

Artists Einar Garibaldi Eiríksson (b. 1964) and Haraldur Jónsson (b. 1961) will participate in a gallery talk through the exhibition Without destination.
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Lecture - Lorenzo Fusi, curator. Kjarvalsstaðir, Saturday 2 April 1 p.m.

Reykjavik Art Museum will host a lecture by Lorenzo Fusi, the International curator for the 2010 Liverpool Biennial and re-appointed for the 2012 edition, in relation to the exhibition 50 Years of Icelandic Art at the Venice Biennale currently on show at Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir.
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Orienteering game for the family. Curator´s Talk - Markús Þór Andrésson. Hafnarhus Sunday 27 March at 2 and 3 p.m.

Gallery talk and and orienteering game for the family in relation to the exhibition Without Destination. The exhibition shows works by artists who attempt in various ways to transmit their experiences from elsewhere, while simultaneously creating a new experience for the spectator in the here and now—for as the saying goes, it’s the journey itself that matters, not the destination.
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New catalogue - 50 years of Icelandic art at the Venice Biennale

Articles by: Hafþór Yngvason, Laufey Helgadóttir, Markús Þór Andrésson and Heiða Björk Árnadóttir. Text in Icelandic and English.
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LornaLAB: Arduino-workshop. Hafnarhús, Saturday 19 March, 1-5 p.m.

LornaLAB in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Museum offers a workshop in the use of the Arduino microcontroller boards. Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software.
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From Armenia to America – Elektra Ensamble. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 20 March at 8 p.m.

The last concert in the collaborative programme by Elektra Ensemble and Reykjavik Art Museum this season will be held next Sunday at Kjarvalsstaðir with the subtitle From Armenia to America. The group plays works by J. Vanhal, A. Khachaturian, F. Chopin, L. Bernstein and B. Bartók.
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New Social Landscapes and Architecture - Lecture. Hafnarhús, Thursday 17. March 8 p.m.

Deborah Saunt, one of the founder of DSDHA in London, will give a lecture on new social landscapes and architecture, Thursday 17. March at The Reykjavik Art Museum, Hafnarhús, at 8p.m.
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Symposium – 50 years of Icelandic Art at the Venice Biennale. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 20. March 3 - 5 p.m.

The symposium is set to discuss the history of Iceland´s participation throughout the years in relation to the exhibition 50 Years of Icelandic Art at the Venice Biennale now on show at Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir. Further to discuss its organization in the future.
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Artist´s talk – Helgi Már Kristinsson. Hafnarhús, Sunday 13 March 15 p.m.

Chain Reaction, the D-gallery exhibition by Helgi Már Kristinsson (b. 1973), features paintings and sculptures made by the artist in recent months. Helgi has primarily dedicated himself to abstract painting with strong influences from graffiti and street art in the urban landscape.
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Tríó of Reykjavík – Concert – Free entrance. Kjarvalsstaðir, Friday 11 March at 12.15 p.m.

Reykjavik Art Museum and Trio of Reykjavik started their cooperation in 2008 a series of midday concerts at Kjarvalsstaðir. Next concert will be given at Friday 11 March with where the Trio of Reykjavik plays Piano Trio nr. 2 in E-minor by Schostokowitch and works by Couperin.
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Exhibition opening at 5 p.m. and Lecture at 6 p.m. Hafnarhús, Thursday 10 March

The 20th project of the D-Gallery will be opened next Thursday. An hour later members from LornaLAB gives micro-lectures.
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Gallery talk with artist Magnús Pálsson. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 6 March 3 p.m.

Magnús Pálsson (b. 1929) was invited by the Nordic countries to represent Iceland at the Biennale in 1980, offering exhibition space in the Danish pavilion, which was one of the oldest. He showed his work alongside Danish artists Björn Nörgaard (b. 1947) and Per Kirkeby (b. 1938). At that time Magnús Pálsson was working extensively in plaster, often making plaster casts of immaterial phenomena.
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Listen to recordings from Practicing Nature-Based Tourism

Now you can listen to recordings of the many lectures given on the conference Practicing Nature-Based Tourism held on 5 - 6 February. The recordings are available at the museum‘s Vimeo page.
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Architecture- ARKÍS. Hafnarhús, Thursday 3 March at 5 p.m.

ARKÍS, an awarded, progressive architecture firm in Iceland, will introduce its recent works and projects. ARKÍS has been operating since 1997 and its works and projects span all levels of architecture, planning and design. In addition, ARKÍS offers consulting on sustainable design and BREEAM assessments.
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D19 – Hulda Rós Guðnadóttir, Hafnarhús. Final exhibition weekend.

The D19 project, Hops Hopsi, is a 10-channel video installation created in 2010. The title of the installation is borrowed from the names of two clowns (Hop and Hopsi) who were once key characters at an amusement park in East Berlin Spreepark, which has been abandoned since the turn of the last century.
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2 fyrir 1 tilboð á Menningarkortum Reykjavíkur lýkur mánudaginn 28. febrúar

Menningarkort Reykjavíkur er árskort sem veitir aðgang að Listasafni Reykjavíkur (Hafnarhúsi, Kjarvalsstöðum og Ásmundarsafni), að Minjasafni Reykjavíkur (Árbæjarsafni og Landnámssýningu) og fá handhafar þess einnig bókasafnskort í Borgarbókasafn Reykjavíkur. Allan febrúar gefst kostur á að kaupa kortið á tvö fyrir eitt tilboði.
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Admission fee does not affect the attendancey rate

Despite the fact that the admission is no longer free at the Reykjavik Art Museum (Kjarvalsstaðir and Hafnarhús) number of visitors has grown when the tree first weeks of February 2011 is compared to same period last year. The Culture Card of Reykjavik, which enables people to visit the museums of Reykjavik all year around for reasonable price has been a great success. The 2 for 1 offer comes to an end 28 February.
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Venice here and everywhere 50 Years of Icelandic Art at the Venice Biennale. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 27 February, 3 p.m.

Gallery talk and workshop for the family at the workshop-space Venice here and everywhere. The workshop is an open and informative place for children and families in connection with the exhibition 50 Years of Icelandic Art at the Venice Biennale. The talk will start at the workshop with introduction to the Biennale, the artists and the works on show.
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Creation of intelligent agents. Hafnarhús, Thursday 24 February, 6 p.m.

LornaLAB in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Museum, introduces a lecture by Hannes Högni Vilhjálmsson on the creatoin of intelligent agents and the rules to give them independence and other human characteristics.
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Artists´s Talk – Inga Þórey Jóhannsdóttir & Kristinn E. Hrafnsson. Hafnarhús, Sunday 20 February 3 p.m.

Artists Inga Þórey Jóhannsdóttir (b. 1966) and Kristinn E. Hrafnsson (b. 1960) participate in a gallery talk through the exhibition Without destination.
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Stories from Africa, teaching design and life in Mozambique. Hafnarhús, Thursday 17 February 8 p.m.

Sóley will talk about her projects in Mozambique in Africa wher she worked with young embision students.
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Concert. Kjarvalsstaðir, Tuesday 15 February 8 p.m.

The Reykjavik Chamber Group plays music by Joaquin Turina and Franz Schubert. Special guest is the Spanish pianist Alfredo Oyaguez.
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Gallery talk with artist Ragnar Kjartansson. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 13 February 3 p.m.

Artist Ragnar Kjartansson will take part in a galley talk through the exhibition 50 Years of Icelandic Art at the Venice Biennale now on show at Reykjavik Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir.
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Museum Night 2011. Friday, February 11th from 19.00-24.00.

Reykjavik Art Museum offers a diverse program at both Hafnarhús, Kjarvalsstaðir and Ásmundarsafn for Reykjavik Museum Night 2011, that will take place on Friday, February 11th from 19.00-24.00. The program is free and open to everyone.
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50 Years of Icelandic Art at the Venice Biennale, Artist’s and curator’s talk. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 6. February 3 p.m.

In relation to the exhibition 50 Years of Icelandic Art at the Venice Biennale the Spanish/Icelandic artist duo Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson, Iceland’s representatives at the Venice Biennale 2011, and curator Ellen Blumenstein will discuss the context of the project for this years’ biennale which opens in June.
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Conference: Practicing Nature-Based Tourism. Hafnarhús, 5-6 February.

Practicing Nature-Based Tourism is an international, interdisciplinary conference dedicated to nature-based tourism and Iceland’s role as a tourist destination. The conference is intended as an opportunity for domestic and foreign researchers from the varied fields of nature-based tourism to present their conclusions to a broader community.
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50 Years of Icelandic Art at the Venice Biennale. Kjarvalsstaðir, 5. February 3 p.m.

The exhibition 50 Years of Icelandic Art at the Venice Biennale will open on Saturday 5. February and on Sunday 6. February there will be artist’s and curator’s talk.
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Towering Earth, ceremony at Sæbraut. Thursday 3 February 2 p.m. Film screening at Hafnarhús 5 p.m.

Ceremony on the occasion of Jóhann Eyfells’s newly placed sculpture Towering Earth (Receptual Cairn #7) located at Sæbraut. As a continuation on the ceremony of Jóhann Eyfell´s work Towering Earth the documentary Only a Birth directed by Þór Elís Pálsson is released on DVD and will on the occasion be screened at Hafnarhús at 5 p.m.
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Reykjavik Art Museums website nominated as best service- and information site

The Reykjavik Art Museums website is nominated as the best service- and information site by the Icelandic Web Awards (Íslensku vefverðlaunin).
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MENNINGARKORT REYKJAVIKUR – the key to enjoy culture in Reykjavik

Menningarkort Reykjavikur, Reykjavik Culture Card, is a new way to enjoy culture in Reykjavik. Menningarkort Reykjavikur is a card that grants the cardholder free entree in Reykjavik Art Museum (Hafnarhus, Kjarvalsstadir and Asmundarsafn), Reykjavik City Museum (Árbær Museum and Settlement Exhibition 871±2) and as a library card in Reykjavík City Library.
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D19 - Hops Hopsi - Artist’s talk. Hafnarhús, Sunday 30 January 3 p.m.

Artist’s talk with Hulda Rós Guðnadóttir in relation to the D19 project, Hops Hopsi, a 10-channel video installation created in 2010.
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Clay-workshop. Ásmundarsafn, Saturday 29 January 2 p.m.

Gallery talk and clay-workshop led by artist Haraldur Jónsson. The workshop is designed for the whole family in relation to Ásmundarsafn’s two current exhibitions.
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Concertfeast at Kjarvalsstadðir. Trio of Reykjavik - Dark Music Days.

Four concerts are taking place at Kjarvalsstaðir this week.
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New Acquisitions 2006 – 2010 – Last Weekend. Kjarvalsstadir, Sunday 23 January.

Last exhibition day of New Acquisitions 2006 – 2010 exhibition at Kjarvalsstadir is on Sunday 23 January. Donations and purchases of artwork have brought about the major part of the 800 works which have been added to the collection of the Reykjavik Art Museum in the last five years.
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Curator´s Talk - Without destination. Hafnarhus, Sunday 23 January 3 p.m.

Curator Markús Þór Andrésson guides a tour through the exhibition Without destination. Wanderlust and the traveler’s experience of his or her surroundings during the journey mark the point of departure for Without Destination.
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Without Destination - Erró –Assemblage – Hops Hopsi. Opening Thursday 20 January at 5 p.m.

Three exhibitions will be opend at Hafnarhús on Thursday 20 January at 5 p.m. Without Destination, D19-Hulda Rós Guðnadóttir and Erró Assamblage.
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Johan Olin and Aamu Song. Hafnarhus, Thursday 20 January 8 p.m.

Johan Olin and Aamu Song, founders of COMPANY in Finland, will give a lecture on their work, Thursday the 20th of January at The Reykjavík Art Museum, Hafnarhúsið, at 20.00.
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Watch Hops Hopsi by Hulda Rós

Hulda Rós Gudnadóttir’s exhibition Hops Hopsi will be opened in Hafnarhus on Thursday 20 January 2011. The project, Hops Hopsi, is a 10-channel video installation created in 2010.
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Guided tour for young people and families. Hafnarhus, Sunday 9 January 3 p.m.

Art historian Krstín Dagmar Jóhannesdóttir leads a guided tour for young people and families through Power Has a Fragrance by Gardar Eide Einarsson and Collage by Erró.
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Elektra Ensemble – New Years Joy. Kjarvalsstaðir, Thursday 30 December 8 p.m.

The programme is based on various dance forms by the composers Atli Heimir Sveinsson, D. Shostakovich, A. Piazzolla, A. Khachaturian, and M. de Falla. The concert is a collaboration of Reykjavik Art Museum and Elektra Ensemble.
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Why collect artworks?

An educational, family-oriented open workshop in the North Gallery in conjunction with the New Acquisitions’ exhibition.
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New - website with six languages

Reykjavik Art Museum is proud to present its new website which is now in six different languages: Icelandic, English, Swedish, German, French and Spanish. Please tell your friends!
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Gardar Eide Einarsson – Gallery Talk. Hafnarhús, Sunday 12 December 3 p.m.

Art historian Krstín Dagmar Jóhannesdóttir leads a guided tour through Gardar Eide Einarsson‘s exhibition, Power has a Fragrance. In Icelandic.
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Kino Club - J. Leighton Pierce. Hafnarhús, Thursday 9 December 8 p.m.

Leighton Pierce uses film, video, and sound to create experiences in transformative time. He creates multi-channel site-specific installations as well as single channel works. Pierce executes all aspects of his works himself including the conception, the cinematography, the editing, and of course the sound design and composition.
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Tríó of Reykjavík – Scherzó Concert. Kjarvalsstaðir Friday 10 December at 12.15 p.m.

Reykjavik Art Museum and Trio of Reykjavik started their cooperation in 2008 with a series of midday concerts at Kjarvalsstaðir. Next concert will be given at Friday 10 December with scherzos from trios by Beethoven, Schubert and Schostakowitch, from cello sonata by Chopin and Sonatensatz by Brahms.
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Symposium on the New Acquisitions of RAM. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 5 December 3 p.m.

Symposium in connection with the exhibition New Acquisitions 2006 – 2010 at Kjarvalsstaðir. Moderator is Jón Proppé philosopher and art critic. Speakers include Oddný Eir Ævarsdóttir author, Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir artist and Hafþór Yngvason director of Reykjavik Art Museum.
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Friends of Water – Lecture. Hafnarhús, 2 December 8 p.m.

Members of the organisations Friends of Water (Vatnavinir) present new projects in Iceland. In Icelandic.
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Ten days book offer – Two for one. From 3 – 12 December

Buy one book and get one free out of 30 titles of the Museum’s latest publication. You get the cheaper title free. Available at Hafnarhús (open daily 10-5/Thursdays 10-10), Kjarvalsstaðir (open daily 10-5) and Ásmundarsafn (open Sat. and Sun. 1-4).
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Garðar Cortes and Robert Sund. Kjarvalsstaðir, Thursday 2, Friday 3 and Saturday 4 December at 12:15 p.m.

Iceland's most beloved tenor, Garðar Cortes and the Sweedish pinaist Robert Sund play favorite tunes in a lunch consert at Kjarvalsstaðir. Ticket prize: 1000 kr. sold by the entrance.
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Opening hours during Christmas and New Year

Reykjavik Art Museum is oping during Christmas and New Year except for 24 and 25 December. Opening hours are changeable as can be seen below.
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Imagine peace in Viðey Island. Sunday 28 November 4-6 p.m.

An open arts workshop for kids and adults will be held at Viðeyjarstofa (in Viðey island). The theme of the workshop is based on Yoko Ono´s Imagine Peace Tower, and the words IMAGINE PEACE. AlmaDís Kristinsdóttir project leader at Reykjavík Art Museum will be overseeing the workshop.
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Gallery talk - New Acquisitions 2006 – 2010. Kjarvalsstaðir, Saturday 20 November at 3 p.m.

Gallery talk with Hafþór Yngvason, director of Reykjavik Art Museum. His talk will highlight the museum clear policy when it comes to purchasing or collecting art and address the importance of developing and preserving the collection.
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New Acquisitions 2006 – 2010. Kjarvalsstaðir Saturday 20 November

Donations and purchases of artwork have brought about the major part of the 711 works which have been added to the collection of the Reykjavik Art Museum in the last five years.
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Bjarni massi – Artist’s Talk. Hafnarhús, Sunday 21 November at 3 p.m.

Bjarni massi (Bjarni Þór Sigurbjörnsson) leads a guided tour through his exhibition. Bjarni massi is the 18th artist to exhibit in the D-Gallery project. He graduated from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2002 and has since then been active in the visual art scene locally and abroad. Curated by Yean Fee Quay.
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The design of the Icelandic lodge on Expo – process, challenges, success. Hafnarhús, Thursday 18 November at 8pm.

The architect, main designer and artistic leader of the Icelandic lodge on Expo in China, Páll Hjaltason, discusses the process and success of the Expo lodge in Iceland Design Centre's lectures.
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Una and Anna´s Devil´s trill sonata. Kjarvalsstaðir, Wedensday 17 November at 8pm

Una Sveinbjarnardottir and Anna Guðny Gudmundsdottir will perform Giuseppe Tartinis Devil‘s Trill Sonata, Violin Sonata by Dmitri Shostakovich and works by Stravinskij, Glazunov and Massenet.
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Erró Collage Competition, Exhibition and Guided Tour. Hafnarhús Weekend 13 and 14 November

On Saturday 13 November at 3 p.m. the winners from the Erró Collage completion will be awarded at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús. At the same time an exhibition of thirty of the competition’s best proposals will be opened. On Sunday 14 November the educational department offers a guided tour through the competition’s selection and also newly opened exhibition of Erró-Collage.
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Kinoklubbur - Jennifer Reeder. Hafnarhús Thursday 11 November 8 p.m.

The collaboration of Kinoklubbur and Reykjavik Art Museum is now dedicated to the film director Jennifer Reeder. Three of her films will be screened at Hafnarhús.
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Reacts - Kurtogpí architects. Hafnarhús, Thursday 4 November 8 p.m.

The founders of Kurtogpi architects, Ásmundur Hrafn Sturluson and Steinþór Kári Kárason present their projects, solutions and views in a lecture at Hafnarhús next Thursday. In Icelandic.
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The Will as a Weapon – Artist’s talk on last exhibition day. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 7 November 3 p.m.

On the last exhibition day of The Will as a Weapon, Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir one of the twenty seven artists will participate in a guided tour through the exhibition with the curator Hrafnhidlur Schram.
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Mel Ramos – Last Weekend. Hafnarhús, Sunday 7 November

Last exhibition day of The Mel Ramos exhibition at Hafnarhús is on Sunday 7 November. The exhibition has been made possible by the most generous donation of Ernst Hilger, gallerist in Vienna. It includes 30 recent editions of lithographs and high quality silk-screens , created by the American artist between 1996 and 2009.
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D18 – Bjarni massi. Hafnarhús 4 November at 5 p.m.

Bjarni massi (Bjarni Þór Sigurbjörnsson) is the 18th artist to exhibit in the D-Gallery. Bjarni graduated from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2002. He has been active in the visual art scene locally and abroad, directed short films and documentaries and designed sets for theatres. Curated by Yean Fee Quay.
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(fe)male – workshop. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 31 October 3 p.m.

A Guided tour for the family in Icelandic in connection with the exhibition The Will as a Weapon, curated by Hrafnhildur Schram and the exhibition-project in North Gallery called (fe)male – workshop, which is set up in collaboration with dancer Ragnheiður Bjarnason.
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Alternative north - Aspects of contemporary art in scandinavia. Hafnarhús – Symposium. Weekend 5 - 7 November

Symposium on Scandinavian contemporary art organised in collaboration with the Nordic House, Living Art Museum and Center for Icelandic Art. The symposium will be in English.
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Kjarvalsstaðir – The Will as a Weapon, 9 - 25 October

Programme organised in collaboration with Skotturnar, organisers of the Women’s Day Off 2010. This unique platform is an extensive body formed by all major women movements in Iceland: Performances, readings, concerts, dance and stand-ups.
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Kvikar Myndir hátið / Moving Pictures Festival.Kinosmiðja in partnership with Reykjavik Art Museum 21-24 October

Avant garde history, art films, poetic flashes, brilliantly coloured ruminations. Kvikar Myndir hátið traces the history of the experimental and avant-garde filmmaking movement from the 1960s to the present. The selected works and filmmakers have all inspired, and sometimes shocked, the film audience of its time with innnovative techniques and trend setting visions of what is possible.
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Gardar Eide Einarsson - Power has a Fragrance. Hafnarhús, 21 Oct 2010 - 9 Jan 2011

The dual theme of authority and rebellion is a departure point for Gardar Eide Einarsson’s visually hermetic, mostly black and white paintings, carefully constructed sculptures, photographs, videos, flags and flyers. Drawing heavily on graffiti, skateboarding and punk music, he engages with alternative and abject cultures in order to unsentimentally address the workings of contemporary society from within its anomalous manifestations.
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Design for an apocalyptic era. Hafnarhús, Thursday 28 October 8 p.m.

Design and innovation studio Apokalyps Labotek ALT are presenting a lecture titled “Design for an apocalyptic era” as a part of the Iceland Design Center lecture series on October 28th at 8pm in Hafnarhús lecture hall at the Reykjavik Art Museum.
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Kjarvalsstaðir – The Will as a Weapon, 9 - 25 October

Programme organised in collaboration with Skotturnar, organisers of the Women’s Day Off 2010. This unique platform is an extensive body formed by all major women movements in Iceland: Performances, readings, concerts, dance and stand-ups.
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Hafnarhús - Kino Club. Saturday 16 October

Moving Images – Festival Film-workshop for kids 8 – 15 year old. Camera-less films and experimental 16mm hands on workshop with a screening of the completed works on 24 October.
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Kjarvalsstaðir – The Will as a Weapon, 9 - 25 October

Programme organised in collaboration with Skotturnar, organisers of the Women’s Day Off 2010. This unique platform is an extensive body formed by all major women movements in Iceland: Performances, readings, concerts, dance and stand-ups
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Kjarvalsstaðir – The Will as a Weapon, 9 - 25 October

Programme organised in collaboration with Skotturnar, organisers of the Women’s Day Off 2010. This unique platform is an extensive body formed by all major women movements in Iceland: Performances, readings, concerts, dance and stand-ups
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Indian Highway – Last weekend. Sunday 10 October

The overall theme of the exhibition, Indian Highway, involves reflections on the road’s significance for movement, development, and migration, the road as the crucial link between town and country.
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Kjarvalsstaðir – The Will as a Weapon, 9 - 25 October

Programme organised in collaboration with Skotturnar, organisers of the Women’s Day Off 2010. This unique platform is an extensive body formed by all major women movements in Iceland: Performances, readings, concerts, dance and stand-ups.
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Art and Activism - Seminar. Hafnarhús, Thursday 7 October 8 p.m.

