Anniversary exhibitions

This year Reykjanes Art Museum celebrates its 15th anniversary. Its formal operation began in April 2003 but it had existed as an idea since 1994 when the three municipalities Keflavík, Njarðvík and Hafnir were united into one and became Reykjanesbær. At that time the „museum‘s“ main task was to keep track of the artworks that belonged to the town. In 2003 a good exhibition hall dedicated to the Art Museum was opened in Duus Museum, a charter was written, staff hired and the museum got financially independent. Thereby the Reykjanes Art Museum became an independent institution and one of three musuems run by the municipality. The operation has been since been ever increasing and in 2014 the Reykjanes Art Museum was accredited according to the Museum Act by the Museum Council of Iceland.

To mark the 15th anniversary three summer exhibitions will be openend and they will constitue of art works from the museum's collection most of which have come to its possession in the last 15 year. Curator is Inga Þórey Jóhannsdóttir.