Exhibition rooms are currently closed due to exhibition change and renovation but my advice is go anyway as the educational space (Gerður's Studio) is open. It's totally FREE to everyone during the renovation work and it is well worth a visit if you have kids!!!
Gerðarsafn - Kópavogur Art Museum
Gerðarsafn is a progressive museum built in honour of a female artist, Gerður Helgadótti. It shows temporary exhibitions by Icelandic and international contemporary artists in addition to the museum collection.
The museum opened in 1994. Gerður Helgadóttir was a pioneer of three-dimensional abstract art and glass art in Iceland. The museum collection holds over fourteen hundred pieces of her work and a large collection of works by the 20th century artists such as Barbara Árnason, Magnús Á. Árnason and Valgerður Briem.
Gerður's Studio (the educational space)
Gerður´s Studio is open every day from 10-17. It's an open learning space where everyone is welcome to explore and create art. On the weekends Gerður's Studio is the setting of various workshops so check their website to see what's happening.
Did I mention that admission is free during the renovation? Everyone is welcome and it is the perfect place to take young kids on a rainy day. There are illuminated tracing tables, craft supplies including scissors, pens, glue, paper, card, crayons, and a huge area with massive foam building blocks. My kids spent several hours here making an elaborate den, a ball run, and a few towers to jump on and off. We will definitely come again.
Oh, and parking is free and if the weather is nice there is an pretty nice playground outside with an air cushion.
Opening Hours: Every day 10am - 5pm
- Address: Hamraborg 4
- 200 Kópavogur
Admission fee 1000 kr. Students and Seniors (67+) 500 kr. There is Free admission for children, disabled and members of SÍM, ICOM, FÍMK and FÍSOS. Annual Pass for adults is 2500 kr. Annual Pass for Students and Seniors is 1500 kr.