Ásmundur Sveinsson sculptor (1893-1982) was one of the pioneers of sculpture in Iceland. He believed that art should be for the people so most of his work was designed for public places. He built his home in the form of the Arabic houses and the pyramids, and this was his home and workplace as is the case with so many other sculptors. You can see his sculptures all around Reykjavík and in other places (there is a photo of one of his sculpture on my Keflavík-page) . Ásmundarsafn-museum belongs to Listasafn Íslands (The National Gallery of Iceland) as Ásmundur donated his house and his work to the City of Reykjavík to be theirs after his death.
The museum is surrounded by a lovely sculpture-garden and my photos are taken in the garden.
Admission is now ISK 1.000.
The Asmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum holds a collection of original sculptrues by Ásmundur Sveinsson (1893-1982), indoors and outdoors.
The Museum is housed in a unique building that was designed and built mostly by the artist himself from 1942-1950. The building housed both the studio of the artist and his home.
Entrance fee: Adults: kr 500, younger than 18 years: free