Our art museum
The National Gallery of Iceland was founded in Copenhagen in 1884 by Björn Bjarnason, later a member of the Althing. In 1916, the museum was transformed into a department within the National Museum of Iceland. In 1950, the museum’s first director, Selma Jónsdóttir, was hired. The museum was given a place on the top floor of a new building for the National and Art Museum of Iceland at Suðurgata. The museum moved to its current location in 1988, at Fríkirkjuvegur 7, by Tjörnin (The Pond).
The National Gallery of Iceland’s exhibitions are; Muggur – Guðmundur Thorsteinsson and the unique world of art that the artist created. Treasures of a Nation, where key works owned by the museum are displayed in the Culture House at Hverfisgata. Hello, Space, where you can see the wonderful world of space with the help of works of art owned by the National Gallery of Iceland.
The director of the National Gallery of Iceland is Harpa Þórsdóttir, the fifth director of the museum and the third woman to hold this position.
Reykjavík 19/11/2021 08:59 & 09:00 – A7R III : FE 1.4/85mm GM