The Living Art Museum is temporarily closed

Dear guests,

The situation changes quickly. In light of stricter public gathering ban the Living Art Museum will be closed as of tomorrow, Tuesday March 24. This is done in order to restrict the corona-virus outrbeak and according to the authorities, the museum will be closed until April 13. However, as experience has shown, this might change but we will let you know, here in the news section of our homepage, when we will open again.

While the museum is closed, the staff of the Living Art Museum will be working solely from home. That means that the office phone will not be answered during this period and all inquiries should be sent to nylo(at) We will make sure to respond quickly.

Although there will be little life at the office in the coming weeks we have plenty to do, working on with the collection, communication and organising future exhibitions and events. We are delighted to announce that we received a generous support from the Icelandic Museum Council for the development of a new webiste, which will hopefully be launched this year.

Since we are not able to welcome visitors at the museum, we are now working hard, together with Kling & Bang on bringing our current exhibition, Erling Klingenberg by Erling T. V. Klingenberg to those of you sitting at home.

We will also highlight some of our previous exhibitions, selected gems from our collection and other things we might think of. The Living Art Museum’s reading club will continue to provide texts to read at home, and in the coming weeks we will present an exciting collaborative project between us and students from Iceland University of the Arts and the University of Iceland. Stay tuned for more info, to be announced here on our website and our facebook and instagram profiles.

We are looking forward to greeting you yet again at the museum at brighter, corona-free times!