New and Brand New
4 February–14 May
It is appropriate to celebrate the fact that Akureyri Art Museum will again be buying artwork for its collection. The exhibition New and Brand New gives an overview over artworks that have been donated to the museum during the last few years but haven‘t been exhibited before, as well as brand new works bought for the collection.
One of the main roles of art museums is to collect art and exhibit their collection and is it therefore important to regularly acquire artwork that reflect art history.
Among the things stated in Akureyri Art Museum’s procurement policy is that Icelandic art should be collected and furthermore a special emphasis is on collecting art tied to North Iceland. The receiving of donations is limited to art that serves the goal of a comprehensive and focused collection. The Museum director and members of the Museum Counsel, decide which donations to accept, based on the procurement policy and the state of the permanent collection.
Curator: Hlynur Hallsson.