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Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar)

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Address: Eiriksgata, Reykjavik, Iceland
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The sculpture garden is really good, but inside is even better. The house is exactly as the sculptor left it when he died, and gives a great insight into his life.

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The sculpture garden is really good, but inside is even better. The house is exactly as the sculptor left it when he died, and gives a great insight into his life.

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Cologne, Germany
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I visited the sculpture garden on my last day in Reykjavík and spent about half an hour there. I was surprised to find how much the sculptures moved me and how much time I spent thinking about them. Many include human figures kneeling or intertwined in postures that make you walk around to see it from all sides and angles... More 

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Visited Einar Jonson Museum in the garden only on the last full day I was in Reykjavik and, eventhough this isn't my favorite kind of artwork, I still enjoyed it. There is one piece that dates back to 1894, called "the wave of the ages". There are some other interesting pieces as well, like "The King of Atlantis", "Thor Wrestling... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is right across the street from Hallgrimskirkja, and so worth it. I just walked in the garden gate, after peeking over the wall. Such beautiful works of art in an urban backyard! Take your time, contemplate, touch.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd never heard of Einar Jonsson or knew of his work at all. I was curious, as is my wont. I'm SO glad my curiosity paid off. I found the art stunning. His style of mixing scale and fusing nature in unexpected forms and combinations is stunning. The museum is big enough to showcase his work and very accessible. The... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Horrible heavy allegorical sculptures. This guy was not an optimist that's for sure. Too depressing for words.

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Dumfries, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a wonderful museum. The sculptures are emotional and epic. Not sure that young children would enjoy the museum itself but a walk through the grounds is quite beautiful.

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Kirkland, Washington
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very accessible outdoor exhibit as well as the museum. The sculptures were beautiful, nicely laid out on the grounds to give a full appreciation of each piece of art

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never would have even begun to contemplate going here but the breakfast attendant at our hotel raved about this place and said we absolutely must visit. Einar Jonsson is Iceland's foremost sculptor, and perhaps artist, and this was his house. You'll find all of his most famous sculptures here with their attendant backstories. Truly, this was our favorite museum of... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by to check out the free outdoor sculpture garden after visiting Hallgrímskirkja church across the street. It was a relaxing and beautiful art exhibit. I was especially struck by one sculpture titled "Grief" which was especially poignant and hauntingly beautiful.

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