National Gallery of Iceland
The National Gallery's of Iceland buildings at Fríkirkjuvegur 7 houses several exhibition halls on three floors, and a gift shop.
The National Gallery of Iceland regularly holds exhibitions reflecting its collection.
Musical performance in Glassrain
Davíð Þór Jónsson, Una Sveinbjarnadóttir and Skúli Sverrisson will appear in a short solo concert where they will create works based on their experience of Rúrí´s Glassrain, which is now on show in the National Gallery of Iceland on Fríkirkjuvegur. The works will reflect the impressions wrought upon the composers from Glassrain and will be composed in real time. Davíð Þór will play the percussion harp, Una Sveinbjarnardóttir the violin and Skúli Sverrisson the box bass guitar.
Davíð Þór Jónsson
16 September, 16 PM
Davíð Þór is an unusually versatile musician. He has composed award-winning music for films, plays and dance performances, directed orchestras and worked with a diverse group of artists, among them Ragnar Kjartansson. In the past years he has placed particular emphasis on real time composition.
23 September, 16 PM
Una Sveinbjarnardóttir is one of the country´s most respected violinist. She has directed the Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra and played with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, as well as with various other concert groups, both locally and abroad. Una has also composed and published her own music and worked with numerous prominent musicians, among them Björk, Rammstein and Bonnie Prince Billy.
30 September, 16 PM
Skúli Sverrisson, bass player and composer has been at the forefront of Icelandic musicians and worked with a diverse group of musicians like Eyvind Kang, Laurie Andersson, Blonde Readhead, Lou Reed, Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Sylvian, Megas, Jóhann Jóhannsson and Hildur Guðnadóttir. Skúli is a co-founder and artistic director of the music cooperative Mengi.
Art work with wildflowers
An art workshop that explores wildflowers, using creative methods to produce beautiful work. The workshop will examine the floral-themed work of Eggert Pétursson in the exhibition Some New Works.
Workshop supervision: Guðrún Gísladóttir
The Gallery encourages families to visit and ponder the art on their own terms. We also offer diverse programming on a regular basis with an emphasis on enabling families to enjoy time together in creative ways, whether through live guided tours or custom workshops. All events are advertised specially in connection with exhibitions. The kids' club Krummi runs a varied and fun program every month where cheerful kids are invited to learn about the works of art in the collection of the National Gallery of Iceland, create works of art and play in a nurturing environment.
The Thought of Drawing
An expert-led tour of the exhibition The Thought of Drawing.
In Ingibjörg Guðmundsdóttir and Þorvaldur Guðmundsson´s art collection one can find around 300 drawings and other works on paper by Jóhannes S. Kjarval. The organizing principle of the works selected for the exhibition spanning the artist´s entire career and subjects - portraits of people, landscape and nature-related work and fantasies - was the diversity of subjects and methods. The exhibited works were completed with pencil, ink, pen, charcoal, carbon, crayon, water colour and oil on different surfaces.
Attn. The event will be held in Icelandic