Museum Night – Winter Festival Highlight

Tonight is the annual Museum Night in Reykjavík and the city’s museums stay open late, many hosting special events, and most offering free entry from 7 pm till midnight. Some Museums open the doors to their archives and focus on their inner workings while others create a program designated for Museum night guests. The event is a part of the Reykjavik Winter Festival program.

There is a museum bus, free of charge, taking visitors museum hopping and making it all the easier to complete the Museum Night Game aimed to encourage guests to visit as many Museum as possible. Art museums, natural history and history museums alike take part and keep their doors open until late, most of them until midnight.

To highlight some events, The Living Art Museum, Nýló, will host a Mobile Print Shop with an open workshop where people and machines will play into the evening. Guests can visit and get inspiration from Boekie Woekie, an exhibition of the Amsterdam art book-shop on the occasion of their 30th anniversary with Brynjar from team Boekie Woekie present from 8pm casually talking to visitors about the exhibition, the works, the store or what ever else comes to mind. The image above is taken from Nýló´s Mobile Print Shop.

At the Reykjavík Art Museum Harbor house there is a tight program from 7 pm to midnight, 7-9 pm Adhesive tape Workshop where you are invited to make your own three-dimensional drawings and let Monika Grzymala’s exhibition inspire your process. From 7 p.m. until midnight the Pop Up Wine bar from Frú Lauga will be situated on the Second Floor and finally from 9-12 pm Arnljótur Sigurðsson a.k.a. DJ Krystal Carma will entertain visitors with his mixes until midnight.

Between 8-9 pm there will be a guided tour around the National History Museum´s exhibitions followed by the two modern dance pieces; Moving Sculptures and Spitfire.

The program is wide and exciting with further information to be found here.