THe House of art Collections

The House of Collections

Resistance is an interdisciplinary exhibition for children of all ages, that bridges the gap between visual arts and science. The works in the exhibition are all in the collection of the National Gallery of Iceland.

The word resistance refers to opposition in general, but it may also be read in the context of physics: the measure of a conductive material’s opposition to current flow. Resistance also signifies opposition to consumption, which we must all learn to take onboard. And resistance references essential action which must be taken by the inhabitants of this planet, against climate change.

Current Exhibitions


LÍ 1168, Gunnlaugur Scheving, Sumarnótt, Summer Night, Dýramyndir, Húsdýramyndir, Mannamyndir

In this building the National Gallery of Iceland displays masterpieces of Icelandic art.

Helgi Þorgils Friðjónsson 1953-

Fiskar sjávar, 1995


Á döfinni

Here are works of art dating from the latter half of the 19th century to the present day

Located in the center of Reykjavík, Hverfisgata 15

Treasures of Icelandic Art

The museum is open every day from 10AM — 5PM. Closed on Mondays during winter (1.10 — 30.4)