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The Finnish National Gallery to release images of The Convalescent and Under the Yoke into the public domain

Two of the most famous Finnish paintings, Helene Schjerfbeck's The Convalescent (1888) and Eero Järnefelt's Under the Yoke (Burning the Brushwood) (1893), will be taken out of the Ateneum to go on tour to other Finnish art museums, starting on 14 February. The tour…

Ateneum exhibition to highlight Alvar Aalto’s influence on international modernism

Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) is the most internationally famous Finnish architect and designer. The exhibition , to be on display at the Ateneum Art Museum from 11 May to 24 September 2017, will open up new perspectives into Aalto's life and work. The comprehensive exhibition…

The Modern Woman is the first-ever comprehensive Ateneum exhibition in New York

Produced by the Ateneum Art Museum, which is part of the Finnish National Gallery, the exhibition The Modern Woman will be on display at Scandinavia House in New York, from 29 April to 3 October 2017. The exhibition will present four early 20th-century Finnish artists…

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: Bathers 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…

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…

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