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Reykjavík Art Museum Hafnarhús

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"The old harbour warehouse, Hafnarhús, offers a progressive exhibition program with local and international contemporary artists. The works of key figures, as well as established and emerging current artists are presented in six galleries. Hafnarhús is also home to the works of Erró (b. 1932), a significant player in the international pop art scene. Hafnarhús is located in the oldest part of Reykjavik, where the town’s boats and first docks lay. The building was erected in the 1930s and at the time it was one of the largest buildings in the country. It was renovated by Studio Grandi architects in 1998-2000 to house Reykjavík Art Museum."
"The Reykjavík Art Museum has three unique locations in the city. The Hafnarhús building, in an old warehouse along the harbor, is the most easily accessible. Erró's (Guðmundur Guðmundsson's) work is a fixture. Other exhibits, by both local and international artists, change frequently. This is a venue for the popular Iceland Airwaves festival (the beginning of November). Plus smaller events with artists and musicians pop up constantly. You never know who you'll bump into at these events. Note: A ticket is valid at all three locations for 24 hours."

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