Curator Talk: Kjarval and the 20th Century at 20:00

Jóhannes S. Kjarval

Edda Halldórsdóttir

Curator Talk with Edda Halldórsdóttir through the exhibition Kjarval and the 20th Century: When Modernity Anchored on Thursday, January 25th at 20h00 in Icelandic.

Kjarval was born in 1885 and died in 1972. Between these points in time lies a significant period in cultural history and global society. This was a period of profound social transformation, industrialisation, urban development and technological advancement. Icelandic artists traveled abroad for education, returned home with fresh ideas, and were inspired by the currents and movements they encountered in Europe.

In this exhibition, you can see artworks by Icelandic artists that span approximately six decades following the turn of the 20th century. These works extend across the period during which the painter Jóhannes S. Kjarval was active.

Free entrance with a museum ticket and for holders of Annual Pass/Culture Pass

Artist: Jóhannes S. Kjarval




Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús

Tryggvagata 17, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland


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Daily: 10:00 – 17:00.

Thursdays: 10:00 – 22:00

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