Artists, art historians and guests discuss art and social activism and political art. Moderator Jón Proppé art philosopher. Free entrance.
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Programme on architect Jón Haraldsson. Kjarvalsstaðir – Weekend 2 & 3 October

On the occasion of International Day of Architecture a programme dedicated to architect Jón Haraldsson will be held at Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir during the weekend 2 and 3 October. On Saturday at 3 p.m. Pétur H. Ármannsson architect gives a lecture on the works of Jón Haraldsson and colleges and friends
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Erró - Collage. Gallery talk for the family. Hafnarhús, Sunday 26 September 3 p.m.

Klara Þórhallsdóttir leads a gallery talk for the family at the recently opened exhibition Erró – Collage. She explains the artist’s methods and which components are needed to make a good collage. Klara also gives a presentation of the Museum‘s collage-competition. In Icelandic.
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Foggy Mountain – Kino Club. Hafnarhús, Thursday 23 September 8 p.m.

Foggy Mountains Breakdown More Than Non-Foggy Mountains is a mixed-media motion picture containing at least nine variations of the 1949 seminal bluegrass standard Foggy Mountain Breakdown by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. Outside the bluegrass music subculture, this instrumental composition is not generally familiar by title. Its particular sound perhaps entered American mainstream consciousness for its recurrent use as "chase music" in cinema and television, most notably Arthur Penn’s 1967 Bonnie and Clyde.
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Erró Collage Competition - Prize winners receive signed works by the artist

At the instigation of Erró, the Reykjavík Art Museum announced a collage competition in conjunction with the exhibition Erró - Collages (1950-2010) which opened, Saturday 18 September in Hafnarhús.
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Artist’s talk with Magnús Helgason. Hafnarhús, Sunday 19 September 3 p.m.

Magnús Helgason is the seventeenth artist to exhibit in the D-Gallery Project of Hafnarhús. Next Sunday he gives a guided tour through his exhibition I‘m not a compost, I‘m an earthworm - Garedning with Paint.
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Elektra Ensemble – Three Trios–Three Centuries. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 19 September at 8 p.m.

The concert is organized in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Museum and Elektra Ensemble. The Elektra Ensemble are: Ástríður Alda Sigurðardóttir piano, Emilía Rós Sigfúsdóttir flute, Helga Björg Arnardóttir clarinet, Helga Þóra Björgvinsdóttir violin and Margrét Árnadóttir cello.
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Erró - Collage. Hafnarhús, Saturday 18 September 3 p.m.

The Mayor of Reykjavik, Jón Gnarr, will open the exhibiton Erró – Collage next Saturday at 3 p.m. in attendance of the artist. At the same time an exhibition of works by Mel Ramos will be opened.
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Vík Prjónsdóttir – The History, Hafnarhús, Thursday 16 September 8 p.m.

Lecture by the founders of the design company, Vík Prjónsdóttir. The lecture is joint project of the Museum, The Iceland Design Centre and Iceland Academy of the Arts. In Icelandic.
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The Will as a Weapon - Curator´s talk with Hrafnhildur Schram. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 12 September 3 p.m.

Curator‘s talk with Hrafnhildur Schram Sunday 12 September at 3 p.m. In Icelandic.
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Tríó of Reykjavík - Lunchtime concert. Friday 10 September at 12.15 p.m.

Reykjavik Art Museum and Trio of Reykjavik started their cooperation in 2008 with a series of midday concerts at Kjarvalsstaðir. Next concert will be given at Friday 10 September where celebrated tunes by Icelandic and foreign composers will be played as well as Beethoven’s piano trio in G-major.
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Indian Highway and D17 – Magnús Helgason. Thursday 9 September 5 p.m.

Two exhibitions will be opened at Hafnarhús next Thursday.
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Sleep Light – Ráðhildur Ingadóttir. Ásmundarsafn, Sunday 5 September 2 p.m.

Ráðhildur Ingadóttir talks about her installation Sleep Light in the dome of Ásmundarsafn art museum. The work comprises the dome, the sound of the space, a computer, a hand mirror, light projection and a shadow.
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The Will as a Weapon - Review 1970 – 1980. Kjarvalsstaðir, Saturday 4 September

The so-called women‘s decade left a significant mark on the history of Iceland. This turning point is remembered in the exhibition by works from more than twenty Icelandic women.
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Last exhibitions day at Hafnarhús. Sunday 29 August

Reykjavik Art Museum is preparing for its fall exhbitions in Hafnarhús so the last chance to see In the Collection of Imperfection - Unnar Örn J. Auðarson and Vanitas, Still-life in Contemporary Icelandic Art.
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Sunday 29 August 2 p.m. Ásmundarsafn, “I choose blossoming women …”

Gallery Talk for the family in connection with the exhibition “I choose blossoming women …” Woman as Symbol in the Art of Ásmundur Sveinsson. A large part of Ásmundur Sveinsson’s art depict women – from loving mothers to domestic labourers, or gentle creatures to fearless giantess.
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New programme is out!

No less than 13 exhibitions and 45 events are introduced in the latest publication of Reykjavik Art Museum’s Fall-Programme.
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Nudes – Gary Schneider – Last exhibition day. Friday 27 August

Photographer Gary Schneider, born in South Africa in 1954, lives and works in New York. His exhibition Nudes was opened at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús in mid May and has gained a great attraction. The exhibition is through Friday 27 August.
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Alternative Eye – Closing day. Sunday 22 August

The exhibition Alternative Eye is closing on Sunday 22 August. On show are photographic works by internationally known artists, selected from the privat collection of Pétur Arason and Ragna Róbertsdóttir.
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REYKJAVÍK CULTURE NIGHT AT REYKJAVIK ART MUSEUM. SATURDAY 21 AUGUST 10 A.M. – 11 P.M.

Reykjavik Art Museum puts a large contribution to the annual event of the Reykjavik Culture Night. All of its galleries will be filled up with vivid and exciting events from dawn to midnight.
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In the beginning - Performance cancelled

The performance, In the Beginning, scheduled next Thursday 26 August, has been cancelled.
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Reykjavik safari. Thursday 8 July at 8 p.m.

The cultural life in the centre of Reykjavík in English, Polish, Spanish, Thai and Lithuanian Do you know where the museums and libraries, theatres, statues and the most interesting places are? What is free of charge? What's on during the weekends? What's available for children, families and grown-ups?
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Reykjavik Art Museum is closed on 17 June

All galleries of Reykjavik Art Museum are closed on Iceland's National Day, 17 June.
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Evening walking tour. Thursday 1 July 8 p.m.

Art historian and cultural presenter Sigurlaug Ragnarsdóttir leads a guided walk to public works of art in Reykjavík. The walk will set off from Miðja Reykjavíkur (Centre of Reykjavík pavement sign) By Kristinn E. Hrafnsson, at the western end of Hafnarstræti 1-3 (the “Falcon House”). In Icelandic
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Dolls by Erró. Hafnarhús, 28 May – 29 August

At no point in the history of art can dolls be said to have been popular subjects. It was therefore surprising when Erró, in the late 1980s, started creating collages and later paintings using photographs in which the main focus is on dolls. Most of the photographs were taken from pre-World War I illustrated almanacs.
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Frum contemporary music festival. Kjarvalsstaðir - Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 June

frum is an annual contemporary music festival aiming at introducing masterpieces of contemporary music literature.
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The First White Mother in America. Hafnarhús, Thursday 10 June 8 p.m.

Tinna Grétarsdóttir, antropologist discuss her thesis on Ásmundur Sveinsson’s sculpture The first white mother in America. In Icelandic.
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Art-Walk in Viðey Island. Sunday 13 June 2.30 p.m.

Art historian Heiðar Kári Rannversson leads a guided tour throgh the island, focusing on the art works The Imagine Peace Tower by Yoko Ono and Afangar / Standing Stone – Nine Locations – Two Elevations by Richard Serra. The tour is in Icelandic. The Imagine Peace Tower by Yoko Ono
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Vanitas – Lecture and Guided Tour. Hafnarhús, Sunday 6 June 3 p.m.

Curator´s talk and guided tour with Hafþór Yngvason in connection with the exhibition Still life in Contemporary Icelandic Art. In Icelandic.
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Don't miss!

Guided tours in English at Kjarvalsstaðir all Thursdays in June, July and August at 12:00.
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How to make your own camera and develop your own photograph? Kjarvalsstaðir, Saturday 5 June 1 – 4 p.m.

Kjarvalsstaðir – Photo and graph – workshop Pétur Thomsen photographer guides a photo-workshop for the family where he teaches participants to create their own pinhole camera and develop their photo. Participants are encouraged to bring with them their own boxes or wrappings, preferable not too large.
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Kino Club - From Cottonballs to Tumbleweed. Hafnarhús, Thursday, 3 June 8 p.m.

This program combines three award winning filmmakers and video artists that have transformed their daily realities one frame at a time.
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Panel discussion - In the Collection of Imperfection. Hafnarhús, Sunday 30 May 3 p.m.

Panel discussion moderated by Oddný Eir Ævarsdóttir. Contributors are Sigurjón Baldur Hafsteinsson, Íris Ellenberger and the artist himself, Unnar Örn J. Auðarson. (In Icelandic)
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Artist Sara Riel receives a prize from the Guðmunda S. Kristinsdóttir fund for the arts

Today Hafþór Yngvason, director of Reykjavik Art Museum, delivered artist Sara Riel award from the Guðmunda S. Kristinsdóttir fund for the arts. The fund was established in 1997 with the aim of awarding an annual grant to recognize and empower the creation of art by women through the support of woman artists who have demonstrated excellence in their field.
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Casts by Ásmundur Sveinsson

Take a look at casts by Ásmundur Sveinsson . Perfect present for all occasions.
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Krads Architects. Hafnarhús, Thursday 27 May 8 p.m.

Krads Architecture based in Iceland and Denmark presents their works. In Icelandic.
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Alternative Eye – Gallery Talk. Kjarvalsstaðir - Sunday 23 May 3 p.m.

Gallery Talk with curator Birta Guðjónsdóttir, photographer Einar Falur Ingólfson and collector Pétur Arason in connection with the exhibition Alternative Eye – Selected Photographic Works from the Collection of Pétur Arasona and Ragna Róbertsdóttir. In Icelandic.
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Whitsun weekend in Reykjavik Art Museum

During Whitsunweekend Reykjavik Art Museum is open conventionally except for Whitsunday when Hafnarhús and Kjarvalsstaðir are open from 1-5 p.m. and Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum from 12-4 p.m.
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Gallery Talk, Einar Falur Ingólfson photographer. Hafnarhús, Saturday 22 May 3 p.m.

The photographer Einar Falur Ingólfsson talks about the career and the photgraphic-serie Nudes by artist Gary Schneider next Saturday at 3 p.m. In Icelandic.
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Raflost – An annual art festival of electronic media. Hafnarhús, Thursday 20 – Sunday 22 May

RAFLOST an annual art festival of electronic media is taking place in Reykjavik, Iceland 14 – 22 May 2010. The RAFLOST art festival is dedicated to professional artists and students of all art forms, music, visual art, dance etc., that are using electricity or electronic equipment at any stage in their artistic creation. Reykjavik Art Museum will host the opening ceremony and various events from 20 – 20 May.
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Sleep Light – Ráðhildur Ingadóttir. Ásmundarasafn, Thursday, 20 May at 6:30

The installation Sleep Light by Ráðhildur Ingadóttir comprises the dome of Ásmundarsafn, the sound of the space, a computer, a hand mirror, light projection and a shadow.
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Vanitas, Still-life in Contemporary Icelandic Art Hafnarhús, Thursday 20 May at 5 p.m.

The Latin word vanitas means vanity, something that is empty, vain or valueless. In art history, vanitas is used for the artistic genre of still-life paintings that are symbolic of the futility of earthly life.
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Next Thursday, 20 May at 5 p.m. the exhibitions In the Collection of Imperfection and Vanitas, Still-life in Contemporary Icelandic Art will be opened in Hafnarhús.

At 6.30 the same day the exhibition Sleep Light will be opened at Ásmundarsafn. Guests are invited a free bus transport from Hafnarhús to Ásmundarsafn.
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In the Collection of Imperfection – Unnar Örn J. Auðarson. Hafnarhús, Thursday 20 May at 5 p.m.

At his exhibition In the collection of Imperfection, Unnar Örn emphasises the value and import of the imperfect. In a review written by curator Markús Þór Andrésson he states: “The Reykjavík Art Museum has invited Unnar Örn to exhibit in Hafnarhús and so he turns his attention to the institution as such, in a wide context as well as in terms of its inner workings. How is the culture of a society recorded, preserved and used to reflect the self image of the citizens and their history?
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Bodies of foreign women. Hafnarhús, Sunday 16 May at 3 p.m.

Kristín Loftsdóttir Professor in Anthropology at the University of Iceland gives a lecture in connection with Erró‘s exhibition Erró-Women from North Africa, followed by a guided tour through the exhibition. In Icelandic.
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Lecture by Gary Schneider. Hafnarhús, Friday 15 May at 12 noon

The Photographer Gary Schneider gives a lecture on his works and career on Friday 14 May at 12 noon. Entrance is free. His exhibition, Nudes, opens at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús on Saturday 15 May at 3 p.m.
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E-Mail invites

For environmental reasons, Reykjavik Art Museum will henceforth distrubute its exhibition opening invitations via e-mail. Please send your e-mail address to soffia.karlsdottir@reykjavik.is if you like to receive invites to the openings.
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Nudes – Gary Schneider in Hafnarhús. Opening Saturday 15 May 3 p.m.

Photographer Gary Schneider, born in South Africa in 1954, lives and works in New York. His exhibition Nudes opens at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús on Saturday 15 May at 3 p.m.
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Alternative Eye – Selected photographic works from the collection of Pétur Arason and Ragna Róbertsdóttir, Kjarvalsstaðir, Friday 14 May at 5 p.m.

The exhibition looks at how photographs are used in Icelandic and international contemporary art, through over 60 photographic works from the collection of Pétur Arason and Ragna Róbertsdóttir. The photographic works give a good overview of tendencies reflected in photographic works of contemporary artists, from the late 1960s until today, including works of Icelandic artists.
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„I choose blossoming women . . .“ Ásmundarsafn, Sunday 9 May 2 p.m.

Gallery Talk with the participation of Ásdís Ásmundsdóttir, daughter of the sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson.
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Gardar Eide opens in Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo. Thursday 6 May

Gardar Eide opens in Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo.
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My Ásmundur

Today Ásdís Ásmundsdóttir, daughter of the sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson handed out the first prize award in a competition for a design object that reflects the spirit of Sveinsson‘s art. The winners are the designers Edda Gylfadóttir, Guðrún Hjörleifsdóttir and Helga Björg Jónasardóttir with the three dimensional puzzle called My Ásmundur.
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Curator‘s Talk at the IAA – Graduation Exhibition 2010. Hafnarhús, Sunday 2 May at 3 p.m.

The curators Daníel Karl Björnsson and Jóhann Sigurðsson lead a guided tour through the exhibition. The exhibition is a cooperative project of the Reykjavik Art Museum and the Iceland Academy of the Arts where students from the visual arts and design departments show their final projects.
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Watery Hues: A survey of watercolours in Icelandic art, 1880–2010 at Kjarvalsstaðir ends on Sunday 2 May

The exhibition Watery Hues, featuring more than 140 works by 60 artists, is the first attempt to document the role that watercolours have played in Icelandic art. The objective for the exhibition is to display the characteristics of the medium as well as to explore its diversity and the way it has developed over time.
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Ásmundur Sveinsson – Competition and Exhibition. Ásmundarsafn, Saturday 1 May at 5 p.m.

Ásdís Ásmundsdóttir, daughter of the sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson will award the first prize in a competition for a design object that reflects the spirit of Sveinsson‘s art. In addition fifteen of the most noteworthy proposals will be displayed. The competition is organized by Reykjavik Art Museum, Kraum-design shop, and The Icelandic Design Center.
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Trio of Reykjavik. Kjarvalsstaðir, Wednesday 28 April 12:15 p.m.

A free-for-all lunch concert organized by Reykjavik Art Museum and Trio of Reykjavik. On programme are Piano Trio No. 39 in G major or the Gipsy Trio by J. Haydn; 1. movement from Trio in B major or the Archduke Trio by Beethoven; and the duo Elegia by G. Fauré, for cello and piano.
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Faroese Festival for the family. Kjarvalsstaðir - Sunday 25 April 2 - 4 p.m.

Kids aged 7 - 12 paint their own postcards and send them to children in the Faroe Islands in lively designed watercolour and postcard workshop. Families are also invited to participate in traditional Faroese folk dance, listen to Faroese trio and last but not least get to know the Faroese children‘s most beloved and legendary character, Troll-Peter. The festival ends with taste of delicatessen from the Faroe islands.
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Reykjavik Children’s Culture Festival. Monday 19 April - Sunday 25 April

A collaboration between Reykjavík Art Museum and eight primary schools. The students made collage silhouettes in the spirit of master artist Erró, based on the theme “Curiosity –who am I?” The works are combined into one big mural, and are on display in front of the F-hall in Hafnarhús.
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Anniversary Conference and Erró-workshop. Hafnarhús, Saturday 17 April 1 – 4 p.m. (In Icelandic)

On 19 April 2010 a decade has passed since the Reykjavik Art Museum in Hafnarhús first opened. On this occasion the museum is organizing a conference to discuss the Icelandic art scene during the last ten years, the present situation and future prospects. More than a hundred people will be participating, some of whom are art professionals invited by the museum. To bring together different perspectives on the topic the conference is also open for participation from the interested public.
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Rhyme – Curator‘s Talk (in Icelandic). Ásmundarsafn, Sunday 18 April at 2 p.m.

Ólöf K. Sigurðardóttir, one of the curator of the exhibition Rhyme leads a guided tour through the exhibition next Sunday 18 April at 2 p.m. discussing the coherence between the works of Ásmundur Sveinsson (1893-1982) and contemporary, Icelandic artists on display.
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Elektra Ensemble – Mother, Woman, Maiden. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 18 April at 8 p.m.

The concert is organized in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Museum and Elektra Ensemble. The concert is dedicated to female-composers from all over the world.
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Curation - Art or Studies

Panel discussion organised by The Icelandic Art Historian Association. Hafnarhús, Wednesday 14 April 5 - 7 p.m. In Icelandic
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Artists' talk by Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson and Jón Henrysson. Hafnarhús, Sunday 11 April at 3 p.m.

Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson and Jón Henrysson, two of the artists participating in the exhibition Coloursynthesis invite guests to walk through the exhibition and discuss the works next Sunday at 3 p.m. which is the final day of the exhibition. The tour will be accompanied by artist and public programme manager Sirra Sigurðardóttir.
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Skyggni frábært. Hafnarhús, Thursday 8 April at 8 p.m.

Iceland Design Center and Reykjavik Art Museum have organized a lecture where five young architects discuss new soloutions in architecture with the emphasis on quality rather than quantity. The architects are Ástríður Magnúsdóttir, Bjarki Gunnar Halldórsson, Helgi Steinar Helgason, Hildur Gunnlaugsdóttir og Hildur Steinþórsdóttir. They run the architecture and consultancy firm Skyggni Frábært.
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Design Competition based on the works of Ásmundur Sveinsson

Kraum-design shop, Reykjavik Art Museum, and The Icelandic Design Center have organized an open competition to design a product based on works or ideas by the Icelandic sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson. The deadline for turning in proposals is Thursday 8 April. The 1st prize winner will be announced Saturday 1 May and receives 500.000 IKR.
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Jim Finn. Hafnarhús, Thursday 1 April 8 p.m.

Cino club’s programme at Hafnarhús next Thursday is dedicated to the highly acclaimed film director Jim Finn. The films that will be screened at Hafnarhús on Thursday are The Juche Idea (62 min, 2008), Great Man and Cinema (3:49, 2009) and Dick Cheney in a Cold, Dark Cell (2:30, 2009).
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Family guide with music and storytelling. Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum, Sunday 28 March 2 p.m. (In Icelandic)

Families are especially invited to a visit in Asmundarsafn next Sunday where actress Guðrún Ásmundsdóttir and two young artists Ragnheiður Harpa Leifsdóttir student at The Iceland Academy of the Arts and singer Andreu Marke give a guided tour through the exhibition Rhyme in speech and tones. The works at the exhibition are by sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson and eleven contemporary artists. Ásmundur was called a folk poet in the visual art scene and always thought that art should have errands to people and should be placed among it.
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Erró Portraits – Women from North Africa

Women from North Africa is a new thematic exhibition built on the concept of the ongoing exhibition Erró – Portraits. Erró has gained a lot of attention worldwide for the last few weeks since the opening of his exhibition at Pompidou Museum in Paris. Daily around 4.000 guests visits the exhibition that has until now received over 120.000 guests. Besides books and poster, published in connection with the exhibition, has been on a great demand.
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Reykjavik Art Museum open hours during Easter

The Museums will be closed on Friday 2 April and Sunday 4 April
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First prize for catalogue design

On the March 17 the exhibition catalogue Experiment Marathon was awarded the first prize for book design at the annual award festival of the Icelandic Graphic Association. The book is published by the Reykjavik Art Museum in collaboration with the Serpentine Gallery in London.
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Artists' talk by Davíð Örn, Helgi Þórsson and Sara Riel

Three of the artists participating in the exhibition Coloursynthesis invite guests to walk through the exhibition and discuss the works on show. The tour will be accompanied by art historian Kristín Dagmar Jóhannesdóttir. The artists are Davíð Örn Halldórsson, Helgi Þórsson and Sara Riel.
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Spring Equinox in Viðey Island - Saturday 20 March at 2:30 p.m.

On spring Equinox, on March 20th, the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER will be lit for one week. To celebrate the occasion art historian Heiðar Kári Rannversson leads a guided tour throgh the island, focusing on the art works by Yoko Ono and Richard Serra.
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Seminar, Watery Hues. Kjarvalsstaðir Sunday 14 March 3 p.m.

Three lectures will be given at a seminar at Kjarvalsstaðir Sunday 14 March at 3 p.m. in connection with the exhibition Watery Hues: A Survey of Icelandic Watercolours. Lecturers are the curator Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson and the artists JBK Ransu and Harpa Björnsdóttir. In Icelandic.
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DesignMarch 2010 – Programme Presentation Hafnarhús, Thursday 11 March at 8 p.m.

DesignMarch 2010 is to be held 18 – 21 March. An exciting, extensive and impressive programme for The DesignMarch is in the making. We can expect a wealth of events, interesting lectures and exhibitions reflecting the diversity in Icelandic design.
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The Attendance record broken!

