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Gunnfrídur Jónsdóttir Exhibition Opens in ASÍ Museum

By Iceland Review

An exhibition with the works of one of Iceland’s first female sculptors Gunnfrídur Jónsdóttir, “the woman who signed her name in the guest book at Delphi,” opens in the ASÍ Art Museum today.

Jónsdóttir and her husband Ásmundur Sveinsson, who was also a sculptor, built the house on Freyjugata 41 in Reykjavík where the museum is located.

Gunnfrídur in Greece.

The couple have both claimed international recognition for their art; Jónsdóttir’s sculptures can be found in the City Hall of Stockholm, Hljómskálagardurinn public park in Reykjavík and by the Strandakirkja church, where her angel-like statue—who some say is the Virgin Mary—guides fishermen safely home.

The exhibition is curated by Kristín Gudnadóttir and Steinunn Helgadóttir and runs through November 15. Admission is free.

For further information, visit the museum’s website.

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