“Living Art of the Harbor” at ASÍ Museum

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“Living Art of the Harbor” at ASÍ Museum

To celebrate Reykjavík Harbor’s 90th anniversary, ASÍ Art Museum opens an exhibition today dedicated to art relating to the harbor, its evolution and atmosphere for the last century, and its function as a port into the heart of Reykjavík.

Picture from newspaper Thjódólfur from June 5, 1900, of the steamship Moss catching fire in the harbor.

The artwork on display was created between 1900 and present day and includes work from prominent artists like Jóhannes Kjarval, Ólafur Elíasson and Dieter Roth.

Painting by Karl Kvaran of the coal crane at the harbor.

ASÍ Art Museum is open every afternoon except Mondays. Admission is free. “Living Art of the Harbor” will be on display until December 16. The exhibition in sponsored by Associated Icelandic Ports.