Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús is located in a renovated former warehouse of the Port. The building is spare and clean, but not overly stark, with echoes of its original use that don’t distract from the current role as gallery space. In addition to the exhibition areas, there is a performance/event space, a cafe and a library.
Hafnarhús is home of the Erró Collection, and there is always an exhibit featuring works from the collection. In addition, the location features progressive and experimental contemporary art. When I visited, in addition to the Erró exhibit there was a show exploring contemporary art and nature, and an installation by Arnfinnur Amazeen.
Tryggvagata, the street the museum is on, was built during World War I on gravel and sand fill extending the waterfront. As Tryggvagata superceded the original Hafnarstræti – Harbor Street – it has been superceded by Geirsgata, which is now the harbor front roadway.
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