Friday, March 25, 2011

Reykjavík Art Museum

Reykjavík‘s Art Museum is quite impressive and thought provoking.  During a brief visit, kindly guided by Hafþór Yngvason, Museum Director, I heard about his vision for the museum not only at Hafnarhús, but also at Kjarvalsstaðir and the Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum. Hafþór, a longtime resident of the Boston area, is an excellent bridge between our countries. He highlighted some of these connections through the “Without Destination“ exhibit, which includes works by American artists Roni Horn, Peter Hutton, and Deborah Stratman. The Erró exhibits at the Museum are amazing and deserve a good bit of time. I suspect my wife and I will become regulars at the museum.  I look forward to visiting the other two.