This year, Hafnarborg celebrates a double anniversary, as 35 years have now passed since pharmacist Sverrir Magnússon and his wife Ingibjörg Sigurjónsdóttir bequeathed their house at Strandgata 34 to the town of Hafnarfjörður, along with their art collection. Five years later, Hafnarborg was officially inaugurated on May 21st 1988.
Saturday June 2nd at 3 p.m., the anniversary exhibition will open to mark this occasion. The exhibition displays selected works from Hafnarborg’s collection. Some of these works have been exhibited before on different occasions, whereas some have adorned the walls of many of the town’s other institutions. Also on display are works that have never previously been moved out of storage. The object of the exhibition is to reflect the diversity of the art works preserved here in Hafnarborg.
The Hafnarborg Collection has grown significantly in the 35 years that have passed since its founding, now counting just under 1,500 works.
Curators of the anniversary exhibition are Ágústa Kristófersdóttir, Director of Hafnarborg, and Unnar Örn Auðarson, artist.