Let's Play Art

Let’s Play Art is the title of the Reykjavík Art Museum’s Family Programme. Children are especially welcome to the museum, with their parents, to look at and experience art through games and interesting discussions. We offer family guidance tailored to the younger audience of exhibitions in all of the museum buildings. There are also workshops for children and their families where they can have fun creating their own art after visiting the exhibition halls.

The program is planned for children accom­panied by adults, to ensure that your visit to the museum is quality time spent for the family. Families can book a slot online or through the event on Facebook.. It is also possible to register with staff at the museum reception upon arrival. 

Free for children under the age of 18. Free entrance with a museum ticket and for holders of Annual Pass/Culture Pass.

Let's Play Art is at regular intervals, all year round, and it is easy for families to follow events on the museum’s programme site or sign up for the Reykjavík Art Museum's mailing list here and get information about fun family events and other events organized by the museum. The Museum Family spaces are always open: Idea Lab at Kjarvalsstaðir, Living Room at Hafnarhús and Moment in Ásmundarsafn.

Let's Play Art – Reykjavík Art Museum's family program

HafnarhúsSaturday, January 7 at 13h00–15h00
A memory of a glacier!
Worked on the pier in Hafnarhús on a fun installation with paper sculptures.
Registration at reception upon arrival.

Friday, February 3 at 17h00–23h00

Museum night – Museum night gift from the North
Anyone who wants to receive a fun deck of cards (in Icelandic or English) that can be used for fun while viewing the exhibition North and Down - but can also be used at home to view the world from the perspective of art.

Sunday, February 5 at 11h00

Is Blue the Colour of the North?
Working with blue color in different ways – in collages, paper sculptures and watercolors.

Tuesday 7 February – Tuesday 2 May at 16h15–16h45

Folktales on Tuesdays in Ásmundarsafn! Do you dare?!
Terrible legends of ghosts, trolls and other creatures will be told during Sigga Björg's and Ásmundur Sveinsson's exhibition: Breath on the window - on Tuesdays at 16h15 but the exhibition is up from 3 February to 7 May 2023 in Ásmundarsafn.

Thursday, February 23 at 13h00–16h00 – Winter holidays for primary schools

Trolls and other beings
A fun and scary monster course for primary school students aged 9 – 11.

Friday, February 24 at 9h00–12h00 – Winter holidays for primary schools

Kjarval's magical world
A fun course in shadow painting for 6-8 year old primary school students

Saturday, February 25 at 13h00–15h00 – Winter holidays for primary schools
Sunday, February 26 at 13h00–15h00 – Winter holidays for primary schools

Erró collage workshop for the whole family
Let's sit together and create a new world where anything can happen!

Sunday, February 26 at 13h00–15h00 – Winter holidays for primary schools

Family guides tour in Polish!
Exhibition: Sigga Björg and Ásmundur Sveinsson: Breath on a Window

Sunday, March 5 at 11h00

Weaving workshop
A weaving workshop for families where each family gets the opportunity to work together on a piece of web art.
Exhibition: Hildur Hákonadóttir: Red Thread HafnarhúsSunday, April 2 at 11h00What we have!A fun family guided tour and workshop on contemporary art from the museum's collection.Exhibition: Kviksja

Hafnarhús – Kjarvalsstaðir – Ásmundarsafn
Tuesday to Sunday, 18–23. April

Children's culture festival
At the Children's Culture Festival, the art museum will host events organized with and for children. There they show the results of their creative work in the schools, more often than not inspired by the museum's learning environment and sometimes in collaboration with the museum's communication department. This time, teenagers show a large work in Hafnarhús' multi-purpose hall - an installation adapted from the exhibition Norður og Niður. At Kjarvalsstaðir we see the work of preschool children who have been experiencing Kjarval's artwork in the preschool this winter. Further program will be here later.

Ásmundar museum
Sunday, May 7 at 11h00

Exciting monster workshop for families
We work with monoprints after the experience at the exhibition Andartrát á glógga and with Icelandic folk tales.
Exhibition: Sigga Björg and Ásmundur Sveinsson: Breath on a window

Sunday, June 4 at 11h00

Where are you hiding?
A fun art game where families find works of art in galleries based on pictures of tiny parts of a work of art.
Exhibition: Kaleidoscope – International Collection

Monday to Thursday 12–16. June at 09h00–12h00

Adventure world of colors – Summer course
Shadow painting and experience courses for 6-8 year old children in Kjarvalsstaðir.
Register at Sumar.vala.is

Monday to Friday 19–25. June at 09h00–12h00

Erró is like no other! - Summer courses
Collage and painting classes for 9-11 year olds where kids cut together their own worlds, grow up and paint.
Register at Sumar.vala.is

Monday to Friday 12–16. June at 9–16.00
Monday to Friday 19–23. June at 9–16.00
Monday to Friday 26–30. June at 9–16.00
Monday to Friday 3–7. July at 9–16.00

Viðey - Friðey
Fun artistic history and environment-oriented outdoor courses about the artworks and history of Viðeyjar, which work especially with the concept of peace. The courses are a joint project of Reykjavík Art Museum and Reykjavík City Museum. Registration through the Reykjavík city portal

Looking forward to seeing you and your family! 

Let's Play Art