The first exhibit at The Culture House Museum encouraged us to look out a triangular window viewing buildings, a slice of the harbor and mountains in the distance. Through this exhibit, we were charged with considering perspective. From where we were standing, we could view some buildings from above, the mountains rising over the buildings and the bay peeking out from behind the buildings. Thus, we learned about the area based on the perspective we had from the odd shaped window on the top floor of the museum.
Thinking about perspective is a wonderful way to start exploring a wide variety of cultural items. Our adventure introduced us to art from various eras in Icelandic history. Metalwork, brooches, wood carvings, art from churches, paintings, photographs and more items triggered our curiosity and had us stopping to truly observe most exhibits. Some of the exhibits not only displayed an artist's talent but also gave us a view of Iceland. One of our favorites included paintings of turf houses by Kristinn Peturson.
|Beautifully capturing turf houses.|
|Airy space for displaying artwork.|
|A comfy alcove where kids can explore art.|
|The Great Auk once lived in Iceland and now is extinct.|
|A variety of art techniques including metalwork and woodwork on display.|
Things to know:
- There is a nice little cafe in the museum as well as a gift store.
- There are lockers for stowing away items.
- There are restrooms.
- The museum is not far from other attractions including Harpa the concert hall.
**Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.