Exhibition opening – Mentor: Ásmundur Sveinsson and Carl Milles
Welcome to the opening of Mentor: Ásmundur Sveinsson and Carl Milles in Ásmundarsafn, Saturday 20. May at 14h00.
We also celebrate the 40th anniversary of the museum Ásmundarsafn on Ásmundur‘s 130th birthday 20. May.
The exhibition features the works of sculptors Ásmund Sveinsson (1893-1982) and Carls Milles (1875-1955) from Sweden where Ásmundur studied at Royal Swedish Academy of Arts under Milles' guidance.
Carl Milles is one of Sweden's most respected sculptors and, like Ásmundur, he donated his house, studio and work to the public after his death.
Ásmundur and Milles formed a strong bond, and harmony can be found in their careers and works. Milles used the history and culture of his own nation as inspiration for his works, and in the same way he encouraged Ásmundur to seek inspiration in Icelandic cultural heritage, which can clearly be seen in his works throughout his career.
Curators are Edda Halldórsdóttir and Sigurður Trausti Traustason.
The Exhibition is part of the collaboration between Millesgården Museum in Sweden and Ásmundarsafn.
Saturday 20. May
14h00: Exhibition opens.
15h00: Various games for the whole family in the Sculpture Garden. Refreshments.
16h00: Gallery Talk by Onita Wass, Museum Director of Millesgården.
Sunday 21. May
13h00: Curator Talk with Edda Halldórsdóttir and Sigurður Trausti Traustason.
Free entrance all weekend and everyone welcome!