The Reykjavík Art Museum was founded in 1973 and is the largest visual art institution in the country.
There are actually three locations: Hafnarhus (pictured) Kjarvalsstadir, and Asmundarsafn (Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum).
Hafnarhús has a permanent exhibition by local pop artist hero Erró, which it combines with a constant flow of temporary exhibitions, often with a focus on young, international artists.
Kjarvalsstaðir, named after Jóhannes S. Kjarval (1885–1972), shows the master's works inside a beautiful, specially-designed building and also in the associated garden, as well as temporary exhibitions of Icelandic and international art
The Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum is dedicated to the sculptures and drawings of Ásmundur Sveinsson, whose dinstinctive works are also located throughout the city in public areas.