The Faroe Islands Art Gallery is in possession of a collection of both modern and early Faroese pictorial art. Included in the collection are a number of important works by the most well known Faroese artist, Sámal Joensen-Mikines (1906 -79). A large part of the exhibition space is devoted to his works. Many Faroese artists are represented, including the sculptor Janus Kamaban (1913), the painter and black-and-white artist Ruth Smith (1913-58), the lithographer Elinborg Lutzen (1919- 95), the painter and black-and-white artist Ingálvur av Reyni (1920), the painters Steffan Danielsen (1922 -76), Zacharias Heinesen (1936), and Tummas Arge (1942 - 78) and the sculptor Hans Pauli Olsen (1957).
From the 1st of February to the 1st of December there is usually a new exhibition each month. These may be either exhibitions of the work of Faroese artists or of artists from other countries who exhibit either individually or in a group. The exhibitions are normally opened on a Saturday at 16.00 hrs and usually last 3 weeks. In addition small exhibitions are arranged from time to time in the entrance hall, e.g. of handicrafts.