Events

Dear guests: The Icelandic government has announced a ban on gatherings of 20 people or more, starting Tuesday 24 March. All museums will be closed for the duration of the ban.
In accessible public spaces belonging to the museum, i.e. gardens, visitors must ensure that a distance of at least two (2) metres is maintained between individuals.


We look forward to seeing you when things start to brighten up.

 

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Þórunn Árnadóttir, product designer, set up a workspace in the Museum during the winter 2018-2019. The aim was to seek inspiration from the work of the late architect and mathematician Einar Þorsteinn. The results, scented candles called Elements are inspired by platonic solids and mysticism and will be interdouced the 24th of March from 17-19.

The symmetrical elegance of the Platonic Solids results from each geometric shape having equal lengths and angles on all sides. The ancient Greek philosopher Plato aligned these unique forms with the elemental building blocks that make up our material world—Earth, Air, Fire and Water.

Each ELEMENTS candle is imbued with scent and color to reflect its poetry and power.

photo: M Studio

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Icelandic Visual Language is the title of Guðmundur Oddur Magnússon’s ongoing research project on the history of applied graphic arts in Iceland.Opening will be held the 24th of March from 17-19.

Shortly after the publication of Guðbrandur’s Bible, the first complete translation of the Bible into Icelandic, in the 16th century, imagery and text became separated. They did not meet again in printed matter until late in the 19th century – following on from freedom of the press. In his research Guðmundur Oddur traces the start of this reunion of imagery and text, and explores the first generation who founded the Association of Icelandic Graphic Designers in the 1950s.

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We are announcing that one of our guests at the opening on the 6th of March was later diagnosed with COVID 19. This has been reported to the right authorities and those who were in conversation with the person for more than 30 sec have been notified. If you are feeling any symptoms please contact your local health centre or go to www.heilsuvera.is where you can be advised through live chat.

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Ásthildur Magnúsdóttir is a weaver and eider farmer. Her textile work covers everything from the finest damask to rough rya rugs. Ásthildur is a specialist in the history and properties of the Icelandic wool. She will have an opening party friday the 6th of March at 18:00.

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Sunday the 1. of march at 13:00 will be Guided Tour (in Icelandic) with a special guest Grétar Þorsteinsson who worked with Sveinn Kjarval as a furniture maker.

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Sunday 16th. of February at 13.00 - 14.00

Sigríður Sigurjónsdóttir, director of the Museum and Kolbrún Kjarval, ceramicist and daughter of Sveinn Kjarval will guide us through Kjarvals work and life.

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View the exhibition Sveinn Kjarval, quality is never an accident, with live jazz. Simply the perfect combo.

Free entrance.

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Lecture by Guðmundur Oddur, Research Professor, Iceland University of the Arts.
DRIFTWOOD ON ICELANDIC COAST, TRAVELING IDEAS
The lecture will be in Icelandic.

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