The attendance record at Reykjavik Art Museum was broken last year when the number of museum visitors for the first time exceeded two hundred thousand, with the overall number of visitors in 2009 reaching a total of two hundred and twenty thousand. This amounts to a 20% increase between 2008 and 2009, after access to the Museum had been given free on January 1st, 2008. The attendance rate has increased steadily in recent years, and the period between January 1st 2007 until the end of 2009 shows an increase of 65%. There has also been an enormous increase in organized school visits and guests at organized family events, which amounted to 33% between 2008 and 2009.
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Artist Talk by Katrín Elvarsdóttir in D-16 Hafnarhús - Sunday 7 March 3 p.m.

Katrín Elvarsdóttir talks about her installation Neverland in gallery D and her career. Katrín Elvarsdóttir‘s exhibition, Neverland is the 16th exhibition in the D-Gallery project of Reykjavik Art Museum. The series was nominated to the cultural award of DV 2009.
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Kino Club – Tatsu Aoki. Hafnarhús, Thursday 4 March at 8 p.m.

The Kino Club‘s programme at Reykjavik Art Museum next Thursday is dedicated to the film director and musician Tatsu Aoki. Aoki has made over 30 films and four of them will be screened on Thursday: Puzzle III, 2001 (16mm. 22 min. silent), Decades Passed, 2003 (16mm. 25 min. sound), Harmony, 1991(16mm. 10 min. sound) and Solution A, 1991 (super8, 25 min. silent).
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Sunday 28 February

Please notice that the architecture exhibition by Högna Sigurðardóttir is closing on Sunday 28 February.
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Gallery Talk for the family and workshop. Kjarvalsstaðir - Sunday 28 February 2 p.m.

After a guided tour through the exhibition Watery Hues children and families are invited to paint with water colours straight on the walls in the North Gallery. The event is directed be the staff of the educational department of Reykjavik Art Museum.
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Yrki architects Hafnarhús, Thursday 25 February at 8 p.m.

Lectures and exhibit by the owner and founders of Yrki architects, Sólveig Berg og Ásdís Helga Ágústsdóttir. The lecture is organized by the architecture department of Reykjavik Art Museum. In Icelandic.
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Invitation: Katrín Elvarsdóttir – Neverland, Hafnarhús, Thursday 25 February at 5 p.m.

Welcome to the opening of Katrín Elvarsdóttir‘s exhibition, Neverland, which is the 16th exhibition in the D-Gallery project of Reykjavik Art Museum.
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Erró in Pompidou Paris


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Last exhibition day: D15 - Dodda Maggý Hafnarhús 21 February 2010

Lucy is a video and music installation by Dodda Maggý (1981), the 15th artist to exhibit in the D-gallery project. In Lucy the artist explores the idea of the “acousmetre,” a film character portrayed only by voice, never in body, omniscient and ubiquitous.
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Coloursynthesis Forum. Hafnarhús - Sunday 21 February 3 p.m.

Open forum: With participation of the curator Hafþór Yngvason and the artists Davíð Örn Halldórsson, Gabríela Friðriksdóttir, Helgi Þórsson, Jón Henrysson, Sara Riel, Sigga Björg Sigurðardóttir and Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson.
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Trio of Reykjavik at Kjarvalsstaðir Thursday 18 February 12:15 p.m.

A lunch concert by Trio of Reykjavik playing classical tunes. Entrance is free.
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Curator´s Talk by Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 14 February 3 p.m.

Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson curator of the exhibition Watery Hues: A Survey of Icelandic Watercolours gives a guided tour at the exhibition, Sunday 14 February at 3 p.m. In Icelandic.
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Museum Night at the Reykjavik Art Museum.

Friday 12 february 6 p.m. - 12 p.m. (midnight).
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Watery Hues: A Survey of Icelandic Watercolours. Kjarvalsstaðir - Friday 12 February 6 p.m.

Sixty Icelandic artists display one hundred and fourty works in water colour in the exhibition Watery Hues. The exhibition is the first of its kind, spanning the 130-year history of water colour painting in Iceland, from 1880 – 2009.
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The Technology Development Fund. Hafnarhús – Thursday 11 February at 8 p.m.

At this lecture, held in collaboration with The Iceland Design Center, an introduction and talks about The Technology Development Fund will be given with special emphazises on design and architecture.
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Kjarval – Warrior Maidens and Ships of Fancy – Curator’s Talk. Kjarvalsstaðir – Sunday 7 February 3 p.m.

The drawings and sketches in the Reykjavík Art Museum’s Kjarval collection number in the thousands. In recent months Reykjavík Art Museum has been making these works available in digital form to facilitate research on Kjarval’s oeuvre and a closer examination of specific subjects in his work.
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The Houses of Högna. Kjarvalsstaðir - Saturday 6 February 2 p.m.

Architect Pétur H. Ármannsson gives a lecture on the works of Högna Sigurðardóttir architect in connection with her exhibition at Kjarvalsstaðir Matter and Sprit in Architecture. In Icelandic.
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Films by Francien Van Everdingen. Hafnarhús – Thursday 4 February

The Kino Filmclub and Reykjavik Art Museum have organized a programme of short films to be screened one Thursday night at Hafnarhús.
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Högna Sigurðardóttir‘s exhibition extended

An overview of the works of one of Iceland‘s highest acclaimed architect, Högna Sigurðardóttir can now be seen at Kjarvalsstaðir. The exhibition has been extended until 28 February.
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End of Steinunn‘s exhibition. Sunday 31 January

Around 10.000 guests have attended Kjarvalsstaðir since 21 November when the solo exhibition by fashion designer Steinunn Sigurðardóttir was opened. The exhibition comes to an end on Sunday 31 January.
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Erró – Astronauts. Hafnarhús Sunday 31 January 3 p.m.

Gallery talk and lecture by Professor Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson foscusing on two astronauts that wiseted Iceland twice and went later to the moon.
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Family programme - Coloursynthesis. Hafnarhús - Saturday 30 January 2 p.m.

Kids and adults are invited to explore the exhibition Coloursynthesis where eleven young artists show their paintings made by energetic and vivid colours.
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Dodda Maggý – Artist‘s Talk. Hafnarhús - Thursday 28 January 8 p.m.

Dodda Maggý talks about her installation Lucy in gallery D and her career.
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Dark Music Days 2010. Kjarvalsstaðir, Friday 29 January 12:10 p.m.

Icelandic Music for Violin and Piano. Anna Guðný Guðmundsdóttir piano and Auður Hafsteinsdóttir violin.
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Mozart‘s Anniversary Concert. Kjarvalsstaðir - Wednesday 27 January 8 p.m.

An annual concert in the memoriam of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born January 27th 1756.
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Design Competition based on the works of Ásmundur Sveinsson

Kraum-design shop, Reykjavik Art Museum, and The Icelandic Design Center have organized an open competition to design a product based on works or ideas by the Icelandic sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson.
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Knitting to rhythm of music with designer Steinunn Sigurðardóttir. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 24 January 2 p.m.

Steinunn Sigurðardóttir guides a knitting workshop for the family. Please bring your own knitting needles and coarse yarn as well as an iPod or a MP3 player with your favorite music.
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Högna Sigurðardóttir – Curator‘s Talk. Kjarvalsstaðir, Saturday 23 January 3 p.m.

Curator Guja Dögg Hauksdóttir conducts a guided tour through architect Högna Sigurðardóttir‘s exhibition. In Icelandic. This first retrospective of the works of architect Högna Sigurðardóttir is prompted by the occasion of her eightieth birthday and the precious donation of her works to the Museum.
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Arresting Images: Impolitic Art and Unexpected Reactions. Hafnarhús, Thursday 21 January 8 p.m.

Dr. Steven C. Dubin, Columbia University gives the lecture Arresting Images: Impolitic Art and Unexpected Reactions. In collaboration with University of Iceland, Museology. In English.
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Artists' Talk by young painters. Sunday 17 January 3 p.m.

Three of the artists participating in the exhibition Coloursynthesis invite guests to walk through the exhibition and discuss the works on show. The artists are Guðmundur Thoroddsen, Heimir Björgúlfsson and Ragnar Jónasson.
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Coloursynthesis, Erró - Astronauts and D15 Dodda Maggý. Hafnarhús - Friday 15 January 9 p.m.

Reykjavik Art Museum starts its year on Friday 15 January with three new exhibitions: Coloursyntesis (Ljóslitlífun*), Erró – Astronauts and D15 – Dodda Maggý. The opening ceremony starts at 9 p.m. with DJ Musician a.k.a. Pétur Eyvindsson entertaining guests until midnight.
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New programme is out!

The exhibition- and event programme of Reykjavik Art Museum is now out. For the next four month we offer 15 exhibitions and 42 events.
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Icelandic Design – International sales product. Thursday 14 January 8 p.m.

A lecture in collaboration with The Iceland Design Center. Rúnar Ómarsson has held the title General Manager/Moral Support since he co-founded Nikita Clothing in February 2000 in Reykjavik/Iceland.
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The Week Ahead: Film and lectures on Steinunn and Högna. Thursday 7 January – Tuesday 12 January

Different events takes place at Reykjavik Art Museum in the week ahead. Thursday is dedicated to the Film-club Kino, Steinunn Sigurðardóttir designer gives a lecture at Kjarvalsstaðir on Sunday and next Tuesday the architect Pétur H. Ármannsson deliver a lecture about his college Högna Sigurðardóttir. The entrance is free for all events.
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Exhibitions' closing

Three exhibitions close down next Sunday 3 January. This is The Crated Rooms in Iceland - Yoshitomo Nara + YNG, Egill Sæbjörnsson – Spirit of Place and Narrative and D-16 with Ryan Parteka‘s installation.
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Merry Christmas

Reykjavik Art Museum wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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Elektra Ensemble - French composers. Kjarvalsstaðir, Wednesday 30 December at 8 p.m.

The concert is the forth and the last in a series planned together with Reykjavik Art Museum and Elektra Ensemble. The main focus this December night will be on the French composers Gaubert, Saint-Saëns, Milhaud, Debussy og Fauré.
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Opening hours during Christmas and New Year

Reykjavik Art Museum is oping during Christmas and New Year except for 24 and 25 December. Opening hours are changeable as can be seen below.
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The YKON Game - Change the World in Five Hours. Hafnarhús, Saturday 19 December 12 – 5 p.m.

You are invited to play a game with The Ykon on Saturday, December 19 at Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhus from 12-5 p.m. Registration has to be made in advance at this email: info@ykon.org.
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Egill Sæbjörnsson - Concert at Thursday night 17 Dec. Documentary on Egill at the National TV on Tuesday 15 Dec

Music performance with artist Egill Sæbjörnsson and well known Icelandic musicians, will be held at Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús Thursday night at 8.30 p.m. Entrance is free. The concert is in connection with Egill‘s exhibition Spirit of Place and Narrative at Hafnarhús and his newly released CD. The concert is in cooperation with record- publishing Borgin.
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ERRÓ – GUIDED TOUR WITH MUSIC HISTORIAN. Hafnarhús, Sunday 13 December 3 p.m. (In Icelandic)

Sigfríður Björnsdóttir music historian leads gests through the world of famous composers in Erró´s paintings from the exhibition Erró – Portraits, and plays music samples. The main focus of Björnsdóttir‘s tour are the copmosers Brahms, Wagner, Stravinsky and Schumann some of them from the artist‘s serie Counterpoint whish he painted in the years 1978-1983.
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ANN ARBOR 47TH FILM FESTIVAL. Hafnarhús, Thursday 10 December 8 p.m.

Kino Klúbbur will be on a regular programme on Thursday nights at Hafnarhús with experimental films starting next Thursday with Ann Arbor 47th Film Festival. From January 2010 the Kínó Klúbbur will feature new programme first Thursday night each month.
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PEACE AND INTERCULTURAL WORKSHOP FOR THE FAMILY. Viðey, Sunday 6 December 2.30 – 4.30 p.m.

An open arts workshop for kids and adults will be held at Viðeyjarstofa (in Viðey island) Sunday 6 December from 2.30 – 4.30 p.m. The theme of the workshop is based on Yoko Ono´s Imagine Peace Tower, and the words IMAGINE PEACE. AlmaDís Kristinsdóttir, education project manager at Reykjavík Art museum will be overseeing the workshop.
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STEINUNN – GUIDED TOUR AND PERFORMANCE. Kjarvalsstaðir - Saturday 5 December 2 p.m.

You are invited to a guided tour with the designer Steinunn Sigurðardóttir and an unexpected performance at Kjarvalsstaðir Saturday 5 December at 2 p.m. With timeless design and discerning professional sense, Steinunn Sigurðardóttir has established her place as a world-class designer. Her artistic creation builds on years of collaboration with many renowned contemporary designers and a rare knowledge of material texture and three-dimensional shaping.
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cUtie and bEastie - EXHIBITION. Hafnarhús Thursday 3 December 8 p.m.

cUtie and bEastie – a workshop for secondaryschool students – closing night A stab and a poke or two at self-image, preconception, and visual art. In conjunction with the exhibitions of Yoshitomo Nara and Egill Sæbjörnsson. Participants will present the the outcome of the course in Hafnarhús’s multipurpose room. Only this night! Entrance is free. Hafnarhús is open every Thursday until 10 p.m.
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CHRISTMAS CAROLS WITH GARÐAR AND ROBERT. Kjarvalsstaðir - Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 December 12:15 p.m.

Kjarvalsstaðir – Christmas concert Christmas carols and other songs with tenor Garðar Cortes and pianist Robert Sund. Ticket prize: 1000 kr. sold by the entrance.
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FAMILY-PROGRAMME: GALÍLEÓ, DARWIN AND EDISON. Hafnarhús - Sunday 29 November 3 p.m.

Science historian Þorsteinn Vilhjálmsson gives an introduction to the scientists and engineers in Erró´s works at his exhibition Erró Portraits. The programme is intended for children from 10 years old. (In Icelandic).
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HÖGNA SIGURÐARDÓTTIR – CURATOR‘S TALK. Kjarvalsstaðir, Saturday 28 November 3 p.m.

Curator Guja Dögg Hauksdóttir conducts a guided tour through architect Högna Sigurðardóttir‘s exhibition. In Icelandic.
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PECHA KUCHA NIGHT REYKJAVIK #4. Hafnarhús, Thursday 26 November at 8 p.m.

To all Pecha Kucha fans out there! We are proud to inform you that Pecha Kucha #4 in Reykjavik will be held on the 26th of November in the Reykjavik Art Museum.
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LECTURE, DISCUSSION AND PERFORMANCE. Sunday 22nd November 3 p.m.

Next Sunday Ryan Parteka will give a lecture named, Tragedy of Landscape and the reemergence of romanticism in western subculture and discuss his exhibition, - Each Thousand Years, But a Day (for Caspar David Friedrich) in D-gallery at Hafnarhús. After the talk a performance that was premirered at the opening and creates the soundscape of the exhibition will be repeated.
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TRIO OF REYKJAVIK AND MUSIC FROM THE CZECH REPUBLIC. Friday 20 November 12:15 p.m.

Trio of Reykjavik plays works by composers from the Czech Republic focusing on music by Antonin Dvorák and Josef Suk
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STEINUNN. Kjarvalsstaðir, Preview Saturday 21 November 4 p.m.

With timeless design and discerning professional sense, Steinunn Sigurðardóttir has established her place as a world-class designer. Her artistic creation builds on years of collaboration with many renowned contemporary designers and a rare knowledge of material texture and three-dimensional shaping.
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SYMPOSIUM ABOUT YOSHITOMO NARA. Hafnarhús, Sunday 15 November 3 p.m.

Symposium in cooperation with the Reykjavik City Library focusing on Yoshitomo Nara‘s exhibition The Crated Rooms in Iceland Yoshitomo Nara + YNG.
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PANEL DISCUSSION ON ARCHITECT HÖGNA SIGURÐARDÓTTIR. Kjarvalsstaðir, Saturday 14 November 2–5 p.m. (In Icelandic)

This first retrospective of the works of architect Högna Sigurðardóttir is prompted by the occasion of her precious donation of her works to the Reykjavik Art Museum. The exhibition was opened last Saturday and now a week later, Saturday 14 November a panel discussion on her works and career has been planned at Kjarvalsstaðir.
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CERATIVE BUSINESS Hafnarhús, Thursday 12 November at 8 p.m. (In Icelandic)

The Iceland Design Centre has planned a series of lecture in cooperation with Reykjavik Art Museum. Next Thursday the focus will be on creative business and how design, creation and business comes together.
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BLINKWORKS WORKSHOP – LAST DAY OF BLINK. Kjarvalsstaðir – Sunday 8 November at 3 p.m. (In Icelandic)

The educational department of Reykjavik Art Museum organizes a guided family tour through the exhibition Blink in the West Gallery.
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THE MIND – PERFORMANCE BY EGILL SÆBJÖRNSSON AND MARCIA MORAES. Hafnarhús, Thursday 5 November at 8 p.m.

Egill Sæbjörnsson opened his exhibition Spirit of Place and Narrative last Thursday at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús. Last Sunday he gave an artist’s talk and next Thursday he will make a performance, The Mind, along with artist Marcia Moraes. The performance is in cooperation with Sequences Real Time Festival now taking place in Reykjavik.
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Hafnarhús – cUtie and bEastie – a workshop for secondaryschool students

Thursdays 12, 19, and 26 November 3 to 6 p.m. and 3 December 8 p.m.
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HÖGNA SIGURÐARDÓTTIR – MATTER AND SPIRIT IN ARCHITECTURE. Kjarvalsstaðir, Saturday 7 November at 4 p.m.

This first retrospective of the works of architect Högna Sigurðardóttir is prompted by the occasion of her eightieth birthday and the precious donation of her works to the Museum. The first woman to practice architecture in Iceland, Högna Sigurðardóttir has not been shy to try innovations in her work. Over the years she has won notice for working structure and interior as a single whole, integrating finishings, furniture, and flower pots with interior space as well as shaping buildings’ immediate surroundings in seamless accord with the larger whole of the man-made environment.
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REAL-TIME ART FESTIVAL

Reykjavik Art Museum and the Real-time Art Festival Sequences joins in a vivid programme in -Hafnarhús from 30 October – 7 November. The opening ceremony takes place in Hafnarhús next Friday-night.
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TWO OPENINGS AND PERFORMANCE: EGILL SÆBJÖRNSSON - SPIRIT OF PLACE AND NARRATIVE / D-14 RYAN PARTEKA. Hafnarhús, Thursday 29 October at 5 p.m.

Next Thursday, 29 October Reykjavik Art Museum presents two new exhibitions at Hafnarhús. The exhibition Spirit of Place and Narrative from the artist Egill Sæbjörnsson and an installation in D-gallery by Ryan Parteka. At the opening Ryan invites guests to a performance with him, Flosi Þorgeirsson from HAM and musicians from The Icelandic Wonderbrass. The exhibitons-period is 29 October 2009 - 3 January 2010.
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WHAT IS A SELF-IMAGE? - FAMILY WORKSHOP. Hafnarhús, Sunday 25 October at 3 p.m.

Artist and musician Lóa Hlín Hjálmtýsdóttir guides a tour and conducts a workshop for the family in connection with the exhibition The Crated Rooms in Iceland by Yoshitomo Nara + YNG. In Icelandic.
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FROM TURF COTTAGE TO THE COVER OF TIME. Hafnarhús - Thursday 22 October 8 p.m.

The premier of the documentary movie From Turf Cottage to the Cover of TIME by Hans Kristján Árnason. The film tells the story of Holger Cahill, or Sveinn Kristján Bjarnarson, who was born in Iceland in 1887 and died in the United States in 1960.
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LAST CHANCE FOR HAFNARHÚS‘S EXHIBITIONS. Sunday 18 October

Next Sunday the exhibitions Revisited Frames and the D-project exhibition by Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir are closing down.
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EXPERIMENTAL WORKSHOP. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 18 October at 2 p.m.

Workshop and guided tour for the family Ari Ólafsson Associate Professor of Physics conducts a workshop focusing on optics and pendulum in connection with the exhibition Blink.
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A SEA CHANGE – DOCUMENTARY FILM. Hafnarhús, Saturday 10 October at 6 p.m.

A Sea Change follows the journey of retired history teacher Sven Huseby on his quest to discover what is happening to the world’s oceans.
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IMAGINE PEACE TOWER, LENNON CONCERT, DOCUMENTARIES AND MORE. FRIDAY 9 OCTOBER AT 7.30 P.M.

The IMAGINE PEACE TOWER will be lit on Friday 9 October at 8 pm in Videy island. On this occasion Yoko Ono has invited guests to an open concert dedicated to John Lennon at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús. The programme in Hafnarhús starts at 7.30 with life broadcasted radio interview with Yoko Ono followed by documentaries In Bed by Yoko Ono and cuts from Ari Alexander‘s documentary on the Imagine Peace Tower. The concert starts at 10 p.m. introducing the most prominent musicians in Iceland singing and playing tunes by John Lennon. Hafnarhús opens at 7. p.m.
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FAMILY-GUIDE WITH MUSIC AND STORYTELLING. Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum, Sunday 11 October 2 p.m. (In Icelandic)

Actress Guðrún Ásmundsdóttir and singer Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir invite the whole family to a guided tour through the exhibition Rhyme at Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum, where they will tell stories about the works by speech and music.
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DESIGNER & ARTIST. Hafnarhús, Thursday 8 October at 8 p.m.

A lecture in cooperation with The Iceland Design Centre. In Icelandic. The Iceland Design Centre has planned a series of lecture in cooperation with Reykjavik Art Museum.
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OP-ART - PANEL DISCUSSIONS. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 4 October at 3 p.m. (In Icelandic)

Panel discussions on Op-art in conjunction with the exhibition Blink, which emphasis on the works of Eyborg Guðmundsdóttir (1924-1977).
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SVARLEYSA – EXPERIMENTAL NIGHT. Thursday 1 October 8 p.m. Hafnarhús – Reykjavik Documentary Workshop

An experimental night dedicated to documentaries, installation, readings and music.
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TRÍÓ OF REYKJAVÍK - MIDDAY CONCERT. Thursday 1 October at 12.15 p.m.

Reykjavik Art Museum and Trio of Reykjavik started their cooperation in 2008 with a series of midday concerts. Next concert will be dedicated to the composers Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) and Felix Mendelssohn (1809 –1847) both celebrating a centennial this year.
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RAFSKINNA – VISUAL ART MAGAZINE. Hafnarhús: Sunday 27 Sept. 2-4 and Tusday 29 Sept. 3-5

Reykjavik Art Museum is co-sponsoring Nordisk Panorama and is pleased to invite its guests to get the opportunity to view a selection of material from all three issues of Rafskinna already published, or made by artists Rafskinna has presented work by. Free entrance.
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RIFF TO DAY SUNDAY 27 SEPTEMBER


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RIFF TO DAY 26 SEPTEMBER


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ARTISTS’ TALK BY FRIÐRIK ÞÓR AND ARI ALEXANDER. HAFNARHÚS - FRIDAY 25 SEPTEMBER AT 12:30 P.M. (In English)

Artists' talk in English by artists and film directors Friðrik Þór Friðriksson and Ari Alexander Ergis Magnússon at the exhibition Revisited Frames. The event is a part of Reykjavik International Film Festival, which the museum participates in.
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THE WOMAN WAS THE SUN – NOW SHE IS THE MOON. HAFNARHÚS, SUNDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 3 P.M. (In Icelandic)

Phd. Kristín Ingvarsdóttir discusses Erró’s painting-series Japanese Love Letters.
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Manga manga: pictures and stories

Reykjavik Art Museum recommend that you take a look at the Manga exhibition at Reykjavik City Library in conjunction with Reykjavik Art Museum’s exhibition Crated Rooms by Yoshitomo Nara.
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ELEKTRA ENSEMBLE – SOUNDS OF SOUTH AMERICA. KJARVALSSTAÐIR SATURDAY 26 SEPTEMBER AT 8 P.M.

