Reykjavík Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir

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The angular glass-and-wood Kjarvalsstaðir, which looks out onto Miklatún Park, is named for Jóhannes Kjarval (1885–1972), one of Iceland’s most popular classical artists. He was a fisherman until his crew paid for him to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, and his wonderfully evocative landscapes share space alongside changing installations of mostly Icelandic 20th-century paintings.

Admission also covers entry to the contemporary collections of the Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús.

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