Kjarval Art Museum opened 1973 and is named after the painter Jóhannes S. Kjarval (1885-1972) one of Iceland´s most influential and recognized artists. His works are on permanent display there. The exhibitions at Kjarval Art Museum focus primarily on paintings and sculptures of the established masters of modern art.
Kjarval Art Museum also houses a newly renovated café and a book store. The building is a fine example of Nordic modernism and features floor to ceiling windows that look out to onto the beautiful Klambratún Park.
Reykjavík Art Museum is Iceland´s largest network of art museums and holds some of the most distinguished works in Iceland´s artistic landscape. The museum is housed in three unique buildings and displays both modern and contemporary art, paintings, sculptures and works in different media by established local and international artists.