The awards are given every other year and the purpose is to draw attention to what is done well in local museums.

Ólöf K. Sigurðardóttir, Rakel Halldórsdóttir and Arnar Bjarnason

Today the director of the museum, Ólöf Sigurðardóttir, signed an agreement with Rakel Halldórsdóttir and Arnar Bjarnason, restaurant owners of Frú Lauga.

Arnfinnur Amazeen opens his art exhibition in Gallery D at Hafnarhús Reykjavík Art Museum on Thursday 12 May at 17 p.m. Arnfinnur Amazeen (b. 1977) is the third artist to exhibit in Gallery D in the year 2016.

Photo: Hildur Inga Björnsdóttir

The final day of the Iceland Academy of the Arts graduation exhibition: Anchoring Ground is Sunday 8 May. Admission to the exhibition is free of charge.

During Reykjavík Children´s Culture Festival (19-24 April) children can invite adults to any exhibition at Reykjavík Art Museum for free.

Eighty BA students from the departments of Fine Art and Design and Architecture will show their works in four out of six exhibition halls at Hafnarhús. The exhibition will open Saturday 23 April at 2 p.m.

Reykjavík Art Museum will house all kinds of events for children at Kjarvalsstaðir during the festival. Exhibition of photographs and texts by Icelandic and Polish teenagers, performance evenings for teenagers, sing-along concert for babies and work-shop for children.

Ásmundarsafn has been registered on the website Artist´s Studio Museum Network, a network of public museums based in the former homes or studios of visual artists.

Photo: Bragi Guðmundsson

Saturday 16 April at 4 p.m. the exhibition Disruption will open at Ásmundarsafn. On view will be the works of the artists Elín Hansdóttir (b. 1980) and Ásmundur Sveinsson (1893-1982). Elín takes on Ásmundur´s artworks, searching for new viewpoints.