The music group Elektra Ensemble is Reykjavik’s music-group laureate 2009, followed by a co-sponsorship contract with Reykjavik Art Museum.
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RIFF NEXT SCREENINGS


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BLINKWORKS – GUIDED FAMILY-TOUR AND WORKSHOP KJARVALSSTAÐIR - SATURDAY 19 SEPTEMBER AT 2 P.M. (In Icelandic)

The educational department of Reykjavik Art Museum organizes a guided family tour through the exhibition Blink in the West Gallery.
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D13 - INGIBJÖRG BIRGISDÓTTIR – ARTIST’S TALK. HAFNARHÚS, SUNDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 3 p.m. (In Icelandic)

D13 is part of the D-project series initiated in 2007. The series selects young artists from Iceland who are showing their work diligently and have reached a certain maturity in the early phases of their artistic careers.
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REYKJAVIK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN HAFNARHÚS. 17 – 27 SEPTEMBER

Reykjavik Art Museum participates in Reykjavik International Film festival with diverse screenings from 17 – 27 September between 2 – 10 p.m.
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THE CRATED ROOMS IN ICELAND - YOSHITOMO NARA + YNG. PRIVAT VIEW IN HAFNARHÚS 17 SEPTEMBER AT 5 P.M.

World-renowned artist Yoshitomo Nara has created a new installation for the Reykjavík Art Museum in collaboration with Hideki Toyoshima, one of the founders of the design collaborative graf. The room-sized installation, consisting of shipping crates and billboards, places Nara’s iconic images in a new and unexpected context
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SUNDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 3 P.M. (In Icelandic). KJARVALSSTAÐIR - BLINK

Curator´s talk by Helgi Már Kristinsson.
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BLINK. KJARVALSSTAÐIR - SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER AT 4 P.M.

The exhibition explores the role of Op art and visual illusion in Icelandic art from the mid 1960´s until today in the works of eight artists.
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THE UNIVERSITIES’ HOUSE OF IDEAS. HAFNARHÚS – THURSDAY 10 SEPTEMBER AT 8 P.M. (In Icelandic)

The Iceland Design Centre has planned a series of lecture in cooperation with Reykjavik Art Museum.
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NORDIC FILMS

Nordic Films is the titile of a display at the music- and vieodepartment at the City Library in Grófarhús. The display is set up in connection with Reykjavik Art Museum's exhibition Reviseted Frames.
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FRIÐRIK AND ARI DISCUSS REVISITED FRAMES HAFNARHÚS - SUNDAY 6 SEPTEMBER AT 3 p.m. (In Icelandic).

Artists' talk by Ari Alexander Ergis Magnússon and Friðrik Þór Friðriksson.
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NEW PROGRAMME IS OUT!

The exhibition- and event programme of Reykjavik Art Museum is now out. For the next four month we offer 14 exhibitions and 90 events. The entrance is free for all the exhibitions and events unless otherwise stated.
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REYKJAVIK ART MUSEUM - KJARVALSSTAÐIR

Reykjavik Art Museum participates in the neighborhood celebration of Miðbær and Hlíðar at Kjarvalsstaðir, Saturday 5 September.
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ERRÓ - JAPANESE LOVE LETTERS (1979–1980). HAFNARHÚS - THURSDAY 3 SEPTEMBER AT 5 P.M.

The series Japanese Love Letters is not typical of Erró’s art. The unique place of the series in his oeuvre is established by the visual content, in which the written word competes with other pictorial material, and still more by the palette, as these works are all in shades of gray and brown, highly unusual for this color-happy artist.
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D13 INGIBJÖRG BIRGISDÓTTIR. HAFNARHÚS - THURSDAY 3 SEPTEMBER AT 5 P.M.

Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir (b. 1981) lives and works in Reykjavík The exhibition D13 features a new video piece and patchwork wall pieces by Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir. The title of the installation Nowhere is unmistakably clear in Birgisdóttir’s work, but the simple but dissimilar meanings connoted to the word ‘nowhere’ run into one another among the elements in her installation.
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SÝNINGARLOK - JAZZÓÐUR

Nú fer hver að verða síðastur að sjá sýninguna Jazzóður á Kjarvalsstöðum, en henni lýkur í dag mánudaginn 31. ágúst. Aðgangur ókeypis.
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REVISTED FRAMES – FRIÐRIK ÞÓR FRIÐRIKSSON AND LARS VON TRIER. HAFNARHÚS, 3 SEPTEMBER AT 5 P.M.

A ninety minute film has 129 600 frames and each of them is seen for only a fragment of a second. It is therefore obvious that our experience of film must be different from how we perceive paintings where we can decide for ourselves how long we take to scrutinize the image. At the exhibition Revisited Frames at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús Friðrik Þór Friðriksson has selected frames from his and Lars von Trier’s films which have then been painted in oil on outsized canvases.
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CLOSING DATE FOR FROM UNUHÚS TO WEST 8TH STREET. KJARVALSSTAÐIR – SUNDAY 30 AUGUST

The exhibition is focusing on two of the most influential women artists in the Icelandic art scene in the mid of the 20th century; namely Nína Tryggvadóttir and Louisa Matthíasdóttir.
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THE MAN IN THE SPHERE-HOUSE. GUÐRÚN ÁSMUNDSDÓTTIR AND ÓLÖF ARNALDS (In Icelandic). Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum, Sunday 30 August at 2 p.m.

Two of Iceland’s most beloved female artists, actress Guðrún Ásmundsdóttir and singer Ólöf Arnalds invite the whole family to a guided tour through the exhibition Rhyme at Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum, where they will tell stories about the works by speech and music.
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JAZZ MIX. AUGUST 27 – 29 AT REYKJAVIK ART MUSEUM

Reykjavik Art Museum co-sponsors the Reykjavik Jazz Festival. For the next few days the show goes on in Hafnarhús and Kjarvalsstaðir with lecture, concerts, tango ball and exhibition.
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LECTURE BY THORVALDUR THORSTEINSSON (in Icelandic). HAFNARHÚS - THURSDAY 27 AUGUST AT 7.30 P.M.

The artist and writer Thorvaldur Thorsteinsson talks about Erró’s painting, Trafalgar 1805, where the artist describes the Battle of Trafalgar where Admiral Lord Nelson was mortally wounded.
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AUTUMN IS CLOSE - HARVEST-CONCERT BY ÁSKELL MÁSSON. KJARVALSSTAÐIR - SUNDAY 30 AUGUST AT 8 P.M.

Composer Áskell Másson has composed over one hundred works of various sorts over the years. At this concert nine works by the composer will be played by fourteen renowned musicians, each work lasting from three to ten minutes. Ticket sale at the entrance. Entrance fee is: 1.500,-
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LAST CALL FOR POSIBILITIES

The last day of the exhibition Posibilities - The Guðmunda Kristjánsdóttir's Art Prize is on Sunday 23 August. Hafnarhús is open daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
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JAZZDIVAS AT KJARVALSSTAÐIR. Sunday 23 August at 4 p.m.

Female singers Kristjana Stefánsdóttir and Ragnheiður Gröndal get together with three of Iceland’s prime instrumentalists, pianist Eyþór Gunnarsson, guitarist Guðmundur Pétursson and bassist Robert Thorhallsson.
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REYKJAVÍK CULTURE NIGHT AT REYKJAVIK ART MUSEUM. SATURDAY 22 AUGUST 10 A.M. – 11 P.M.

Reykjavik Art Museum puts a large contribution to the annual event of the Reykjavik Culture Night. All of its galleries will be filled up with vivid and exciting events from dawn to midnight, focusing on the exhibitions and the buildings of the museum, family programmes, jazz performances, dance- and music premiere, guided tours in English, and lots and lots of other unique events you won’t miss.
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THEACHERS NIGHT. THURSDAY 20 AUGUST AT 8 P.M. (in Icelandic)

Theatchers night at the museum. Event specially organized for Icelandic school teachers.
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JAZZ-WORKSHOPS AND MASTER CLASSES. KJARVALSSTAÐIR AUGUST 17 - 19

Tuesday 18 August Kjarvalsstaðir - Jazz Workshop 2 – 4 p.m. Open workshop 4 - 5 p.m. Open masterclass - Hilmar Jensson discusses his music.
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WHAT IS ART MADE OFF? – FAMILY PROGRAMME (IN ICELANDIC). HAFNARHÚS, 16 AUGUST, AT 3 P.M.

A family programme where the exhibition Possibilities will be explored focusing on different materials artists uses in making their works. At the exhibition ten contemporary Icelandic women artists, whom all have won recognition from the Guðmunda Kristinsdóttir Fund for the Arts, shows their works. Free entrance.
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JAZZ MADNESS – TRIBUTE TO THE JAZZ MUSE. KJARVALSSTAÐIR, SUNDAY 16 AUGUST AT 4 P.M.

The exhibition Jazz Madness is Reykjavik Art Museum’s tribute to the Reykjavik Jazz Festival now celebrating its twentieth anniversary. The exhibition opens on Sunday 16 August with the performance of the Swedish jazz band Music Music Music with Michael Edlund on drums, Fabian Kallerdahl on piano and Josef Kallerdahl playing bass.
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FINAL CALL!

Sunday, 9 August is the final day of the exhibition Icelandic design 2009 at Kjarvalsstaðir.
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FILM AND VIDEOFESTIVAL 700IS REINDEERLAND. HAFNARHÚS, AUGUST 6 - 9

From Thursday to Sunday over forty films and videos from the annually festival 700IS Reindeerland will be shown at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús. The film and videofestival has been held in the east cost of Iceland for four times and now for the first time selected works from the prior festivals will bee screened in Hafnarhús.
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Reykjavík Safarí!

Fimmtudagskvöldið 16. júlí kl. 20 bjóða menningarstofnanir Reykjavíkurborgar til kvöldgöngu úr Kvosinni þar sem menningarlífið í miðborginni verður kynnt á pólsku, tælensku, ensku og spænsku. Þátttakendur geta valið um leiðsögn á fyrrnefndum tungumálum en hóparnir fjórir munu svo hittast í lok göngu í Hafnarhúsinu þar sem boðið verður upp á hressingu og stutt skemmtiatriði þar sem Sigríður Thorlacius, söngkona Hjaltalíns, syngur fyrir gestina. Lagt verður af stað frá Grófarhúsi kl. 20 og tekur gangan um klukkustund en dagskránni í Hafnarhúsinu lýkur um kl. 22. Þátttaka er ókeypis. Allir eru velkomnir!
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WALKING TOUR FROM THE KVOSIN. THURSDAY 30 JULY AT 8 p.m.

Guja Dögg Hauksdóttir head of the architecture department at Reykjavik Art Museum leads a tour in central Reykjavik. In Icelandic. The tour starts at Kvosin, between Tryggvagata 15 and 17 and lasts for one hour. Entrance is free.
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KJARVAL AND ANIMALS. Kjarvalsstaðir, Saturday 25 July at 2 p.m.

Guided tour for the family in Icelandic Family programme in Kjarvalsstaðir focusing on animals in Kjarval’s works. Klara Thorhallsdóttir representative form the museum’s educational department leads the tour. The exhibition Kjarval and Animals is on display in the north gallery at Kjarvalsstadir, which is dedicated to young guests of all ages.
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ICELANDIC DESIGN 2009 - CURATOR’S TALK (in Icelandic). KJARVALSSTAÐIR - SUNDAY 12 JULY AT 3 p.m.

The exhibition Icelandic Dexign 2009 - furniture, product design and architecture is organized by the Iceland Design Centre in collaboration with Reykjavík Art Museum. The aim is to showcase some of the best of Icelandic design today, with the focus on furniture and product design and architecture, in a broad sense.
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CURATOR’S TALK AT KJARVALSSTAÐIR FROM UNUHÚS TO WEST 8th STREET. SUNDAY 26 JULY AT 3 P.M.

Curator and art historian Hrafnhildur Schram leads a guided tour through the exhibition From Unuhús to Wes 8th Street next Sunday at 3. p.m. In Icelandic. Entrance is free.
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GUIDED TOUR FOR THE FAMILY. Hafnarhús, Sunday 28 June 3 p.m. In Icelandic.

Hafnarhús – Guided tour for the family through the exhibitions Erró – Portraits and Possibilities. At this guided tour for the whole family an exhibition by Erró and ten contemporary Icelandic female artist will be explored from the family’s perspective. Questions like what makes an art work an art work will be asked and also is it necessary to put an art work into a frame or can the gallery itself be the frame? The guided tour will be led by artist Klara Thorhallsdóttir.
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WQATERCOLOURS IN HUNDRED YEARS. Hafnarhús, Saturday 27 June 2 p.m.

Lectures by arthistorians Hrafnhildur Schram and Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson and artist J.B.K. Ransu. A performance by Halldór Ásgeirsson. In Icelandic.
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GUIDED TOUR BY UNA DÓRA COPLEY, DAUGHTER OF NÍNA TRYGGVADÓTTIR.Sunday, 21 June at 3 p.m. Kjarvalsstaðir– From Unuhús to West 8th Street

Una Dóra Copley, daughter of the artists Nína Tryggvadóttir and Alfred L. Copley, participates in a guided tour through the exhibition From Unuhús to Wes 8th Street next Sunday at 3. p.m. In Icelandic. Entrance is free.
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RHYME – CURATOR’S TALK (in Icelandic). SUNDAY, 5 JULY AT 2 P.M. ÁSMUNDUR SVEINSSON SCULPTURE MUSEUM

Next Sunday Sigríður Melrós Ólafsdóttir, one of the curator’s of the exhibition, Rhyme, will lead guests through the exhibition discussing the coherence between the works of Ásmundur Sveinsson (1893-1982) and contemporary, Icelandic artists on display.
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RHYME – ARTISTS’ TALK SUNDAY, 14 JUNE AT 2 P.M. ÁSMUNDUR SVEINSSON SCULPTURE MUSEUM. (In Icelandic)

Next Sunday at 2 p.m. Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson and Davíð Örn Halldórsson, two of the twelve artists exhibiting at the exhibition Rhyme, take part in a guided tour and discuss the coherence between their works, as contemporary artists, and the works of the twentieth century artist Ásmundur Sveinsson (1893-1982).
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THE PLANING OF THE WASTELAND. THURSDAY, 11 JUNE AT 8 P.M. In Icelandic

Radio programmer Hjálmar Sveinsson leads a guided tour from Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús to Höfðatorg in Borgartún discussing the construction projects that has already been dealt with and what has been left out in that area.
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ÍSAFOLD – BEST OF THE DEEP. KJARVALSSTAÐIR, THURSDAY 25 JUNE AT 8 P.M.

The Chamber Orchestra Ísafold gives a concert at Kjarvalsstaðir, Thursday 25 June at 8 p.m. The programme consists of contemporary music by the composers Nico Muhly, Daníel Bjarnason, Högni Egilsson, Viktor Orri Árnason and Gunnar Karel Másson.
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AN END IS A START - Thoughts About Pioneering the Fall. HAFNARHÚS, THURSDAY 18 JUNE AT 8 P.M.

The German mediomician Christopher Patrick Peterka gives a lecture at Hafnarhús Thursday 18 June at 8 p.m. The event is organized by the Iceland Design Center in cooperation with Reykjavik Art Museum. The lecture is in English and entrance is free of charge.
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INSIDE UNUHÚS (in Icelandic). SUNDAY 7 JUNE AT 3 P.M. KJARVALSSTAÐIR

Architect Gestur Ólafsson and the literary critics Jón Karl Helgason and Silja Aðalsteinsdóttir discuss the history of Unuhús, a little red house in Gardastræti, Reykjavik which hosted many great guests over the years, mostly poets, writers and artists.
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GUIDED TOURS IN ENGLISH

FREE GUIDED TOURS IN ENGLISH AT KJARVALSSTAÐIR EVERY THURSDAY AT 11 A.M. IN JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST.
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FOUR ART PRIZE WINNERS. THURSDAY, 4 JUNE AT 8 P.M.

Four out of ten artists from the exhibition Possibilities – The Guðmunda Kristinsdóttir Art Prize discusses their works and career on Thursday, 4 June at 8 p.m. at Hafnarhús.
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frum contemporary music festival.

frum- is a festival for contemporary music taking place in Kjarvalsstadir Reykjavik/Iceland in June every year.
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ARTIST MARGRÉT H. BLÖNDAL RECEIVES A PRIZE FROM THE GUÐMUNDA S. KRISTINSDÓTTIR FUND FOR THE ARTS

Today artist Erró and the Mayor of Reykjavik, Hanna Birna Kirstjánsdóttir handed over a to Margrét H. Blöndal the artprize from the Guðmunda S. Kristinsdóttir fund for the arts. The fund was established in 1997 with the aim of awarding an annual grant to recognize and empower the creation of art by women through the support of woman artists who have demonstrated excellence in their field.
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ERRÓ AND THE LEADING FEMALE ARTISTS IN ICELAND. THURSDAY, 28 MAY AT 6 P.M. HAFNARHÚS

The artist Erró will be present at the opening of a new exhibition at Reykjavik Art Museum which focus on portraits of internationally known figures, alive or dead. On the same occasion another exhibition will by opened with works from Icelandic female artists who have won recognition from the Guðmunda S. Kristinsdóttir Fund for the Arts.
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CURATOR’S TALK AT KJARVALSSTAÐIR FROM UNUHÚS TO WEST 8th STREET. SUNDAY 24 MAY AT 3 P.M.

Curator and art historian Hrafnhildur Schram leads a guided tour through the exhibition From Unuhús to Wes 8th Street next Sunday at 3. p.m. In Icelandic. Entrance is free.
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THE FUN OF DISCOVERY. CLOSING-WEEKEND AT ELÍN HANSDÓTTIR’S EXHIBITION AT HAFNARHÚS

Families are invited to use the Educational compass to help them find their bearings around the exhibition rooms of Hafnarhús and Elín Hansdóttir’s installation, Parallax on Sunday 17 May at 3 p.m. The exhibition ends on Sunday.
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PUBLICATION OF REYKJAVIK ART MUSEUM'S SUMMER PROGRAMME

Reykjavik Art Museum hosts seven exhibitions this summer; one at Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum, two in Hafnarhús and four at Kjarvalsstaðir. The Art Auseum has also organized various events in connection with the exhibitions and activities like concerts, out-door walking, family-programmes, video-nights etc.
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NEW SUMMER EXHIBITIONS AT KJARVALSSTAÐIR. OPENING FRIDAY, 15 MAY

Next Friday Reykjavik Art Museum opens two exhibitions at Kjarvalsstaðir. The opening ceremony of Reykjavik Arts Festivals takes place at the same time. The main exhibition focus on the Icelandic painters Louisa Matthíasdóttir and Nína Tryggvadóttir showing their works which have never been displayd in Iceland before. Also opening next Friday is exhibition focusing on Icelandic design.
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RHYME – CURATOR’S TALK (in Icelandic). SUNDAY, 10 MAY AT 2 P.M. ÁSMUNDUR SVEINSSON SCULPTURE MUSEUM

Next sunday Ólöf K. Sigurðardóttir, one of the curator’s at the recently opend exhibition, Rhyme, will lead guests through the exhibition discussing the coherence between the works of Ásmundur Sveinsson (1893-1982) and contemporary, Icelandic artists on display.
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ELEKTRA ENSEMBLE – PIECES BY THE OLD MASTERS. SUNDAY, 10 MAY AT 8 PM

The music group Elektra Ensemble was recently announced The Music group of Reykjavik 2009 followed by a co-sponsorship contract with Reykjavik Art Museum. The concert is the second in a row of four the group will give at Kjarvalsstaðir this year.
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FRIENDS OF FLÓKI – THURSDAY 7 MAY AT 8 P.M. EXHIBITION ENDS ON SUNDAY 10 MAY

About 36.000 guests have visited Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús since the opening of the exhibition Shadow Boy – The World of Alfred Flóki last February. The exhibition comes to an end next Sunday, 10 May. On Thursday, 7 May, some of Flóki’s best friends will gather together in Hafnarhús in the memoriam of the artist
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ELÍN HANSDÓTTIR – DISSECT OF AN INSTALLATION. SUNDAY 3 MAY AT 3 PM. HAFNARHÚS

Discussion and guided tour through Elín Hansdóttir’s installation, Parallax. Participants: Hjálmar Sveinsson, radio programmer and author, Ólafur Mathíesen architect, Shauna Laurel Jones, art historian and Magnús Þór Þorbergsson, lektor. In Icelandic.
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ART AND ARCHITECTUR. HAFNARHÚS THURSDAY 30 APRIL AT 8 PM

Lecture and discussion on art and architecture. In Icelandic. Participants are Steve Christer architect at Studio Granda and Kristinn E. Hrafnsson artist who discusses their joint project at Kringlan
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CONTEMPORARY PHILASOPHY IN JEANNETTE'S EXHIBITION. JEANNETTE CASTIONI AND ÓLAFUR GÍSLASON (in Icelandic) SUNDAY, 26 APRIL AT 3 PM.

The artist Jeannette Castioni and art historian Ólafur Gíslason discusses Jeannette’s installation, Who's Afraid of Who* now on show in D-gallery, Hafnarhús. Guided tour through the exhibition and then discussions on how the ideas of the Italian philosopher Umberto Galimberti reflects in the artist’s installation. In Icelandic.
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SURREALISM OF A SHADOW BOY. SJÓN TALKS ABOUT ALFRED FLOKI’S WORKS (in Icelandic) HAFNARHÚS. SUNDAY, 19 APRIL AT 3 PM.

The writer and curator Sjón discusses how he got to know the artist Alfred Flóki and learned about surrealism through his works.
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ÁSMUNDUR SVEINSSON SCULPTURE MUSEUM CLOSED UNTIL MAY 2

Please notice! Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum will be closed from 20 April to 2 May. The museum opens with a new exhibition, RIME. Opening hours during summertime is daily from 10 am. - 4 pm.
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FERÐAFAGNAÐUR LAUGARDAGINN 18. APRÍL

Listasafn Reykjavíkur - Hafnarhús tekur þátt í Ferðafagnaði á vegum Reykjavíkurborgar með áherslu á fjölskylduna. Í Hafnarhúsinu og Ásmundarsafni stendur fjölskyldum til boða sérstakur leiðangur sem heitir HVAÐ ER SVONA MERKILEGT VIÐ SAFN?
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CHEESE CUTTER OR RAZOR – LECTURE BY ARTIST ILMUR STEFÁNSDÓTTIR (in Icelandic) HAFNARHÚS THURSDAY, 16 APRIL AT 8 PM.

