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Tuulikki Pietilä donated her entire body of work to the Ateneum – an exhibition of the graphic artist to open in February

Tuulikki Pietilä (1917–2009) is one of the key Finnish graphic artists of the post-war period. Opening on Kalevala Day, the exhibition (28 Feb–9 Apr 2017) will fill three halls at the Ateneum, presenting an overview of the artist's work, in honour of the centenary of…

Tapani Raittila: Kylpijöitä IV, 1983. Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum, coll. Tuomo Seppo. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Jenni Nurminen
The Tuomo Seppo collection exhibition to present a collector’s perspective on art

The Kajaani-based French and English teacher Tuomo Seppo (born 1937) has dedicated his entire life to collecting Finnish art. Seppo has decided to donate his collection of almost 2,000 works to the Ateneum Art Museum, which is part of the Finnish National Gallery. Concurrently…

Ateneum art on display nationally and internationally during Finland’s centenary year

The Ateneum Art Museum will have two projects on the Finland 100 programme that celebrate the centenary of Finland's independence and take a look back at the different periods of Finnish art. The exhibition Stories of Finnish Art – the Ateneum Collection on Tour will be…

Amedeo Modigliani: Germaine Survage with Earrings (1918). Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nancy. Photo: Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nancy / Cliché C. Philippot
Unique Amedeo Modigliani exhibition to open at the Ateneum

An exhibition of the work of the painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) will open at the Ateneum Art Museum in Helsinki, Finland, on Friday 28 October 2016. The exhibition, which was on display in Lille and Budapest prior to Helsinki, will present the…

The Ateneum’s 2017 national programme to celebrate the centenary of Finland’s independence

The Ateneum Art Museum's 2017 programme will celebrate the centenary of Finnish independence and will take a look back at the different periods of Finnish art. After closing the exhibition on the painter Amedeo Modigliani, on 5 February 2017, the programme will focus on…

Helene Schjerfbeck to start the new Artists of the Ateneum book series

The Ateneum Art Museum is launching a new series of books that presents artists included in the museum's collection. The first book will present the painter Helene Schjerfbeck (1862–1946). The author of the book is the Swedish art historian Lena Holger, who has researched…

Stories of Finnish Art to be complemented with modern art from the post-war years

The Ateneum Art Museum's new collection exhibition, Stories of Finnish Art, was opened on the second floor of the museum in March 2016. Next, the exhibition will be complemented with modern art from the post-war years, when the three halls on the first floor…

Our restaurant will be closed for some of September and October

  The Ateneum is reforming its operations. As part of the reform, the museum will take on a new restaurateur, Toothpicks and Honey. Restaurant Tablo was open for the last time on Friday 16 September. The restaurant premises will be renovated, which means that the…

Italian prints and Finnish female sculptors at an Ateneum exhibition

A small-scale exhibition on the third floor of the Ateneum Art Museum, to be held from 10 June to 2 October, will feature Italian prints and works by Finnish female sculptors. The prints are part of the extensive Rolando and Siv Pieraccini Collection of…

The bold portrait painter Alice Neel was decades ahead of her time

  Alice Neel (1900–1984) was one of the most significant American painters of the 20th century. Her psychologically charged portraits tell intimate and unconventional stories, as much about people living on the margins of society and in subcultures as about the New York cultural…

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