The Sigurjón Ólafsson Museum is dedicated to exhibiting
works by the Icelandic sculptor, Sigurjón Ólafsson.
It was founded in 1984 by the artist's widow
as a tribute to her late husband. She had the artist's studio at
Laugarnes converted to an exhibition space to house a large collection
of his works. These include sculptures, sketches and drawings, as well as
biographical material. Since 2012, Sigurjón Ólafsson
Museum has been a division of
National Gallery of Iceland.
I In addition to its exhibition of Ólafsson's works, the museum
sponsors various cultural programmes. Its weekly summer concerts
have also become popular cultural events in Reykjavík.
|Born in Iceland, Sigurjón Ólafsson (1908-1982) studied and
worked in Denmark 1928-1945. After his return to Iceland he lived and worked
in Laugarnes, Reykjavík.|