The artist Ilmur Stefánsdóttir is particularly known for her vivid creation and giving common things all around us a new and practical role. In her lecture Ilmur discusses her working process and how everyday things leads her to finding a new means for them. The lecture is in Icelandic.
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FAMILY GAME IN ÁSMUNDUR SVEINSSON SCULPTURE MUSEUM. SATURDAY, 11 APRIL AT 2 PM.

Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum offers a family programme from 2-3 pm. Games will be played in the outside sculpture garden and the sculptures of Ásmundur inside the museum will be viewed.
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OPEN ALL EASTER AT REYKJAVIK ART MUSEUM

All locations of Reykjavik Art Museum are open during the Easter and the entrance is free. On Saturday, 11 April Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum offers a FAMILY PROGRAMME from 1-4 pm.
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ELEKTRA ENSEMBLE - RUSSIAN ADVENTURE. WEDNESDAY, 8 APRIL AT 8 PM

The music group Elektra Ensemble was recently announced The Music group of Reykjavik 2009 followed by a co-sponsorship contract with Reykjavik Art Museum. The group will play four concerts at Kjarvalsstaðir this year, starting next Wednesday, April 8th with a programme dedicated to the Russian composers Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff.
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BEAUTY PLOTS KJARVALSSTAÐIR. SUNDAY 5 APRIL AT 3 PM.

International Chess Master Guðfríður Lilja Grétarsdóttir, Grand Master Helgi Ólafsson and museum director Hafþór Yngvason discusses aesthetic in chess in connection with the exhibition 32 Pieces: The Art of Chess at Kjarvalsstaðir next Sunday at 3 pm.
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INNER AND OUTER PERCEPTION HAFNARHÚS. THURSDAY, 2 APRIL 8PM

Haukur Ingi Jónasson Ph.D. gives a lecture on inner and outer perception: Reflection on art and delusion. In Icelandic.
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THE WINNER OF THE ERRÓ DESIGN COMPETITION

Ingibjörg Hanna Bjarnadóttir is The first prize winner in a competition on the behalf of Reykjavik Art Museum, Kraum-design shop and The Icelandic Design Center.
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THE HISTORY OF CHESS. LECTURE BY HELGI ÓLAFSSON GRANDMASTER IN CHESS. KJARVALSSTAÐIR SUNDAY, MARCH 29 AT 3 PM

Helgi Ólafsson, Grandmaster of chess gives a lecture on the history of art in connection with the exhibition 32 Pieces – The Art of Chess at Kjarvalsstaðir.
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ARCHITECTURE AND CHILDREN. HAFNARHÚS. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

On the occasion of the publishing of the book Architecture at Eye-level Reykjavik Art Museum invites to a publishing-event at the Harbourhouse. Architecture at Eye-level is a pioneerwork in education material for children and young people with emphasize on creative learning and icelandic context, sensing and expression.
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THE WINNER OF THE ERRÓ DESIGN COMPETITION HAFNARHÚS. FRIDAY, 27 MARCH AT 12

The mayor of Reykjavik City, Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, will hand out the first prize in a competition on the behalf of Reykjavik Art Museum, Kraum-design shop and The Icelandic Design Center.
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AW09 THE GUTS OF OUR FOREFATHERS

Mundi Launches his 4th collection "AW09 The guts of our forefathers" at Hafnarhús next Thursday at 8 pm.
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ARTIST'S TALK BY ELÍN HANSDÓTTIR. SUNDAY, 22 MARCH AT 3 PM

Individual artist is invited to create an exhibition that underlines connections with life that is happening outside the walls of the museum. With her installation, Parallax, in gallery A Elin Hansdottir eradicates the distinction between private and public space with questions like:
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FLUXUS PERFORMANCE FOR GOURMETS BY TAKAKO SAITO. A PRESENT TO REYKJAVIK ART MUSEUM. SATURDAY, 21 MAY AT 5 – 7 PM.

A Fluxus performance takes place at Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir. The performance is a special gift to the museum from Takako Saito in connection with the exhibition 32 Pieces – The Art of Chess, which is now on show.
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TRÍÓ OF REYKJAVÍK - MIDDAY CONCERT FRIDAY 30. JANUARY AT 12.15 PM

Reykjavik Art Museum and Trio of Reykjavik started their cooperation in 2008 with a series of concerts at lunch-time.
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TWO PREVIEWS IN HAFNARHÚS THURSDAY, 19 MARCH AT 5 PM. ELÍN HANSDÓTTIR AND JEANETTE CASTIONI

WHO’S AFRAID OF WHO - JEANNETTE CASTIONI In the exhibition Who's Afraid of Who Castioni scans over the imaginative merging cultural landscapes through communications and technologies. In the exhibition is among other things audio interview with the surrealist painter Dalí talking about his mustache.
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TWO PREVIEWS IN HAFNARHÚS THURSDAY, 19 MARCH AT 5 PM. ELÍN HANSDÓTTIR AND JEANETTE CASTIONI

PARALLAX – ELIN HANSDÓTTIR Elín Hansdóttir is an Icelandic artist living in Berlin and Reykjavík. With her installation, Parallax, in gallerie A Elin Hansdottir eradicates the distinction between private and public space with questions like:
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FRIENDS OF FLÓKI. HAFNARHÚS. SUNDAY 15 MARCH AT 3 PM

Author Sjón was a good friend of the artist Alfreð Flóki and curates the exhibition Shadow Boy – Alfreð Flóki at Hafnarhús which is now on show.
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EXHIBITIONS CLOSING AT HAFNARHÚS. ÁSMUNDUR ÁSMUNDSSON AND PÉTUR MÁR GUNNARSSON

On Sunday, March 8th. exhibitions by Ásmundur Ásmundsson and Pétur Már Gunnarsson in Hafnarhús comes to an end.
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KINDERGARTENS ARTISTS AND GUIEDED TOUR AT KJARVALSSTAÐIR. SUNDAY 8TH MARCH

CREATIVE MOVE AT 1 PM. Kjarvalsstaðir – Conference Room. Children of four kindergartens in Reykjavik display chess sets in the conference room of Kjarvalsstaðir. They made the chess sets in collaboration with the Reykjavik Chess Academy.
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ICELANDIC SYMBOLISM. SHADOW BOY – ALFREÐ FLÓKI. THURSDAY 5 MARCH 7.30 pm. HAFNARHÚS

Guided tour, lectures and discussion by the literary scholars Benedikt Hjartarson and Guðni Elísson in connection with the exhibition Shadow Boy – Alfreð Flóki.
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THE BOUNDARY OF PÉTUR MÁR GUNNARSSON. SUNDAY, 1ST MARCH, 3 PM. HAFNARHÚS

Artist Pétur Már Gunnarsson discusses his installation, Boundary, which is a part of the D-project series dedicated to visual artists who are at the beginning of their career.
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INNOVATION AND THE IMPORTANCE OF INTER-DISCIPLINARY WORK. HAFNARHÚS - THURSDAY 12 MARCH 8 PM.

A lecture by the designer Karl Aspelund where he observes the design process in respect of the importance of cooperation of people in different environment and in different fields focusing on innovation.
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THE VISUAL LANGUAGE OF AUTHORITIES. THURSDAY 26 FEBRUARY 8 PM. HAFNARHÚS

Lecture and discussion on art and architecture. Participants are Sigurður Einarsson architect from Batterí studio and the artists Hafdís Helgadóttir and Ólöf Nordal.
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KAMMERKÓRINN STAKA, KJARVALSSTÖÐUM FÖSTUDAG 20. FEBRÚAR KL. 20.00

Staka er ungur kammerkór sem starfar í Kaupmannahöfn. Þrátt fyrir ungan aldur hefur kórinn sungið víða og fengið mikið lof fyrir. Meðlimir Stöku hafa flestir einhverja tónlistarmenntun og kórreynslu sér að baki.
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CHESS PLAY BY FEMALE CHESS CHAMPIONS AND GUIDED TOUR, FEBRUARY 22 AT 3 PM KJARVALSSTAÐIR

The Sunday programme at Kjarvalsstaðir will start with a guided tour through the exhibition, which takes about a half an hour. Thereafter Guðlaug Thorsteinsdóttir, former Icelandic women Chess Champion and Hallgerður Helga Thorsteinsdóttir (16 years) present Icelandic Chess Champion play with one of the chess set on display.
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ÁSMUNDUR ÁSMUNDSSON - LOUNGE CHAT. THURSDAY 19 FEBRUARY AT 8 PM HAFNARHÚS

The artist Ásmundur Ásmundsson discusses his career and gives a presentation with images of his prior works. Moderator Klara Thorhallsdóttir.
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TRIO AT KJARVALSSTAÐIR:

KJARVAL COMPLETE – THE ART OF CHESS - SONG CONCERT. SUNDAY 15 FEBRUARY
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SONG CONCERT DEDICATED TO COMPOSER JÓN ÁSGEIRSSON, KJARVALSSTAÐIR SUNDAY 15 FEBRUARY 5 PM

Songs and chorals by Jón Ásgeirsson dedicated to the 80th birthday of the composer last year. The concert is free of charge and takes about one hour.
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MUSEUM NIGTH AT REYKJAVIK ART MUSEUM. FRIDAY, 13 FEBRUARY

Diverse events at the Museum Nigth at Reykjavik Art Museum. Open 7 - 12 pm. Free entrance.
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POLITICS AND VISUAL LANGUAGE, THURSDAY 12 FEBRUARY 8 PM. HAFNARHÚS

A series of lecture organized by The Icelandic Design Centre in cooperation with Reykjavik Art Museum. In this lecture Guðmundur Oddur Magnússon, professor in graphic design at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, discusses political graphics and imagery on posters, photographs and emblems.
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GRANDMASTERS GAME AND GUIDED TOUR - THE ART OF CHESS, SUNDAY 8 FEBRUARY 3 PM

Two Icelandic Grandmasters, Fridrik Ólafsson and Helgi Ólafsson, play a chess game with one of the chess sets on display at The Art of Chess. The set is made by artist Paul McCarthy, one of the fifteen world known contemporary artists who specially made chess sets for the exhibition.
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SHADOW BOY – THE WORLD OF ALFRED FLÓKI

PRIVAT VIEW ON THURSDAY, 5TH AT 5 PM. Reykjavik Art Museum hosts the first exhibition of Alfred Flóki's drawings for a long time.
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ÁSMUNDUR ÁSMUNDSSON – ARTIST’S TALK SUNDAY, 1 FEBRUARY 3 PM

Hafnarhús – A–Gallery At his exhibition, HOLE, the artist Ásmundur Ásmundsson deals with critical situation in Iceland at present time.
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ERRÓ – THE GAME SATURDAY 31 JANUARY 11 AM

In this interactive exhibition, kids can reconstruct paintings by Erró, using large blocks with sections of paintings printed on each of the cubes six side.
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TRÍÓ OF REYKJAVÍK - MIDDAY CONCERT FRIDAY 30. JANUARY AT 12.15 PM

Reykjavik Art Museum and Trio of Reykjavik started their cooperation in 2008 with a series of concerts at lunch-time.
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ART AND ARCHITECTUR HAFNARHÚS - THURSDAY 29 JANUARY AT 8 PM

Lecture and discussion on art and architecture.
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THE ART OF CHESS - PUBLIC PROGRAMME SUNDAY, 25 JANURAY AT 2 AND 3 PM

2 pm. Artists' Talk. Oliver Clegg, Paul Fryer and Alistair Mackie discuss their works on show with curator Julia Royse. 3 pm. Panel Discussion. Curators Mark Sanders and Larry List partake in panel discussions on chess and art along with the director of the Reykjavik Art Museum, Hafthór Yngvason.
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An annual concert in the memoriam of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born January 27th 1756.

In Kjarvalsstadir tuesday january 27, 8pm
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32 PIECES: THE ART OF CHESS. PREVIEW AT KJARVALSSTADIR ON SATURDAY 24 JANUARY AT 4 PM.

Fifteen unique chess sets and boards made by internationally renowned contemporary artists. Each chess set has its own concept reflecting the artists’ vivid imagination. Artists include Damien Hirst, Maurizio Cattelan, Rachel Whiteread and more. Curators: Mark Sanders, Julia Royse, and Larry List.
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PRIVAT VIEW IN HAFNARHÚS ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 22 AT 5 PM.

A-GALLERY: ÁSMUNDUR ÁSMUNDSSON - D-GALLERY: PÉTUR MÁR GUNNARSSON
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Sunday 18 January 2009 - Parallel Universes

Artist's talk by Ingibjörg Jónsdóttir at 3 pm. The exhibitions ends on Sunday 18 January.
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Jurgen Bey - Designer. Thursday, January 15 at 8 pm Hafnarhús – Multipurpose Hall

A series of lecture organized by The Icelandic Design Centre in cooperation with Reykjavik Art Museum. Jurgen Bey is driven by the ambition to understand the world. He is able to question it in a unique manner. According to him, wanting to think or create something new is bizarre, for every thing or solution we can possibly dream of does already exist in the world around us.
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EXHIBITIONS END IN HAFNARHÚS

Three exhibitions end in Hafnarhús on Sunday January 11th.
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KJARVAL COMPLETE

The works of Iceland’s most beloved painter, Jóhannes S. Kjarval, will cover all walls from floor to ceiling in the eastern exhibition hall at Kjarvalsstadir in an exhibition opening on Saturday, January 10th at 2 pm.
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OUT / IN – HLYNUR HALLSSON

Guided tour in Hafnarhús and throughout the city, Thursday January 8 at 8 pm. The exhibitions closes down on Sunday January 11 with a curators talk starting at 3 pm.
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SPJALL HLYNS HALLSSONAR Í HAFNARHÚSINU SUNNUDAG 30. NÓVEMBER KL. 15:00

Sýning Hlyns Hallssonar hefur vakið óskipta athygli fjölmiðla og almennings en næstkomandi sunnudag mun Hlynur skoða sýninguna með gestum, segja frá tilurð hennar og fyrri verkum sínum.
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OPENING HOURS FOR CHRISTMAS HOLYDAYS

HAFNARHÚS: OPEN DAILY 10am- 5pm , THURSDAYS 10am – 10pm. Open Dec. 26th 12 – 5 pm. Open Dec. 31st 10am – 2pm. Open Jan. 1st. 1pm – 5pm. Closed Dec. 24th and 25th. KJARVALSSTAÐIR: OPEN DAILY 10am – 5 pm. Open Dec. 26th 12 – 5pm. Closed Dec. 24th, 25th and 31st and Jan. 1st. ÁSMUNDUR SVEINSSON SCULPTURE MUSEUM: OPEN DAILY 1 – 4 pm. Closed Dec. 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st. and Jan. 1st.
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IMAGINE PEACE

The annual lighting of Imagine Peace Tower on the Videy island was made on October 9th. On the same occasion Yoko Ono awarded two grants for peace from the Lennonono fund.
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Reykjavik Art Museum Hafnarhús – Kjarvalsstaðir – Ásmundarsafn. DUE TO STAFF DEVELOPMENT THE MUSEUM IS CLOSED ON SATURDAY 11.10.2008. APOLOGIES FOR THE INCONVENIENCES


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D9 JÓNA HLÍF HALLDÓRSDÓTTIR LAUGARDAGINN 27. SEPTEMBER KL. 16:00

Næstkomandi laugardag hefst annar hluti sýningaraðar D-salar Hafnarhússins með sýningu Jónu Hlífar Halldórsdóttur.
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AUTUMN IN HAFNARHÚS Three new exhibitions will open in Reykjavik Art Museum- Hafnarhús, Thursday, 18 September at 5 p.m.

Since beginning their collaboration in 1997 the duo Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson have created site-related projects in various countries, including Cuba, Turkey, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, the U.S. and Italy as well as in their native countries of Spain and Iceland. Artist Ingibjörg Jónsdóttir opens a new exhibition where she deals with the age-old question of the nature of time and how it is interwoven with the inquiry into the origin of the universe. The third exhibition is from the broad collection of Erró’s works focusing on visual elements taken specifically from eastern and western cultures.
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BRAGI ÁSGEIRSSON - AUGNASINFÓNÍA OPNUN 13. SEPTEMBER KL. 16:00

„ „Ég ber ótakmarkaða virðingu fyrir myndlistinni. Hún er hvorki sprell né grunnrist dægurgaman. Myndlist er kröfuhart fag. Stundum er henni líkt við eiturlyf, sem hefur þó ekkert nema góð áhrif á iðkandann. Það þurfa að vera innri átök og sviptingar í listinni og hún má hvorki verða vani eða skylda.“ Þessi orð Braga Ásgeirssonar listmálara segja allt sem segja þarf um það tak sem myndlistin hefur haft á honum alla tíð, og hann á henni.
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REYKJAVIK ART MUSEUM HARBOR HOUSE IS CLOSED UNTIL 18. SEPTEMBER, WE ARE CHANGE THE EXHIBITION


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VATNSBERI - VANTSLITAMYNDIR ELLEFU LISTAMANNA - SÝNINGARSTJÓRASPJALL

Sunnudaginn 7. september kl. 14:00 verður Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson sýningarstjóri Vatnsberans með leiðsögn um sýninguna. Tæplega sjötíu verk eru á sýningunni eftir ellefu listamenn og er þeim stillt upp með sýningu á verkum Ásmundar Sveinssonar, Lögun línunnar, sem nú stendur yfir í safninu.
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T I L R A U N A M A R A Þ O N I Ð Á E N D A - SÍÐASTI SÝNINGARDAGUR SUNNUDAGINN 7. SEPTEMBER

Tilraunamaraþon í Listasafni Reykjavíkur - Hafnarhúsi markaði spor í sögu safnsins, en aldrei áður hefur verið sett upp jafn umfangsmikil sýning í húsum safnsins. Sýningarstjórarnir Hans Ulrich Obrist og Ólafur Elíasson byggðu sýninguna á sambærilegu verkefni sem þekkt er í Serpentine Gallery í Lundúnum, þar sem Hans Ulrich er sýningarstjóri. Þeir fengu til liðs við sig um sjötíu lista- og fræðimenn frá tólf löndum, úr fimm heimsálfum sem margir hverjir tóku þátt í tveggja daga maraþoni í upphafi sýningarinnar. Sumir þeirra eiga einnig verk á sýningunni.
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DRAUMAR UM ÆGIFEGURÐ Í ÍSLENSKRI SAMTÍMALIST SÝNINGARLOK SUNNUDAGINN, 31. ÁGÚST

Á sýningunni Draumar um ægifegurð í íslenskri samtímalist eru mörg ný verk eftir framsæknustu listamenn landsins sem byggja á ólíkum hugmyndum þeirra um náttúruna sem fyrirbæri í ljósmynda- og vídeólist.
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I HATE NATURE - SÝNINGARLOK SUNNUDAGINN 24. ÁGÚST

Hin risavaxna innsetning í garði Kjarvalsstaða hefur vakið verðskuldaða athygli, en verkið gerði einn kunnasti landslagsarkitekt heims Martha Schwartz í samvinnu við Listasafn Reykjavíkur, Félag íslenskra landslagsarkitekta og Listahátíð í Reykjavík með dyggum stuðningi Ingibjargar Kristjánsdóttur landslagsarkitekts og Ólafs Ólafssonar eiginmanns hennar.
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FRESTUN Á FYRIRLESTRI DARRA!

Fyrirlestur Darra Lorenzen sem vera átti á morgun, fimmtudaginn 21. ágúst, frestast af ófyrirsjáanlegum ástæðum til fimmtudagsins 4. september. Beðist er velvirðingar á þessum breytingum. Darri Lorenzen myndlistarmaður flytur fyrirlestur í Listasafni Reykjavíkur Hafanarhúsi fimmtudaginn 4. september kl. 20:00. Fyrirlesturinn ber yfirskriftina NÚNA, ÞÁ OG SEINNA og byggir á nýlegum verkum og verkefnum sem listamaðurinn er með í vinnslu.
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NÚNA, ÞÁ OG SEINNA FYRIRLESTUR / GJÖRNINGUR DARRA LORENZEN Í HAFNARHÚSI NÆSTKOMANDI FIMMTUDAGSKVÖLD KL. 20:00

Darri Lorenzen myndlistarmaður verður með fyrirlestur / gjörning í Listasafni Reykjavíkur Hafanarhúsi fimmtudaginn 4. september kl. 20:00 sem ber yfirskriftina NÚNA, ÞÁ OG SEINNA og byggir á nýlegum verkum og verkefnum sem listamaðurinn er með í vinnslu.
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KLASSÍK Á KJARVALSSTÖÐUM 3. september kl. 20. Flytjendur: Carion – Danskur blásarakvintett

Einstakur blásarakvintett í heimsókn. Þriðju tónleikarnir í tónleikaröðinni Klassík á Kjarvalsstöðum á vegum F.Í:T. og Listasafns Reykjavíkur verða miðvikudagskvöldið 3. september kl. 20. Á tónleikunum leikur verðlaunaður danskur blásarakvintett Carion.
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V A T N S B E R I - VATNSLITAMYNDIR ELLEFU LISTAMANNA - ÁSMUNDARSAFN 22. ÁGÚST KL. 17:00

Föstudaginn 22. ágúst kl. 17:00 verður opnuð í Ásmundarsafni sýning á vatnslitamyndum ellefu, íslenskra listamanna. Tæplega sjötíu verk verða á sýningunni og verður þeim stillt upp með sýningu á verkum Ásmundar Sveinssonar, Lögun línunnar, sem nú stendur yfir í safninu.
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Ligeti-tónleikar Ísafoldar Föstudagur 8. ágúst – Kjarvalsstaðir kl. 20:00

Kammersveitin Ísafold flytur fjögur verk eftir einn mesta áhrifavald 20. aldar tónlistar, György Ligeti á Kjarvalsstöðum og verður safnarýmið nýtt á nýstárlegan hátt. Ligeti lést fyrir tveimur árum en þó eru mörg verka hans löngu orðin klassísk og eru vinsæl bæði í geisladiskaútgáfu og til flutnings í tónleikahúsum.
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REYKJAVIK CULTURE NIGHT

Reykjavik Art Museum participates in Reykjavik Cultural Night, August 23.
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SÝNINGARSTJÓRASPJALL ÆSU SIGURJÓNSDÓTTUR UM ÆGIFEGURÐ SUNNUDAGINN 10. ÁGÚST KL. 15:00

Á sýningunni Draumar um ægifegurð í íslenskri samtímalist sem nú er til sýnis á Kjarvalsstöðum eru mörg ný verk eftir framsæknustu listamenn landsins sem byggja á ólíkum hugmyndum þeirra um náttúruna sem fyrirbæri í ljósmynda- og vídeólist. Sunnudaginn 10. ágúst mun sýningarstjórinn Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir annast leiðsögn um sýninguna en þar er að finna verk eftir sextán íslenska listamenn.
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KENNILEITI MINNINGANNA KVÖLDGANGA ÚR KVOSINNI 24. JÚLÍ KL. 20:00

Sigurlaug Ragnarsdóttir listfræðingur annast leiðsögn um útilistaverk í miðbænum næstkomandi fimmtudagskvöld þegar lagt verður upp í áttundu kvöldgöngu Kvosarinnar sem menningarstofnanir Reykjavíkurborgar standa fyrir. Gangan tekur um klukkustund en í henni mun Sigurlaug kynna ólíkar aðferðir við miðlun útilistaverka, gildi miðlunar og upplifun einstaklings á henni.
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SAFNADAGURINN FYRIR FJÖLSKYLDUNA!

