28. September 2023 - 20:00

Guided tour on Kjarval and the 20th Century

Edda Halldórsdóttir
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On Good Thursday at 20h00 at Kjarvalsstaðir, Edda Halldórsdóttir, curator and registrar will give a guided tour on the exhibition Kjarval and the 20th Century:  When Modernity Anchored. 

In this exhibition, you can see artworks by Icelandic artists that span approximately six decades following the turn of the 20th century. These works extend across the period during which the painter Jóhannes S. Kjarval was active. In examining Kjarval's journey, and comparing it to the works of his contemporaries, it is possible to see the various ways art changes and evolves.

Kjarval is one of the most beloved artists of the nation and his works have been exhibited here for half a century. Kjarval‘s works and those of other artists in this exhibition come from the collection of Reykjavik Art Museum, with the exception of Kjarval's famous Mountain Milk (Fjallamjólk), one of the artist's most renowned pieces, which is currently on loan from ASÍ Art Museum.

The last Thursday of the month is Maundy Thursday! Open from 10-22.00 in Hafnarhús and at Kjarvalsstaðir.

A number of museums and exhibition spaces in Reykjavík offer extended opening hours on the last Thursday of the month. Stroll around and experience the lively art scene in the city center! 

Free entrance with a museum ticket and for holders of Annual Pass/Culture Pass.