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A touch screen display of Schjerfbeck works forms part of Stories of Finnish Art

Ateneum’s new collection display, Stories of Finnish Art, will open on the museum’s second floor on 18 March 2016. The exhibition presents well-known beloved classics alongside seldom exhibited works of art – it is an exhibition of classics with a twist. A multimedia presentation…

New themed guided tours for school groups at the Stories of Finnish Art exhibition

Whose and what kind of Finnishness does art portray? What was controversial contemporary art a hundred years ago? What are the different ways in which international trends are reflected in Finnish art? Ateneum’s new collection exhibition, Stories of Finnish Art, tell the story of…

Ateneum’s rich and colourful new exhibition, Stories of Finnish Art, tells the story of art in Finland

Ateneum Art Museum will open its new exhibition, Stories of Finnish Art, on the museum’s second floor, on 18 March 2016. The exhibition presents well-loved classics alongside seldom exhibited works of art – it is an exhibition of classics with a twist. The exhibition…

Ateneum opens an extensive Japanomania exhibition, providing new insight into the Nordic golden age of art

Japanomania in the Nordic Countries 1875–1918 opens on 18 February, taking over the entire third floor of the museum. In this extensive exhibition, the opulent decorativeness of international art and design meets the delicate Nordic naturalism. Artists such as Albert Edelfelt, Helene Schjerfbeck, Vilhelm…

The exhibition of sculptor Auguste Rodin opens at Ateneum – the previous Rodin exhibition was seen in Finland in 1965

An exceptional artist, Rodin revolutionised the entire art of sculpture The exhibition of perhaps the world’s best known sculptor, Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), will open at Ateneum on Friday, 5 February 2016. Rodin, who lived and worked in Paris, brought a whole new character to…

Two commissioned works by Kaarina Kaikkonen at Ateneum from 5 February 2016

Sculptor Kaarina Kaikkonen has created two commissioned works to be displayed at the Ateneum Art Museum courtyard and the small park facing Keskuskatu from 5 February 2016 onwards. Known for her spatial installations, Kaikkonen will be the first to feature in a new series…

Henri Cartier-Bresson exhibition seen by more than 128,000 visitors

The Henri Cartier-Bresson retrospective, which closed on Sunday 31 January 2016, was seen by more than 128,000 visitors. Opened on 23 October 2015, the exhibition far exceeded its visitor target and was particularly popular among male and young audiences. Henri Cartier-Bresson was one of…

Amedeo Modigliani exhibition at Ateneum 28 October 2016–5 February 2017

Memorable portraits, works by other contemporaries and the bohemian life of artist in Paris A retrospective of the world-renowned Italian master, Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) will open on 28 October 2016. The entire third floor of the museum is dedicated to nearly 100 works. The…

Finnish and Norwegian myths struck a chord with the audience

The Magic North exhibition (18 June–27 September 2015) introduced Norwegian and Finnish art from the turn of the 20th century, when the legends of the past, folk-tales and the natural circle of life fascinated the major artists of the two countries. The joint exhibition…

Henri Cartier-Bresson – The Man, the Image & the World

Ateneum Art Museum will open an extensive Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) retrospective exhibition on 23 October 2015. The 300 photographs and publications in the exhibition emphasize his skill as a photographer but also his artistic talent and above all, the humanity at the very core…

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