Listasafn Reykjavíkur tekur þátt í Íslenska safnadeginum næstkomandi sunnudag en dagurinn er helgaður fjölskyldunni. Á Kjarvalsstöðum er fjölskylduleiðsögn kl. 15:00 og einnig eru þar í boði sýningar, leikir og þrautir sem ætluð eru börnum á öllum aldri.
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SVEINBJÖRN BEINTEINSSON ALLSHERJARGOÐI HEIMILDARMYND

Fimmtudagskvöldið 3. júlí klukkan 20:00 verður sýnd í Hafnarhúsinu heimildarmynd um Sveinbjörn Beinteinsson allsherjargoða. Sveinbjörn Beinteinsson bjó lengst af á Draghálsi í Svínadal. Hann var skáld gott, kvæða-og fræðimaður, og eftir hann liggja nokkrar ljóðabækur og kver, auk bókarinnar Bragfræði og háttatal, sem er undirstöðurit kvæðamanna.
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SAFNFRÆÐSLUNÁMSKEIÐ ÆTLAÐ KENNURUM Á KJARVALSSTÖÐUM 21. ágúst frá kl. 9–16

Fræðsludeild Listasafns Reykjavíkur stendur fyrir safnfræðslunámskeiði ætlað kennurum 21. ágúst n.k. Námskeiðið fjallar um möguleika safnfræðslu og leiðir sem gagnast geta við undirbúning og eftirfylgni safnheimsókna á grunnskólastigi Námskeiðið er styrkt af Menntamálaráðuneytinu.
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BLÁA BÍLVÉLIN HÍFÐ UPP - FIMMTUDAG 26. JÚNÍ KL. 20.00

Fresta varð lokahluta gjörningsins á verki Roger Hiorn's sem fram átti að fara þann 22. júní til fimmtudagsins 26. júní kl. 20:00 Mikil óvissa hefur verið með hve langan tíma taki fyrir koparsúlfat upplausnina að ná stofuhita í einangraða plastkarinu í A-sal í Hafnarhúsi. Á sunnudaginn var hitastigið mælt og kom í ljós að það var enn of hátt. Ákveðið var því að fresta gjörningnum.
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JÓNSMESSUTÓNLEIKAR Á KJARVALSSTÖÐUM 25. JÚNÍ KL. 20:00

Aðrir tónleikar tónleikaraðarinnar Klassík á Kjarvalsstöðum verða haldnir þann 25. júní kl. 20.00. Í þetta sinn hefur röðin fengið til liðs við sig tvær góðar tónlistarkonur, Ingveldi Ýr Jónsdóttur söngkonu og Guðríði Sigurðardóttur píanóleikara.
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BLÁA BÍLVÉLIN FÆR VIÐEIGANDI MEÐFERÐ FJÖGURRA DAGA TILRAUN Í HAFNARHÚSINU HEFST FIMMTUDAGINN 19. JÚNÍ

Fimmtudaginn 19. júní er komið að því að fremja gjörning Rogers Hiorns sem vera átti á Tilraunamaraþoninu um miðjan júní, en veittist ekki unnt þar eð koparsúlfatið sem nota þurfti kom ekki til landsins í tæka tíð. Koparsúlfatið er nú komið í Hafnarhúsið og er því boðað til tilraunar sem gestir geta fylgst með í fjóra daga. Tilraunin er gerð í nokkrum þrepum og fer fyrsti hluti hennar fram fimmtudaginn 19. júní milli kl. 17 - 22.
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ERRÓ Í PARÍS

Þeir sem eru á leið til Parísar ættu ekki að láta nýtt verk eftir Erró fram hjá sér fara. Verkið setti Erró upp á stærstu og flottustu verslunarmiðstöð borgarinnar, BHV á Rue de Rivoli 31. maí síðastliðinn.
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LIST Í ALMENNINGSRÝMI Á LÖNGUM FIMMTUDEGI Í HAFNARHÚSINU - MAGS HARRIES & LAJOS HEDER

Fimmtudaginn 19. júní kl. 20:00 Bandarísku listamennirnir Mags Harries og Lajos Heder eru á meðal þekktustu listamanna Bandaríkjanna sem hafa helgað sig list í almenningsrými. Fimmtudaginn 19. júní kl. 20:00 munu þau halda fyrirlestur í Hafnarhúsinu undir yfirskriftinni Afhjúpun hins óséða.
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SUNNUDAGUR FJÖLSKYLDUNNAR - 15. JÚNÍ - TILRAUNASTOFA FYRIR BÖRN - LEIÐSÖGN UM FRIÐARSÚLUNA Í VIÐEY

- TILRAUNASTOFA FYRIR BÖRN. Næstkomandi sunnudag verður starfrækt í Hafnarhúsinu tilraunastofa fyrir börn og fullorðna frá klukkan 14 - 16. - LEIÐSÖGN UM FRIÐARSÚLUNA Í VIÐEY KL. 14:30. Hafþór Yngvason safnstjóri segir frá tilurð Friðarsúlunnar í Viðey sem Yoko Ono, ekkja Johns Lennons, lét reisa í Viðey á síðasta ári.
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F R U M - NÚTÍMATÓNLISTARHÁTÍÐ KJARVALSSTÖÐUM 13. - 15. JÚNÍ

Nútímatónlistarhátíðin frum- 2008 verður haldin dagana 13. - 15. júní á Kjarvalsstöðum. Í ár er hátíðin helguð tónlist þriggja tónskálda sem öll eiga stórafmæli á árinu. Atli Heimir Sveinsson fagnar sjötugsafmæli í haust, en frumflutt verður nýtt verk sem Atli tileinkar vinkonu sinni, Bryndísi Schram, sem einnig á stórafmæli á árinu.
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KVÖLDGÖNGUR ÚR KVOSINNI MYNDLIST Í MIÐBORGINNI Fimmtudag 12. júní kl. 20

Kvöldgöngur úr Kvosinni hafa verið vinsælar meðal borgarbúa en þetta er fjórða skiptið sem menningarstofnanir Reykjavíkurborgar skipuleggja þennan ánægjulega viðburð, sem boðið er upp á öll fimmtudagskvöld yfir sumartímann.
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TILRAUNASTOFA FYRIR BÖRN OG LISTAMANNSSPJALL - SUNNUDAGINN 8. JÚNÍ 2008

TILRAUNASTOFA KL. 14 - 16 Næstkomandi sunnudag verður starfrækt í Hafnarhúsinu tilraunastofa fyrir börn og fullorðna frá klukkan 14 - 16. LISTAMANNSSPJALL KL. 15 Klukkan 15:00 verður leiðsögn um Tilraunamaraþonið sem samanstendur af verkum eftir fjölmarga erlenda og innlenda listamenn.
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SÖFNIN VERÐA LOKUÐ Í DAG 06. JÚNÍ 2008

Listasafn Reykjavíkur Hafnarhús - Kjarvalsstaðir - Ásmundarsafn. VEGNA VINNUDAGS STARFSFÓLKS VERÐA SÖFNIN LOKUÐ 06.06.2008. AFSAKIÐ ÓÞÆGINDIN
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TVÖ SUMARNÁMSKEIÐ Í BOÐI: Leikur og list

Námskeið I: 9. – 20. júní í Ásmundarsafni / fullbókað! Námskeið II: 23. júní – 4. júlí á Kjarvalsstöðum / örfá pláss laus. Sú nýbreytni hefur átt sér stað í Listasafni Reykjavíkur að 7 – 10 ára sumarkrökkum er boðið upp á tveggja vikna námskeið bæði í Ásmundarsafni og á Kjarvalsstöðum. Námskeiðin eru frá kl. 9 – 12 og kosta 17.500.- Skráning í síma 590 1200 (biðjið um fræðsludeild).
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HAFNARHÚS / multi-purpose hall on Thursday - May 29 at 8 p.m.

STEYPA - Screening of the documentary Steypa, which explores the relationship between inspiration, creativity, culture and environment through a collaboration of seven of Iceland's most acclaimed young artists. Directors Markús Þór Andrésson og Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir. Cerebral and substantial in its focus, yet eclectic and funky in tone, Steypa explores the relationship between inspiration, creativity, culture and environment through a collaboration of seven of Iceland's most acclaimed young artists.
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FJÖLBREYTT DAGSKRÁ Í ÖLLUM HÚSUM LISTASAFNS REYKJAVÍKUR UM HELGINA

FIMMTUDAGUR 22. MAÍ KL. 20:00 - HAFNARHÚS UMRÆÐUR OG ÚTGÁFUFAGNAÐUR Í dag, fimmtudaginn 22. maí, verður efnt til útgáfuhátíðar og umræðna í tilefni af útkomu tveggja bóka um unga, íslenska listamenn sem hafa sýnt í safninu síðastliðin tvö ár. Annarsvegar er bók um röð átta sýninga í D-sal Hafnarhúss og hinsvegar skrá á ensku fyrir sýninguna Pakkhús postulanna, sem markaði upphaf nýrrar sýningastefnu Listasafns Reykjavíkur. Þátttakendur í umræðunum eru Hafþór Yngvason safnstjóri, Daníel Björnsson sem var annar tveggja sýningarstjóra Pakkhússins, Birta Guðjónsdóttir sem sýndi í D-salar verkefninu og Ragna Sigurðardóttir myndlistargagnrýnandi og rithöfundu r. Ólöf K. Sigurðardóttir deildarstjóri fræðsludeildar Listasafnsins hefur umsjón með umræðunum.
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UMRÆÐUR OG ÚTGÁFUFAGNAÐUR - HAFNARHÚS FIMMTUDAG 22. MAÍ KL. 20.00

Listasafn Reykjavíkur efnir til umræðna og útgáfufagnaðar í tilefni af útkomu tveggja bóka um unga íslenskra listamenn sem hafa sýnt í safninu síðastliðin tvö ár. Annarsvegar er bók um röð átta sýninga í D-sal Hafnarhúss og hinsvegar skrá á ensku fyrir sýninguna Pakkhús postulanna, sem markaði upphaf nýrrar sýningastefnu Listasafns Reykjavíkur. Sýningarnar hafa tvímælalaust vakið athygli fyrir fjölbreytni og áhugaverða nálgun við ýmis viðfangsefni
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ÁSMUNDARSAFN 25 ÁRA, MIÐVIKUDAGINN 21. MAÍ - NÝTT MARGMIÐLUNARVERKEFNI KYNNT.

Þann 21. maí eru 25 ár liðin frá opnun Ásmundarsafns, sem er eitt af safnhúsum Listasafns Reykjavíkur. Listasafn Reykjavíkur mun einnig opna formlega nýtt margmiðlunarverkefni um Ásmund Sveinsson sem nefnist Í kálgarði tilverunnar, leiðangur fyrir börn og fullorðna.
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BLAÐAMANNAFUNDUR Í LISTASAFNI REYKJAVÍKUR Í DAG, FIMMTUDAGINN 15. MAÍ, KL. 14.30 – 15.00

Listasafn Reykjavíkur og Serpentine Gallery boða til blaðamannafundar í Hafnarhúsinu í dag, fimmtudaginn 15. maí kl. 14:30 - 15:00 í tilefni af opnun Tilraunamaraþons, eins viðamesta sýningarverkefnis sem Listasafn Reykjavíkur hefur ráðist í frá upphafi. Á fundinum gefst blaðamönnum tækifæri til að verða vitni að spennandi tilraun, sem einnig verður framkvæmd í safninu um helgina.Á blaðamannafundinum mun Hans Ulrich Obrist, sem er sýningarstjóri verkefnisins ásamt Ólafi Elíassyni, og jafnframt stjórnandi Serpentine Gallery í London, kynna hugmyndafræði verkefnisins og segja frá sýningunni og viðburðum henni tengdri.
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T I L R A U N A M A R A Þ O N 16. maí - 24. ágúst SÝNINGASTJÓRAR: HANS ULRICH OBRIST OG ÓLAFUR ELÍASSON

Við setningu Listahátíðar í Reykjavík í Hafnarhúsinu fimmtudagskvöldið 15. maí verður opnað formlega stærsta sýningarverkefni sem Listasafn Reykjavíkur hefur ráðist í frá upphafi með um sextíu þátttakendum. Verkefnið er unnið í samvinnu við Serpentine Gallery í London og ber yfirskriftina Tilraunamaraþon.
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- DRAUMAR UM ÆGIFEGURÐ Í ÍSLENSKRI SAMTÍMALIST - I HATE NATURE / 'ALUMINATI' Sunnudag 18. maí kl. 16:00

Listahátíð í Reykjavík setur sterkan svip á menningarlíf borgarinnar næstkomandi helgi en sunnudaginn 18. maí kl. 16:00 verða opnaðar fjórar sýningar á Kjarvalsstöðum, sem eru á dagskrá hátíðarinnar. Meðal þeirra eru sýningarnar DRAUMAR UM ÆGIFEGURÐ Í ÍSLENSKRI SAMTÍMALIST þar sem sýnd eru fjölmörg ný verk eftir framsæknustu listamenn landsins og hin gríðarstóra innsetning I HATE NATURE / 'ALUMINATI' sem fyllir nánast upp í garð Kjarvalsstaða. Innsetningin er eftir einn kunnasta landslagsarkitekt heims, Martha Scwhartz, og er gerð í tilefni af 30 ára afmæli Félags íslenskra landslagsarkitekta.
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FIMM NÝJAR SÝNINGAR Í LISTASAFNI REYKJAVÍKUR

Sumarsýningar Listasafns Reykjavíkur hafa verið opnaðar. Í Hafnarhúsinu stendur yfir í allt sumar sýningin Tilraunamaraþon sem er umfangsmesti listviðburður sem Listasafn Reykjavíkur hefur staðið fyrir frá upphafi. Á Kjarvalsstöðum standa nú yfir fjórar ólíkar sýningar DRAUMAR UM ÆGIFEGURÐ Í ÍSLENSKRI SAMTÍMALIST þar sem sýnd eru mörg ný verk eftir framsæknustu listamenn landsins, I HATE NATURE / 'ALUMINATI' sem er risainnsetning í garði Kjarvalsstaða unnin af hinum heimskunna landslagsarkitetkt Martha Scwhartz, HVAR ER ÉG? þar sem börn og fullorðnir geta velt fyrir sé hnettinum, landinu og kennileitum í umhverfinu og að lokum LYKILVERK - JÓHANNES S. KJARVAL þar sem getur að líta magnað yfirlit af verkum þessa ástsæla íslenska listamálara. Í Ásmundarsafni stendur nú yfir sýningin ÁSMUNDUR SVEINSSON - LÖGUN LÍNUNNAR þar sem lögð er áhersla á abstrakt verk Ásmundar. Minnum á að aðgangur er ókeypis og opið er alla daga!
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Experiment Marathon Reykjavik - 15 May – 24 August

The Experiment Marathon Reykjavík is a large-scale exhibition and a program of related events that will open at the Reykjavik Art Museum’s downtown location, Hafnarhus on May 15, 2008 as part of the Reykjavík Art Festival. For three months, from May 15 to August 17, 2008 the museum will be turned into a laboratory where leading artists, architects, filmmakers, academics and scientists create an environment of invention through a series of installations, screenings, performances and experimental films.
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SÝNINGALOK Í HAFNARHÚSINU SUNNUDAGINN 27. APRÍL

Sunnudaginn 27. apríl lýkur öllum sýningum Hafnarhússins en þá verður hafist handa við undirbúning Tilraunamaraþons, sem er viðamesta sýning sem Listasafn Reykjavíkur hefur staðið fyrir frá upphafi.
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Ferðalangur á Sumardaginn fyrsta - Rafsprengi: Remixað á Rás 1

Fimmtudaginn 24. apríl næstkomandi – á sumardaginn fyrsta, stendur Rás eitt fyrir tónleikum í Hafnarhúsinu þar sem frumflutt verða fimm rafverk. Verkin eru öll byggð á tónsmíðum eldri tónskálda sem eiga stórafmæli á árinu. Tónleikarnir verða sendir út beint á Rás 1.
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ÁSMUNDARSAFN - LEIRLISTSMIÐJA OG LEIÐSÖGN ÁSDÍSAR ÁSMUNDSDÓTTUR SUNNUDAGINN 27. APRÍL, KL. 13 - 16

Ásmundur Sveinsson hafði mikið yndi af börnum og tók þeim opnum örmum þegar þau vildu fá að skoða eða leika sér í stóru höggmyndunum hans. Enn þann dag í dag sækjast börn eftir því að heimsækja Ásmundarsafn og ævintýragarðinn í kringum safnið og setja sig inn í hugarheim Ásmundar og takast á við verkin með hug og hönd.
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NÁTTÚRA OG LÝÐRÆÐI - HAFNARHÚS fimmtudagur 24. apríl kl. 20

Kviksaga og rannsóknarverkefnið Ísland og ímyndir Norðursins eru í samstarfi við Listasafn Reykjavíkur um sýningar á kvikmyndum sem helgaðar eru Íslandi og Íslendingum út frá ótal sjónarhornum.
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LÖNG OG LITRÍK HELGI Í LISTASAFNI REYKJAVÍKUR

ÚTSKRIFTASÝNING LISTAHÁSKÓLANS, HEIMILDAMYNDIR, LISTAMANNSSPJALL OG LEIÐSÖGN ERU MEÐAL VIÐBURÐA Í LISTASAFNI REYKJAVÍKUR UM HELGINA
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JOHN APPEL HEIMILDAMYNDIR - FYRIRLESTUR - HANDRITASMIÐJA Fimmtudaginn 17. apríl Opið til kl. 22:00!

Tvær heimildamyndir hollenska kvikmyndaleikstjórans John Appel verða sýndar í Hafnarhúsinu fimmtudaginn 17. apríl kl. 18:30 og 20:00 að viðstöddum leikstjóranum. Myndirnar eru The Promised Land (2001, 50 mín.) og The Last Victory (2004, 88 mín.). Að sýningum loknum situr leikstjórinn fyrir svörum og býður upp á umræður og fyrirspurnir úr sal.
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Útskriftarsýning Listaháskóla Íslands, Opnun laugardaginn 19. apríl kl. 14.00.

Verk nemenda úr myndlistardeild og hönnunar- og arkitektúrdeild Í Listasafni Reykjavíkur, Kjarvalsstöðum. Tískusýning útskriftarnemenda í fatahönnun - föstudaginn 18. apríl kl. 20.00 í Gömlu kexverksmiðjunni Frón, Skúlagötu 28
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SÁPUKÚLULISTSMIÐJA HAFNARHÚSI SUNNUDAGINN 13. APRÍL KL. 14:00

Sápukúlur eru eitt þeirra undra sem fær börn og fullorðna til að gleyma stund og stað. Næstkomandi sunnudag mun AlmaDís Kristinsdóttir, fræðslufulltrúi Listasafns Reykjavíkur vera með listsmiðju í Hafnarhúsinu sem snýst um að fanga hið hverfula augnablik sápukúlunnar þegar hún svífur um í lausu lofti.
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Exhibitions at Kjarvalsstaðir opens at April 19th.

There are no exhibitions on display at Kjarvalsstaðir Museum until April 19th. 2008 when The Academy of Arts opens its graduation exhibition. The caffe is open daily from 10 am - 5 pm.
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LISTSMIÐJA FYRIR FJÖLSKYLDUNA SÝNINGALOK Á KJARVALSSTÖÐUM

Fjölbreytt og skemmtileg dagskrá verður í Listasafni Reykjavíkur um helgina. Á laugardaginn verður sýning hins virta málara Mikines á Kjarvalsstöðum kvödd með pompi og prakt en daginn eftir er síðasti sýningardagur allra sýninganna á Kjarvalsstöðum. Á sunnudaginn heldur Listasafn Reykjavíkur áfram með hinar vinsælu listsmiðjur í tengslum við sýningar sínar og er nú röðin komin að sýningunni Þögn í Hafnarhúsinu.
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FÆREYSK MENNINGARVEISLA, KJARVALSSTAÐIR, LAUGARDAGINN 5. ARPÍL KL. 14 - 18

Fjöldi færeyskra listamanna kemur fram í Færeyskri menningarveislu sem haldin verður á vegum Listasafns Reykjavíkur og samstarfsaðila á Kjarvalsstöðum næstkomandi laugardag frá kl. 14 – 18. Fram koma færeyskir tónlistarmenn og dansarar, boðið verður upp á leiðsögn og leiki fyrir alla aldurshópa um sýningu Mikinesar og Leikbrúðuland sýnir brúðuleikhús. Fróðleikur um Færeyjar í máli og myndum verður í boði allan daginn en hátíðinni lýkur með einstakri matarkynningu á færeyskum þjóðarréttum, sem eiga engan sinn líkan.
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OPIN LISTSMIÐJA FYRIR ALLA FJÖLSKYLDUNA OG LISTAMANNSSPJALL UM HELGINA

Ásmundarsafn 30. mars kl. 13 - 16 LÁTTU LJÓS ÞITT SKÍNA OG SPREYTTU ÞIG Í LEIRLIST Opin leirlistsmiðja fyrir alla fjölskylduna. Hafnarhús 30. mars kl. 15 HARALDUR JÓNSSON TEKUR ÞÁTT Í LEIÐSÖGN UM ÞÖGN.
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LANGUR FIMMTUDAGUR SÓFASPJALL UM RITSTÖRF SIGURÐAR GUÐMUNDSSONAR Í HAFNARHÚSI 27. MARS KL. 20.

