Built as a library at the beginning of the 20th century, The Culture House is one of the most beautiful houses in Reykjavík. It has had many roles through the years, but today, it houses the permanent exhibition Points of View.
Points of View is a unique exhibition as it focuses not on art or history separately but is rather an exploration of the aesthetic vision of Iceland and Icelanders through the years. The exhibition is not chronological, but instead mixes modern art and media with historical artefacts, photographs, documents, and other objects, and the result is a unique snapshot of the cultural history of Iceland.
The exhibition is a collaboration between six Icelandic cultural institutions, The National Museum of Iceland, The National Gallery of Iceland, The National Library of Iceland, The Árni Magnússon Institute of Icelandic Studies, The National Archives, and The Museum of Natural History.