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Wilhelm von Wright: Great Grey Owl, undated (detail). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum, coll. Granberg. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Tero Suvilammi
A major exhibition on the von Wright brothers to open at the Ateneum

  From 27 October 2017 to 25 February 2018, the Ateneum Art Museum will host the exhibition The von Wright Brothers. The artist brothers Magnus, Wilhelm and Ferdinand von Wright are known as painters of portraits, landscapes, and nature subjects, especially birds, and as…

Audubon Gander-Kallela: Duckling with a Crow. National Gallery of Duckburg. Photo: National Gallery of Duckburg
Treasures from the National Gallery of Duckburg to be exhibited at the Ateneum

The Ateneum Art Museum, which is part of the Finnish National Gallery, has the privilege to present masterpieces from the National Gallery of Duckburg, for the first time outside Duckburg. Gems of Duckburgian art will be shown alongside works from the Ateneum collection at…

The artist Adel Abidin. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen
The Ateneum’s spring 2018 exhibitions to feature Adel Abidin and Italian art

The von Wright Brothers exhibition will open the Ateneum's winter season by presenting landscapes, still lifes, images of nature, and scientific illustrations by Magnus, Wilhelm and Ferdinand von Wright. In March, an exhibition of works by the contemporary artist Adel Abidin will explore the…

Pekka Halonen: Carrying water, 1911. Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Image: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen
A large-scale oil painting by Pekka Halonen donated to the Ateneum

The Ateneum Art Museum, which is part of the Finnish National Gallery, has received for its collection, from a private donor, a painting by the artist Pekka Halonen, entitled Carrying water (1911). Information about the donation was received in the end of August, and…

A new book on Hugo Simberg in the Artists of the Ateneum book series

The second book in the Artists of the Ateneum series focuses on Hugo Simberg (1873–1917). The book is written by the art historian Marja Lahelma, PhD. The richly illustrated book sheds new light on the life of this fascinating artist. The book will be…

A major exhibition of works by the von Wright brothers at the Ateneum in October

From 27 October 2017 to 25 February 2018, the Ateneum Art Museum will host the exhibition The von Wright Brothers. The artist brothers Magnus, Wilhelm and Ferdinand von Wright, who lived during the period of the Grand Duchy of Finland, are known as painters…

The Ateneum acquires Heikki W. Virolainen’s Ilman impi for its collection

The Ateneum Art Museum has acquired eight new sculptures for its collection during spring 2017. Of the works acquired, the sculptor Heikki W. Virolainen's (1936–2004) three-metre wooden sculpture Ilman impi (Virgin Daughter of the Ether) (1970) will, from now on, be on permanent display as…

Fernand Léger: Untitled, 1937. Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen
Alvar Aalto’s organic design idiom developed in interaction with contemporary visual artists

Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) is the most internationally famous Finnish architect and designer. Alvar Aalto – Art and the Modern Form will open up new perspectives into Aalto's life and work. The comprehensive exhibition will illustrate how Aalto's thinking and design idiom developed in interaction…

Contemporary artist Petri Ala-Maunus’ work to replace Under the Yoke at the Ateneum

Fells after the Fall (2017), a painting by the artist Petri Ala-Maunus (born 1970), will be featured as part of the Ateneum Art Museum's Stories of Finnish Art collection exhibition, from 25 April to 17 December 2017. The painting will be on display in…

The Ateneum to produce 13 short films featuring classic works in the Stories of Finnish Art exhibition

The Ateneum Art Museum announces the first short films featuring some of the key works in the Stories of Finnish Art exhibition. The first films in the series present familiar classics. Two of these, namely Helene Schjerfbeck's The Convalescent (1888) and Eero Järnefelt's Under…

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