Að þessu sinni verður sjónum beint að ritstörfum Sigurðar Guðmundssonar myndlistarmanns en hann er þekktur fyrir framlag sitt á þeim vettvangi. Þátttakendur í sófaspjallinu eru Pétur Blöndal, sem gaf út bókina Sköpunarsögur fyrir síðustu jól og Páll Valsson bókmenntafræðingur sem komið hefur að útgáfu bóka Sigurðar. Hafþór Yngvason safnstjóri leiðir umræðuna en hann er jafnframt höfundur greinar sem birtist í sýningarskrá sýningarinnar Mállausir kjarnar.
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OPIÐ ALLA PÁSKANA Í LISTASAFNI REYKJAVÍKUR - HAFNARHÚS OPIÐ TIL KL. 22 Á SKÍRDAG

Öll hús Listasafns Reykjavíkur eru opin yfir páskana og er aðgangur ókeypis. Ásmundarsafn er opið daglega frá kl. 13 - 16. Fastur opnunartími Kjarvalsstaða og Hafnarhúss er frá kl. 10 - 17 en í því síðarnefnda er opið til kl. 22:00 á skírdag en þá verða sýndar þar tvær heimildarmyndir á vegum Kviksögu, sem bera yfirskriftina Horft úr vestri.
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SIGURÐUR GUÐMUNDSSON, D-8 GUNNHILDUR HAUKSDÓTTIR, Opnun fimmtudaginn 13. mars kl. 17:00 Opið til kl. 22:00!

„Ég verð alltaf fyrir vonbrigðum þegar ég skil listaverk. Best finnst mér þegar reynslan sem listaverkið gefur er gjörsamlega ótúlkanleg. Það er betra að borða kökuna en lesa uppskriftina af henni.“ – Sigurður Guðmundsson Á fimmtudaginn opnar einnig áttunda innsetningin í D-salnum Þar er sjónum beint að yngri kynslóðum listamanna en innsetning Gunnhildar Hauksdóttur er síðust í sýningaröðinni að þessu sinni.
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KLASSÍK Á KJARVALSSTÖÐUM MIÐVIKUDAGINN 12. MARS KL. 20:00

Ný kammertónleikaröð hefur göngu sína á Kjarvalsstöðum miðvikudaginn 12. mars. Á fyrstu tónleikunum verða eingöngu flutt verk eftir Sveinbjörn Sveinbjörnsson (1847-1927) sem talinn er fyrsta íslenska tónskáldið og tók þátt í fyrstu kammertónleikunum á Íslandi árið 1922. Tónleikaröðin Klassík á Kjarvalsstöðum er nýtt samstarfsverkefni Listasafns Reykjavíkur og Félags íslenskra tónlistarmanna. Á árinu 2008 verða haldnir fernir tónleikar á miðvikudagskvöldum undir þessari yfirskrift.
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HELGIN Í LISTASAFNI REYKJAVÍKUR

VIÐBURÐIR HELGARINNAR Kvöldopnanir í Hafnarhúsinu á fimmtudögum hafa gefið mjög góða raun og góður rómur verið gerður af þeim fjölbreyttu dagskrárliðum sem þar er boðið upp á. Í kvöld fær safnið góða gesti en þá verður opinn fundur á vegum Samtaka hönnuða. Á sunnudaginn er listamannsspjall í Hafnarhúsinu í tengslum við sýninguna Þögn og einnig er leiðsögn á Kjarvalsstöðum.
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LANGUR FIMMTUDAGUR

OPINN FUNDUR HÖNNUNARMIÐSTÖÐVAR ÍSLANDS Í HAFNARHÚSINU FIMMTUDAGINN 6. MARS KL. 20:00 Nýlega var Hönnunarmiðstöð Íslands stofnuð af sömu fagfélögum hönnuða sem mynda í dag Samtök Hönnuða - Form Ísland. Vegna þess hefur verið lagt til að heildarsamtök hönnuða verði lögð niður í núverandi mynd. Þetta gerir að verkum að skuldbindingar félagsins, svo sem aðild að Sjónlistamiðstöð og Sjónlistaverðlaunum, verða innlimaðar af HMÍ. Til að ræða þessa tillögu fyrir aðalfund Samtaka Hönnuða - Form Ísland er boðað til opins félagsfundar fimmtudaginn 6. mars nk. klukkan 20-21.30 í Listasafni Reykjavíkur - Hafnarhúsi og er öllum heimil þáttaka. Í tilkynningu frá Samtökum hönnuða - Form Ísland segir:
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DAGSKRÁ FYRIR ALLA

Af ýmsu er að taka um helgina hjá Listasafni Reykjavíkur en sérstök athygli er vakin á síðasta sýningardegi hinnar rómuðu Feneyjatvíæringssýningu Steingríms Eyfjörð, Lóan er komin. Sama dag lýkur einnig sýningu Ingarafns Steinarssonar í D-salnum.
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HVAÐ Á AÐ GERA UM HELGINA?

FYRIRLESTUR UM BORGARSKIPULAG, KRÝNING MEISTARAKOKKS FOOD & FUN, LISTSMIÐJA, LEIÐSAGNIR OG TÓNLIST Í TILEFNI AF FÆÐINGARDEGI MIKINESAR ERU MEÐAL ÞESS SEM LISTASAFN REYKJAVÍKUR BÝÐUR UPP Á ÞESSA LITRÍKU HELGI. Lokadagur hinnar vinsælu Vatnsmýrarsýningu er í dag, fimmtudaginn 21. febrúar. Glæsileg dagskrá hefur fylgt sýningunni úr hlaði en lokastefið í þeirri röð verður í dag þegar fluttur er fyrirlestur um fagurfræði í skipulagi borga. Að lokinni sýningu um samkeppni um Vatnsmýrarsvæðið tekur við í portinu samkeppni af allt öðrum toga og snýst um hylli bragðlaukanna. Keppnin er hluti af hinni vinsælu sælkerahátíð Food & Fun sem nú fer fram um alla borg.
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REYKJAVÍK DOCUMENTARY WORKSHOP presents, Thursday January 21st at 8 pm

The documentary I’m Not One Percent (2006) by Italian director Antonio Morabito will be screened at Reykjavik Art Museum, Hafnarhús. The director will be present at the screening and will answer questions from the public. Saturday January 23rd at 2-4 pm, at The Reykjavík Academy Hringbraut 121, RDW offers everyone interested to a talk with the director, where he will discuss his work and approaches to documentary filmmaking. Both events are free of charge and everyone is warmly welcome
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VATNSMÝRI - 102 REYKJAVÍK, LENGDUR OPNUNARTÍMI. GUJA DÖGG HAUKSDÓTTIR ARKITEKT MEÐ LEIÐSÖGN KL. 20.00 Í KVÖLD 20. FEB.

Gríðarlegur áhugi hefur verið á sýningunni Vatnsmýri, 102 Reykjavík sem opnuð var í Hafnarhúsinu síðastliðinn fimmtudag í kjölfar verðlaunaafhendingar úr samkeppni um svæðið. Síðasti sýningardagur er fimmtudagur 21. febrúar en á morgun, miðvikudaginn 20. febrúar verður opnunartíminn lengdur til kl. 22:00, Guja Dögg Hauksdóttir arkitekt verður með leiðsögn kl. 20.00 . Hafnarhúsið er opið öll fimmtudagskvöld til kl. 22:00, en kl. 17:00 þennan síðasta sýningardag mun Massimo Santanicchia arkitekt halda fyrirlestur um fagurfræði og tíðaranda í skipulagi borga í fjölnotasal Hafnarhússins. Eftir að sýningunni lýkur munu vinningstillögurnar verða til sýnis í skála hjá Skipulags- og byggingarsviði í Borgartúni.
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Erró - Ofurhetjur - 7. febrúar – 27. apríl 2008

Á sýningunni eru verk sem endurspegla notkun Errós (f. 1932 )á hetjum úr heimi myndasögunnar. Hann byggir verk sín á tilvísunum í myndir annarra sem hann klippir saman og flytur yfir á léreft.
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VATNSMÝRARVIÐBURÐIR OG FLEIRA FRÓÐLEGT

Spennandi dagskrá er framundan um helgina í Listasafni Reykjavíkur. Mikil áhersla verður á sýninguna um skipulag Vatnsmýrarinnar sem verður opnuð í Hafnarhúsinu í dag, fimmtudag, en í tengslum við hana verður fjölbreytt dagskrá frá fimmtudegi til sunnudags. Á Kjarvalsstöðum verður skipulögð listsmiðja fyrir börn og fjölskyldufólk og einnig verða þar tónleikar á vegum kammerhópsins Nordic Affect. VIÐBURÐIR OG FLEIRA FRÓÐLEGT
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VATNSMÝRI / 102 REYKJAVÍK  - NIÐURSTÖÐUR ÚR HUGMYNDASAMKEPPNI- SÝNING - UPPBOÐ OG VIÐBURÐIR

Fimmtudaginn 14. febrúar kl. 17:00 verður opnuð í Listasafni Reykjavíkur - Hafnarhúsi sýning á 136 tillögum sem bárust í hugmyndasamkeppni um skipulag Vatnsmýrarinnar. Fyrr um daginn verða kynntar á sama stað niðurstöður úr hugmyndasamkeppninni og verðlaun afhent þeim sjö tillögum sem þóttu skara fram úr. Um kvöldið, kl. 20:00, munu uppboðshaldarar taka Hafnarhúsið yfir og efna til uppboðs á lóðum í Vatnsmýrinni þar sem fóllki gefst færi á að festa sér afmarkaða lóð samkvæmt skipulagi vinningstillögunnar. Engar kvaðir fylgja þátttöku í uppboðinu, heldur er um að ræða hressandi leik þar sem búast má við mikilli samkeppni um bestu bitana.
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VIÐBURÐARÍK HELGI 7 - 9 febrúar

Opnun tveggja sýninga, Vetrarhátíð, Safnanótt og sýningarstjóraspjall er meðal þess sem Listasafn Reykjavíkur býður upp á frá fimmtudegi til sunnudags.
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ÞÖGN, ERRÓ - OFURHETJUR, FIMMTUDAG 7. FEBRÚAR KL. 17:00

ÞÖGN „Kvikmyndin Raging Bull er ein sú magnaðasta sem ég hef augum litið. Hún er ruddaleg og ofbeldisfull og er sjálfhverf söguhetjan, boxarinn Jake LaMotta, sem Robert de Niro túlkar af einstakri snilld, einhver leiðinlegasti karakter sem fyrirfinnst í kvikmyndasögunni. Box atriði myndarinnar eru stórbrotin, sérstaklega hatröm átök LaMotta og Sugar Ray Robinson." Með þessum orðum hefst grein sem JBK Ransu, sýningarstjóri Þagnar ritar í tilefni af sýningunni sem verður opnuð í Hafnarhúsinu
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HULDUFÓLK Í LISTSMIÐJU OG LEIÐSÖGN UM SÝNINGU STEINGRÍMS EYFJÖRÐ, SUNNUDAGINN 3. FEBRÚAR KL. 14 OG 15

Listsmiðjur Listasafns Reykjavíkur njóta mikilla vinsælda en síðastliðinn sunnudag komu um eitt hundrað hressir og hugmyndarík gestir á öllum aldri í Ásmundarsafn og mótuðu verk í anda Ásmundar Sveinssonar. LISTSMIÐJA KL. 14:00 Næstkomandi sunnudag, 3. febrúar kl. 14:00 verður listsmiðja Listsafnsins í Hafnarhúsi helguð huldufólki en á sýningunni Lóan er komin leynast víða tilvísanir í álfa og huldufólk. Áður en listsmiðjan hefst er farið í stutta yfirferð um sýninguna og spáð í verk listamannsins Steingríms Eyfjörð. Á eftir fara allir í listsmiðju og vinna undir leiðsögn myndlistarmanns verk sem tengjast hugmyndum listamannsins um álfa og huldufólk.
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LANGUR FIMMTUDAGUR Í LISTASAFNINU - OPIÐ TIL TÍU

Íslandsfrumsýning og Feneyjatvíæringurinn Þrátt fyrir ólíka viðburði næsta fimmtudagskvöld í Listasafni Reykjavíkur eiga viðburðirnir það tveir sameiginlegt að þar kemur Huldufólk mikið við sögu! Fullt var út úr dyrum í Hafnarhúsinu síðastliðið fimmtudagskvöld þegar formleg dagskrá á Löngum fimmtudögum Listasafnsins hóf göngu sína. Þar var kynnt til sögunnar nýtt samstarf Listasafnsins við Reykjavík Documentary Workshop. Listasafn Reykjavíkur hefur gengið til samstarfs við fleiri aðila, en næstkomandi fimmtudagskvöld, 31. janúar, verður fyrsta sýningin í röð kvikmynda á vegum Kviksögu.
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LEIKUR, LEIR OG LISTSMIÐJA,ÁSMUNDARSAFNI,SUNNUDAGINN 27. JANÚAR, KL. 13 - 16

Ásmundur Sveinsson hafði mikið yndi af börnum og tók þeim opnum örmum þegar þau vildu fá að skoða eða leika sér í stóru höggmyndunum hans. Enn þann dag í dag sækjast börn eftir því að heimsækja Ásmundarsafn og ævintýragraðinn í kringum safnið og setja sig inn í hugarheim Ásmundar og takast á við verkin með hug og hönd. Í sínum kunnustu verkum leitaði Ásmundur fanga í þjóðsögum og daglegu lífi alþýðufólks og náði þannig að brúa bilið milli listarinnar og hins viðtekna í lífi þjóðarinnar.
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AFMÆLISTÓNLEIKAR MOZARTS, Kjarvalsstöðum, sunnudaginn 27. janúar kl. 20:00

Sunnudaginn 27. janúar kl. 20:00 verða haldnir á Kjarvalsstöðum á vegum Reykjavíkurborgar hinir árlegu Mozart-tónleikar í tilefni af fæðingardegi tónskáldsins. Fluttar verða tvær sónötur fyrir píanó og fiðlu kv.376 og kv.481 ásamt píanósónötu kv.576 og Kegelstatt tríóinu kv.498 fyrir klarinett víólu og píanó.
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Sámal Mikines, Nína Sæmundsson, Laugardaginn 26. janúar kl. 16:00

Listamennirnir Sámal Mikines (1906 - 1979) og Nína Sæmundsson (1892 - 1965) eru samtímamenn í myndlist og eiga það m.a. sameiginlegt að hafa sótt menntun sína í Konunglegu listaakademíuna í Kaupmannahöfn á fyrri hluta síðustu aldar. Þau hlutu bæði viðurkenningu fyrir myndlist sína innan og utan síns heimalands.
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THURSDAY EVENING AT THE HARBOR HOUSE - January 24th at 8 pm

REYKJAVÍK DOCUMENTARY WORKSHOP presents: The documentary City Walls: My Own Private Teheran (2006, Engl subtitles) by Iranian director Afsar Sonia Shafie will be screened in Reykjavik Art Museum, Hafnarhúsið, Thursday January 24th at 8 pm. The director will be present at the screening and will answer questions from the public. Saturday January 26th at 2-4 pm, also at Hafnarhúsið, RDW offers everyone interested to a talk with the director, where she will discuss her work with emphasis personal approaches to documentary filmmaking. Both events are free of charge and everyone is warmly welcome.
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ERRÓ AFHENDIR GUÐMUNDU VERÐLAUNINN Í HAFNARHÚSINU LAUGARDAGINN 19. JANÚAR

LISTASJÓÐUR GUÐMUNDU Í tilefni af komu Errós hingað til lands fer fram afhending úr Listasjóði Guðmundu S. Kristinsdóttur en sjóðinn stofnaði Erró til minningar um Guðmundu móðursystur sína frá Miðengi. Stofnfé sjóðsins er andvirði íbúðar að Freyjugötu 34 sem Guðmunda arfleiddi Erró að. Sjóðnum er ætlað að efla og styrkja listsköpun kvenna sem þykja skara fram úr og hvetja þær til frekari dáða. Árleg úthlutun fer fram úr sjóðnum og er þessi sú níunda í röðinni. Þær konur sem áður hafa hlotið viðurkenningu úr sjóðnum eru Ólöf Nordal, Finna Birna Steinsson, Katrín Sigurðardóttir, Gabríela Friðriksdóttir, Sara Björnsdóttir, Þóra Þórsdóttir, Guðrún Vera Hjartardóttir og Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir.
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ERRÓ ÁRITAR, GEFUR NÚMERUÐ GRAFÍKVERK, LAUGARDAGINN 19. JANÚAR, kl. 14.00

ÁRITUN OG GRAFÍKVERK Erró er væntanlegur til landsins og mun árita bókina ERRÓ Í TÍMARÖÐ – líf hans og list laugardaginn 19. janúar kl. 14:00 í Listasafni Reykjavíkur – Hafnarhúsi. Með hverri seldri bók fylgir áritað og númerað grafíkverk sem hægt er að fella inn í bókina. Um tvenns konar grafíkverk er að ræða en einungis 100 eintök eru gerð af hvoru verki fyrir sig. Í för með Erró er höfundur bókarinnar Danielle Kvaran listfræðingur, sem búsett er í Noregi og mun hún einnig árita bókina.
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HREINN FRIÐFINNSSON, SUNNUDAG 20. JANÚAR, LISTSMIÐJA OG LEIÐSÖGN LISTAMANNA

LISTSMIÐJA KL. 14:00 Tilraunir, textasmíði, leikur og leiðsögn eru verkefni sem yngri og eldri gestir fá að glíma við í listsmiðju fyrir fjölskylduna sem haldin verður í Hafnarhúsinu sunnudaginn 20. janúar kl. 14:00. Í listsmiðjunni eru hugmyndir og viðfangsefni sótt í sýningu Hreins Friðfinnssonar sem nú stendur yfir í tveimur sölum Hafnarhússins. Hreinn Friðfinnsson er einn fremsti myndlistarmaður þjóðarinnar. Verk hans einkennast af léttleika, hárfínni kímni, draumum, sjónblekkingum og hinu yfirnáttúrulega en allt þetta er notað sem uppspretta listsmiðjunnar.
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LJÓSHÆRÐ UNGFRÚ HEIMUR 1951 - SUNNUDAGINN 13. JANÚAR, SÝNINGARLOK - LEIÐSÖGN KL. 15:00

Sýning Birgis Snæbjörns Birgissonar á Kjarvalsstöðum á fegurstu fljóðum heims hefur vakið verðskuldaða athygli. Morgunblaðið tilnefndi hana sem eina af tíu bestum sýningum ársins 2007 og breska listatímaritið Art World nefndi verk Birgis meðal þeirra áhugaverðari á nýliðnum kaupstefnum í London.
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LÓAN ER KOMIN og D-7 INGIRAFN STEINARSSON. Opnun fimmtudaginn 10. janúar kl. 17:00. Opið til kl. 22:00!

Sýning Steingríms Eyfjörð, Lóan er komin, var framlag Íslands til Feneyjatvíæringsins í fyrra. Lóan er boðberi fleiri góðra tíðinda en vorkomunnar en hún boðar einnig nýja tíma í Hafnarhúsinu sem verður hér eftir opið til kl. 22:00 öll fimmtudagskvöld.
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Samtal um Hrein - Huginn Arason og Unnar Örn J. Auðarson

Sunnudaginn 6. janúar kl. 15 annast myndlistarmennirnir Huginn Arason og Unnar Örn J. Auðarson leiðsögn um sýningu á verkum Hreins Friðfinnssonar í Listasafni Reykjavíkur – Hafnarhúsi. Hreinn Friðfinnsson (f. 1943) skipaði sér í framvarðasveit íslenskra listamanna þegar hann tók þátt í stofnun SÚM árið 1965. Íslensk menning og náttúra eru í veigamiklu hlutverki í verkum hans, sem einkennast af hárfínni kímni og endurtekningum þar sem draumar, þjóðsögur, sjónblekkingar og hið yfirnáttúrulega leika lykilhlutverk
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FALINN FJÁRSJÓÐUR - SÍÐASTA SÝNINGARHELGI!

