Since 1973, the mission of the Reykjavík Art Museum is to collect and exhibit works by famous Icelandic artists as part of their permanent collection now totaling over 17,000 pieces. They also showcase contemporary artists. The exhibitions are housed in three Reykjavík galleries. Hafnarhús is the newest and largest location. It opened in 2000 after extensively refurbishing a harbor warehouse built during the 1930s.