Gerðarsafn, Art Museum Kópavogur

Published October 21, 2010

Gerðarsafn is a art museum collecting and exhibiting modern and contemporary art. It is situated in an impressive building in Kópavogur, a town immediately south of Reykjavík. The museum is dedicated to the memory of the sculptor and stained-glass artist Gerður Helgadóttir. Her works constitute the most important part of the museum’s collection. Gerðarsafn hosts around 20 exhibitions annually, displaying works by Icelandic and foreign artists alike. There are three exhibition halls in the museum. Two on the upper floor with overhead lighting; while the third, a multi-purpose hall, is on the lower floor. The museum also has a cozy café with a beautiful view.

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