Hvítasunnudagur og fleiri verk. Leiðsögn í fylgd Aðalsteins Ingólfssonar, sunnudaginn 30. desember kl. 15:00. Hið umtalaða verk Kjarvals, Hvítasunnudagur hefur laðað að sér fjölmarga gesti frá því sýningin Falinn fjársjóður var opnuð í byrjun desember. Hvítasunnudagur er eitt merkasta verk Kjarvals í kúbískum stíl en það kom í leitirnar í Kaupmannahöfn fyrr á þessu ári eftir langa leit. Kjarval málaði Hvítasunnudag þegar hann hafði nýlokið námi við Konunglegu dönsku listaakademíuna árið 1917 og færði það vinafólki sínu að gjöf.
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Opening hours at Reykjavik Art Museum during the Hollidays

Asmundarsafn: Open daily 13 - 16 Closed: Dec. 24. 25. 26, 31 and Jan. 1 Hafnarhus: Open daily 10 - 17 Open Dec. 26th 12 - 17, Dec. 31st 10 - 14 Closed: Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1 Kjarvalsstadir: Open daily 10 - 17 Open Dec. 26th 12 - 17 Closed: Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1
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HÁTÍÐARSTEMNING Á KJARVALSSTÖÐUM - Mánudaginn 17. desember kl. 12:15

Hátíðarstemning mun ríkja á Kjarvalsstöðum þegar Tríó Reykjavíkur heldur sína þriðju tónleika í samstarfi við Listasafn Reykjavíkur. Tónleikarnir eru tilvalin hvíld frá jólaamstrinu en að þeim loknum er hægt að tilla sér niður í kaffiteríu Kjarvalsstaða og njóta góðra veitinga á hagstæðu verði. Tónleikarnir hefjast kl. 12:15.og standa yfir í um hálftíma. Þeir fara fram í austursal Kjarvalsstaða þar sem nú eru til sýnis verk úr safneign Landsbankans, m.a. Hvítasunnudagur sem vakið hefur mikla athygli. Aðgöngumiðinn er kr. 500 og gildir einnig á sýningar á Kjarvalsstöðum, Hafnarhúsi og í Ásmundarsafni í þrjá daga.
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FALINN FJÁRSJÓÐUR Leiðsögn Þorbjargar Br. Gunnarsdóttur, sunnudaginn 16. desember kl. 15:00

Á sýningunni Falinn fjársjóður getur að líta einstæð verk sem Landsbankinn keypti á 120. afmælisári sínu í fyrra. Margt er þar fágætra verka, en að öðrum ólöstuðum ber þar hæst Hvítasunnudag Kjarvals sem notið hefur mikillar athygli m.a. vegna sérstæðrar sögu sem verkið geymir. Sunnudaginn 16. desember kl. 15:00 mun Þorbjörg Br. Gunnarsdóttir fara um sýninguna og segja sögu verkanna og spjalla við gesti um sýninguna.
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LISTAMANNSSPJALL MARGRÉTAR H. BLÖNDAL, Sunnudaginn 2. desember kl. 15:00

Sunnudaginn 2. desember kl. 15:00 verður Margrét H. Blöndal með listamannsspjall í sýningarsölum sínum í Hafnarhúsinu. Á sýningu Margrétar eru teikningar og þrívíð verk sem sköpuð eru inn í rýmið.
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HVÍTASUNNUDAGUR KOMINN HEIM!- 2. - 30. desember 2007

Hvítasunnudagur, eitt merkasta verk Kjarvals í kúbískum stíl, er komið til landsins og verður nú sýnt í fyrsta skipti á sýningu í Listasafni Reykjavíkur – Kjarvalsstöðum. Sýningin ber yfirskriftina Falinn fjársjóður en þar er að finna auk Hvítasunnudags úrval verka sem Landsbankinn keypti á 120. afmælisári sínu í fyrra. Sýningin verður opnuð 2. desember kl. 14:00 en sama dag kl. 16:00 verður sýningarstjórinn Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson með leiðsögn um sýninguna. Sýningin stendur aðeins yfir í einn mánuð eða til 30. desember.
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EINSTAKAR JÓLAGJAFIR Í LISTASAFNI REYKJAVÍKUR

Afsteypur af kunnustur höggmyndum Ásmundar Sveinssonar þ.á.m.ný afsteypa NÓTT Í PARÍS einnig listaverkabækur um mætustu listamenn þjóðarinnar eru tilvaldar gjafir fyrir vandláta
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LJÚFIR HÁDEGISTÓNAR Á KJARVALSSTÖÐUM, Mánudaginn 19. nóvember kl. 12:15

Hugljúf og kunn tónverk hljóma á öðrum hádegistónleikunum sem Listasafn Reykjavíkur heldur í samstarfi við Tríó Reykjavíkur á Kjarvalsstöðum mánudaginn 19. nóvember kl. 12:15.
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LISTSMIÐJA FYRIR ALLA FJÖLSKYLDUNA, Hafnarhúsi, sunnudaginn 18. nóvember kl. 14:00

Tilraunir, textasmíði, leikur og leiðsögn eru verkefni sem yngri og eldri gestir fá að glíma við í listsmiðju fyrir fjölskylduna sem haldin verður í Hafnarhúsinu sunnudaginn 18. nóvember kl. 14:00. Í listsmiðjunni eru hugmyndir og viðfangsefni sótt í sýningu Hreins Friðfinnssonar sem nú stendur yfir í tveimur sölum Hafnarhússins.
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LJÓSHÆRÐ UNGFRÚ HEIMUR 1951 - Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson Laugardaginn 17. nóvember kl. 16:00

Keppnin um fegursta fljóð veraldar hóf göngu sína árið 1951. Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson hefur málað andlitsmyndir af öllum sigurvegurum keppninnar frá upphafi en serían er sýnd í fyrsta skipti á Kjarvalsstöðum frá og með næsta laugardegi. Hluti málverkanna var fyrst sýndur í Gautaborg fyrr á þessu ári en sýningin í Listasafni Reykjavíkur fer síðan til Lundúna
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Listamannsspjall Sunnudag 11. nóvember kl. 15:00 HAFNARHÚS / D6 Karlotta Blöndal

Hreinskrift er yfirskrift innsetningar Karlottu Blöndal, sem er sjötti listamaðurinn til að sýna verk sín í D-sal Hafnarhússins. Næstkomandi sunnudag kl. 15:00 mun sýningarstjórinn, Ólöf K. Sigurðardóttir, ræða við Karlottu um sýninguna.
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Málþing um Íslensku byggingarlistarverðlaunin á Kjarvalsstöðum, laugardaginn 3. nóvember kl. 14:00

Listasafn Reykjavíkur mun standa fyrir málþingi með þátttöku finnska arkitektsins Esa Laaksonen í fyrirlestrasal Kjarvalsstaða. Málþingið er haldið í tengslum við Íslensku byggingarlistarverðlaunin 2007, en nú stendur yfir sýning á Kjarvalsstöðum á verkum þeirra tíu verkefna sem til álita komu.
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EGGERT PÉTURSSON - SÍÐASTA SÝNINGARHELGI

Sunnudaginn 4. nóvember lýkur sýningu Eggerts Péturssonar á Kjarvalsstöðum sem notið hefur gríðarlegrar athygli og aðsóknar. Á sýningunni gefst einstakt tækifæri til að skoða feril, efnistök og verk þessa einstaka listamanns allt frá fyrstu sýningu hans árið 1980 til dagsins í dag.
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D - 6 Karlotta Blöndal

Karlotta Blöndal (b. 1973) uses records of early-twentieth-century séances in Reykjavík to pose questions about interpretation and representation. The work is a transcription of documentation, specifically photographs and meeting minutes, which formed part of a scientific investigation into the medium’s trance state and connection to the beyond.
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Hreinn Fridfinnsson, 02 November 2007 – 27 January 2008

Hreinn Fridfinnsson is a great Icelandic hero. He gives the subtleties of life a language. Olafur Eliasson, 2007-10-08 A retrospective of one of Iceland’s leading conceptual artists, Hreinn Fridfinnsson, will open at the Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús on November 2. The exhibition, which spans four decades of Fridfinnsson’s work, was initiated and produced by the Serpentine Gallery in London, where it was on view earlier this year.
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Íslensku Byggingarlistarverðlaunin - Sýningin framlengd til 24. nóv

Tíu verkefni komu til greina þegar Íslensku byggingarlistarverðlaunin voru afhent í fyrsta sinn. Verkefnin eru til sýnis á Kjarvalsstöðum. sjá fréttatilkynningu
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Eggert Pétursson, Leikur og leiðsögn með listamanninum, KJARVALSSTAÐIR, Sunnudaginn 28. október frá kl. 14:00

Sýning Eggerts Péturssonar verður í forgrunni í Listasafni Reykjavíkur næstkomandi sunnudag. Klukkan 14:00 hefst dagskrá sem ætluð er börnum og fjölskyldufólki þar sem lagt verður út af verkum Eggerts. Verkin verða skoðuð og rædd og léttar spurningar verða lagðar fyrir yngri gestina. Farið verður i ratleik og plöntuleiðangur sem allir ættu að hafa gagn og gaman af. Klukkan 15:00 verður leiðsögn um sýninguna sem listamaðurinn sjálfur mun taka þátt í. Eggert segir frá verkum sínum, uppruna þeirra og ferli sínum og svarar fyrirspurnum frá gestum.
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Reykjavik Art Museum Harbor House is closed until 2. november, we are change the exhibition


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Gjörningaklúbburinn kveður

Yfirlitssýningu Gjörningaklúbbsins lýkur sunnudaginn 21. október. Gjörningaklúbburinn hefur sett sterkan svip á Hafnarhúsið undanfarnar vikur með stórskemmtilegri, líflegri og óvæntri sýningu sinni. Sýningin hefur notið mikilla vinsælda og verið afar vel sótt, sérstaklega meðal nemenda af öllum skólastigum.Vakin er athygli á að sýningin verður opin fyrir tónleikagesti Iceland Airwaves öll tónleikakvöldin í Hafnarhúsinu. Hafnarhúsið lokað til 2. nóvember
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Hugleiðing um húsgagn, Kjarvalsstaðir, Laugardaginn 20. október kl. 16:00

Hugleiðing um húsgagn nefnir Óli Jóhann Ásmundsson arkitekt og hönnuður viðfangsefni sitt sem hann sýnir í fyrsta skipti á Kjarvalsstöðum. Sýningin er í vesturforsal Kjarvalsstaða, sem helgaður er þrívíðum verkum ólíkra listamanna.
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Imagine Peace Tower

The Imagine Peace Tower will be lit from sunset into the night from October 9th through to December 8th. For the whole day of December 31st until morning of January 1st. In spring the Tower will be lit from sunset to midnight during Easter week.
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PLÖNTULEIÐANGUR OG RATLEIKUR Á SÝNINGU EGGERTS PÉTURSSONAR,KJARVALSSTÖÐUM, SUNNUDAGINN 7. OKTÓBER KL. 14:00

Það er breiður aldurshópur sem hefur lagt leið sína á málverkasýningu Eggerts Péturssonar, sem nú stendur yfir á Kjarvalsstöðum. Aðsókn hefur verið góð og verkin rómuð af gestum. Næstkomandi sunnudag hyggst Listasafn Reykjavíkur tileinka börnum og fjölskyldufólki. Klukkan tvö hefst dagskrá sem er ætlað að virkja yngri gesti til umræðu og spurninga í gegnum létta leiki. Farið verður í plöntuleiðangur og ratleik um verk Eggerts og skissubækur hans bornar saman við endanlega útkomu verkanna. Klukkan þrjú hefst svo leiðsögn um sýninguna sem er öllum opin. Á sýningunni eru til sýnis rúmlega fimmtíu verk sem Eggert hefur málað frá því 1980 og til dagsins í dag
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Gjörningaklúbburinn Sunnudagur 7. október kl. 15.00

Af óviðráðanlegum örsökum fellur áður auglýst listamannsspjall Sigrúnar Hrólfsdóttur niður 7.okt Venjubundin leiðsögn verður um sýningarnar.
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Málþing um Eggert Pétursson, Fundarsalur Kjarvalsstaða,Laugardaginn 29. september kl. 13:00

Laugardaginn 29. september kl. 13:00 gengst Listasafn Reykjavíkur fyrir málþingi og listamannsspjalli um málarann Eggert Pétursson. Þátttakendur eru auk listamannsins, Ólöf K. Sigurðardóttir sýningarstjóri og deildarstjóri fræðsludeildar safnsins og myndlistarmaðurinn Ingólfur Arnarson, en bæði rita í hina veglegu bók um listamanninn sem kom út í tilefni af sýningunni.
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Hafnarhús Sunnudag 30. september kl. 15:00

Sýningarstjóraspjall Yean Fee Quay annast leiðsögn um sýningu Gjörningaklúbbsins (á ensku).
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SKEMMTILEGUR SUNNUDAGUR MEÐ GJÖRNINGAKLÚBBNUM, Hafnarhús Sunnudag 30. september kl. 14:00

- Fjölskyldustund kl. 14:00 - Leiðsögn á ensku kl. 15:00 Næstkomandi sunnudag blæs Listasafn Reykjavíkur til fjölskyldustundar í tengslum við litríka og fjörlega sýningu Gjörningaklúbbsins. Fjölskyldustundin hefst klukkan 14:00 og er ætluð ungum sýningargestum í fylgd fullorðinna. Þar verður þrætt um völundarhús Gjörningaklúbbsins, sem hlykkjast sem ævintýraheimur um einn sýningarsalinn og staldrað við forvitnileg verk og sýningargripi, m.a. peningavélina! Í för um sýninguna er markmiðið að börnin fái sín notið og að spurningar þeirra verði kveikjan að umræðu um sýninguna.
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Af hverju býr fólk í húsum? Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunnudag 23. september kl. 14:00

Af hverju býr fólk í húsum? Af hverju byggja dýrin sér öðru vísi bústaði en mannfólkið? Af hverju búa ekki öll dýr í húsum? Hvað er bygging og hvað er byggingarlist? Þessar vangaveltur og fleiri eru uppistaðan í óformlegu spjalli sem efnt er til á fjölskyldustund Kjarvalsstaða næstkomandi sunnudag kl. 14:00 í umsjón Guju Daggar Hauksdóttur, deildarstjóra byggingarlistardeildar Listasafns Reykjavíkur. Fjölskyldustundin er aðgengileg öllum aldurshópum en tilgangurinn er að bjóða upp á fjörlegar umræður og óheft hugarflug um hugtakið byggingarlist.
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Gjörningaklúbburinn, Litið yfir farinn veg, Sunnudag 23. september kl. 15

Gjörningaklúbburinn, sem skipaður er þeim Eirúnu Sigurðardóttur, Jóní Jónsdóttur og Sigrúnu Hrólfsdóttur hefur starfað saman í rúman áratug. Vegna þeirra tímamóta og í tilefni af umfangsmikilli yfirlitssýningu þeirra í Hafnarhúsinu boða þær til listamannsspjalls í fjölnotasal Hafnarhússins næstkomandi sunnudag klukkan 15:00. Þar verður litið yfir farinn veg og litrík fortíð gerð upp. Þremenningarnir skoða sögu sína í máli og myndum en listamaðurinn Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir og Ólöf K. Sigurðardóttir deildarstjóri fræðsludeildar safnsins munu taka þátt í spjallinu ásamt fleirum.
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Helgi Gíslason Listamannsspjall Sunnudaginn 16. september kl. 15:00

Myndhöggvarinn Helgi Gíslason er fyrstur til að sýna verk sín í nýrri sýningaröð í vesturforsal Kjarvalsstaða þar sem áherslan er lögð á þrívið verk, sem þykja henta rýminu afar vel.
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Jóní Jónsdóttir Listamannsspjall í Hafnarhúsinu Sunnudag 9. september kl. 15:00


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Architecture at Eye Level

The North Gallery of Kjarvalsstaðir is dedicated to creative and participatory activities for guests of all ages. In this exhibition, works selected from the Icelandic environment convey important aspects of the art of architecture.
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Eggert Pétursson

The delicate yet rugged plants of Iceland’s wilds cover the surface of Eggert Pétursson’s paintings. The works, rendered with exceptional precision, invite the viewer to ponder the beauty dwelling in each square foot of countryside.
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MÁLÞING OG UMRÆÐUR THG ARKITEKTA OG GJÖRNINGAKLÚBBSINS Í HAFNARHÚSINU FIMMTUDAGINN 6. SEPTEMBER KL. 17:00

Á sýningu Gjörningaklúbbsins, sem opnuð var um helgina, getur að líta ævintýralega innsetningu, eða þrívítt völundarhús, sem hverfist um verk Gjörningaklúbbsins. Völundarhúsið er samstarfsverkefni Gjörningaklúbbsins og THG arkítekta. Umsjón með hönnun þess hafði arkitektinn Arnaldur Geir Schram.
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Myndir frá undirritun samnings við Landsbankann 28. ágúst.

Þann 28. ágúst var undirritaður samningur Listasafns Reykjavíkur við Landsbankann vegna sýningar Eggerts Péturssonar sem opnar formlega 8. sept.
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Myndir frá undirritun samnings við Glitni 30. ágúst.

Í gær var undirritaður samningur Listasafns Reykjavíkur við Glitni vegna sýningar Gjörningaklúbbsins sem opnar formlega 31. ágúst.
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Jóhannes Atli Hinriksson Fimmti listamaður D-salarins Föstudagur 31. ágúst kl. 20:00

Fimmti listamaðurinn til að sýna í sýningaröð D-salarins er Jóhannes Atli Hinriksson (f. 1975).
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Gjörningaklúbburinn í meira en tíu ár Hafnarhús 31. ágúst kl. 20:00

Sýning Gjörningaklúbbsins í Listasafni Reykjavíkur - Hafnarhúsi er fyrsta yfirlitssýning hópsins, sem á ellefu árum hefur haldið yfir 200 sýningar bæði í Evrópu og Bandaríkjunum. Sýningar Gjörningaklúbbsins hafa jafnan vakið athygli meðal almennings og verk hans notið mikilla vinsælda. Gjörningum þeirra fylgja ákveðnir töfrar, þeir eru ögrandi og skemmtilegir, og eins og segir í inngangi sýningarskrárinnar eru þeir„ umluktir silki, kossum, fegurð og ást”.
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Yfir 20.000 gestir hafa séð hönnunarsýninguna Magma / Kvika á Kjarvalsstöðum í sumar! Sýningunni lýkur senn.

Einni af eftirtektarverðustu sýningum ársins, Magma / Kvika lýkur sunnudaginn 26. ágúst. Ríflega tuttugu þúsund gestir hafa komið á Kjarvalsstaði frá því að sýningin var opnuð um miðjan maí og upplifað íslenska hönnun í fremstu röð eftir rúmlega áttatíu hönnuði.
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STEFNUMÓT VIÐ ÖSSUR FIMMTUDAG 23. ÁGÚST KL. 12.00

Fjórtánda og síðasta stefnumótið sem efnt er til í tilefni af sýningunni Magma/Kvika á Kjarvalsstöðum verður fimmtudaginn 23. ágúst og hefst kl. 12.00 en sýningunni lýkur næstkomandi sunnudag.
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HAFNARHÚSIÐ ER LOKAÐ VEGNA SÝNINGARSKIPTA TIL 1. SEPT


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RONI HORN KVEÐUR - GJÖRNINGAKLÚBBURINN Í STARTHOLUNUM

Sunnudaginn 19. ágúst er lokadagur sýninga Roni Horn og Daníels Björnssonar í Hafnarhúsinu. Undirbúningur fyrir stórsýningu Gjörningaklúbbsins er þegar hafinn en Hafnarhúsið verður lokað fram að opnun sýningarinnar sem er laugardagur 1. september.
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STEFNUMÓT VIÐ ODDGEIR OG GUÐRÚNU

STEFNUMÓT VIÐ GUÐRÚNU MARGRÉTI OG ODDGEIR HJÁ GO FORM FIMMTUDAGINN 16. ÁGÚST KL. 12.00
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ÓVÆNTAR DYR!

SÍÐASTA KVÖLDGANGA SUMARSINS. FIMMTUDAGINN 16. ágúst kl. 20
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Menningarnótt í Listasafni Reykjavíkur

- Málþing um hönnun - Franskt dansiball - Englakór - Leiðsagnir á táknmáli og tælensku - Listasmiðja - Blikandi stjörnur - Kór fatlaðra barna - Nýútskrifaðir sólósöngvarar
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Hádegisstefnumót við Spaksmannsspjarir. Fimmtudag 26. júlí kl. 12.00

Lykillinn að gjöfulu samstarfi Völu Tofadóttur og Bjargar Ingadóttur í áravís er ekki síst fólginn í því að framleiðslan er fyrir konur einmitt eins og þær sjálfar.
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KVÖLDGÖNGUR ÚR KVOSINNI

Ilmur Stefánsdóttir myndlistarmaður varpar nýju ljósi á miðbæ Reykjavíkur í göngu sinni næstkomandi fimmtudagskvöld, 26. júlí.
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STEFNUMÓT HÖNNUÐA - SKINN OG BEIN

Hádegisstefnumót við Egil Kalevi Karlsson vöruhönnuð á Kjarvalsstöðum fimmtudaginn 19. júlí kl. 12.00
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STEFNUMÓT ÚTI OG INNI

Snæbjörn Stefánsson vöruhönnuður á hádegisstefnumóti á Kjarvalsstöðum, fimmtudaginn 12. júlí kl. 12.00
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Íslenski safnadagurinn 8. júlí!

Listasafn Reykjavíkur býður gestum og gangandi ókeypis aðgang að fjölbreyttum og áhugaverðum sýningum í tilefni af Íslenska safnadeginum 8. júlí. Ljúffengar veitingar í kaffiteríum Kjarvalsstaða og Hafnarhúss.
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MAGMA / KVIKA, SÚKKULAÐISTEFNUMÓT VIÐ BRYNHILDI

Hvernig á að baka virkt eldfjall og hvernig bragðast súkkulaðifjöll eru spurningar sem Brynhildur Pálsdóttir vöruhönnuður mun svara á hádegisstefnumóti á Kjarvalsstöðum fimmtudaginn 5. júlí kl. 12.00
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Fridays at 15.00, Kjarvalsstadir, Gallery Talk

Each Friday throughout the year an introduction to the works of Kjarval in English.
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MAGMA / KVIKA. STEFNUMÓT VIÐ GRAFÍSKAN HÖNNUÐ

Stefnumót við Ámunda Sigurðsson á Kjarvalsstöðum fimmtudaginn 28. júní kl. 12
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Laus störf hjá Listasafni Reykjavíkur

Gæslufulltrúi - Umsjónarmaður kaffiteríu - Helgarstarfsfólk
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MAGMA / KVIKA

GUÐRÚN LILJA GUNNLAUGSDÓTTIR MEÐ SÝNINGARSTJÓRASPJALL SUNNUDAGINN 24. JÚNÍ KL. 15.00
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Kvöldgöngur úr Kvosinni

Öll fimmtudagskvöld í sumar
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D4 Daniel Karl Björnsson

Daníel Karl Björnsson (b.1974) has worked on his art in Berlin and Reykjavik where he is an important figure in the grass - root art scene, both as a creator, curator and organizer.
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Sýningu Sigurðar Guðjónssonar í D-sal lýkur sunnudaginn 17. júní!


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Fjölskyldufjör í Ásmundarsafni sunnudaginn 10. júní

Næstkomandi sunnudag býður Listasafn Reykjavíkur fjölskyldufólki að eiga skemmtilega og fræðandi stund í Ásmundarsafni frá kl. 13 - 16. Aðgangur er ókeypis.
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Tónlistarhátíðin Frum á Kjarvalsstöðum í samstarfi við Listasafn Reykjavíkur

Tónlistarhátíðin Frum - 2007 verður haldin á Kjarvalsstöðum dagana 8. - 10. júní í sýningarsölum safnsins. Meðal verka á efnisskrá tónlistarhátíðarinnar er verk Mortons Feldmans, sem tekur fimm klukkustundir í flutningi.
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MANNGERÐAR LAUGAR - ÍSLENSKIR STAÐIR

Guja Dögg Hauksdóttir flytur fyrirlestur um laugar í íslensku landslagi og tengsl þeirra við verk Roni Horn. Sunnudaginn 3. júní kl. 15:00 í Listasafni Reykjavíkur - Hafnarhúsi.
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Gallery Talk at Kjarvalsstadir

Each Thursday at 12.00 there is an introduction to the works of one designer represented in the exhibition Magma/Kvika. Lunch offer in the museum café.
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Tímabundið hlé frá goðsögninni Kjarval

Sunnudaginn 27. maí kl. 15 verður sýningarstjórinn Einar Garibaldi Eiríksson með sýningarstjóraspjall um sýninguna K-þáttinn á Kjarvalsstöðum. Á sýningunni leitast sýningarstjórinn við að svipta hulunni af goðsögninni Kjarval.
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Magma/Kvika

Saturday May 19th the exhibition Magma/Kvika opens at the Reykjavik Art Museum - Kjarvalsstadir.
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Open day at the Asmundur Sveinsson´s Museum

Sunday May 20th the Asmundur Sveinsson Museum offers a variety of activities for visitors.
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Lecture

Saturday 12 May, at 14.00 Curator Linda Norden gives a talk about Roni Horn at the Hafnarhus.
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Roni Horn at the Reykjavik Art Museum

An exhibition of photographic works, sculptures, drawings and books by Roni Horn will open at the Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhus Friday May 11th.
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New exhibitions

Sunday 29th of April two exhibitions will end at the Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhus. The house will be closed until new exhibitions open on the 10th of May.
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Námskeið um líf og list Kjarvals

Kristín Guðnadóttir, Eiríkur Þorláksson, Silja Aðalsteinsdóttir og Einar Garibaldi Eiríksson halda fyrirlestra á námskeiði um líf og list Kjarvals sem haldið verður annað hvert fimmtudagskvöld í fjögur skipti, frá 29. mars.
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