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15.-19. August

Duus Museum: Anniversary Exhibitions

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Free Admission

The Reykjanes Art Museum celebrates its 15th anniversary this year and the summer exhibitions will be dedicated to that occasion. In three halls the exhibitions will constitue of art works from the museum's collection by 60 artists most of which have come to its possession in the last 15 year. This is therefore a good opportunity to see cross-section of Icelandic contemporary art.

The Local History Museum celebrates its 40th anniversary this year as well and for that occasion the first of two exhibitions opens. It is called "Listening to the Ocean" and addresses the close ties the seamen in times of the rowing boats formed with the ocean. They had to learn to listen to the sounds of the sea, read the behaviour of the waves and the clouds to evaluate whether it was safe to go to sea or not. The inhabitants of this area were contingent on the ocean and what it gave and the ocean could be demanding and claimed many lives.

 

GPS points
N64° 0' 28.728" W22° 33' 28.479"
Location
Duus Safnahús / Duus Museum, Reykjanesbær

The Reykjanes Peninsula

Towns & Villages

Visitors to Iceland who arrive via Keflavik International Airport on the Reykjanes Peninsula may be somewhat surprised by the landscape that greets their eyes as they touch down in Iceland for the very first time. A seemingly endless, green-grey moss-topped lava field blankets the peninsula for as far as the eye can see, and it is this strange and rather other-worldly sight that is your first glimpse of the land of fire and ice. 

Map Garður Sandgerði Reykjanesbær Vogar Grindavík