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Ateneum Art Museum has produced a special audio guide for the Helene Schjerfbeck exhibition narrated by the exhibition curator Leena Ahtola-Moorhouse, Chief Curator at Ateneum and a recognised expert on Schjerfbeck.
On the audio guide, Leena Ahtola-Moorhouse presents twelve of Schjerfbeck's paintings, including how they were created and background information. The curator has selected famous paintings from Ateneum's and other public collections, as well as lesser known paintings from private collections.
The 35-minute audio guide is available in Finnish, Swedish and English. The audio guide can be listened to through headsets that can be rented when visiting Ateneum. The presentations can also be listened to online on the Ateneum website during the exhibition (www.ateneum.fi/audioguide).
Paintings presented on the audio guide
Colarossi Laughing (1881), private collection
The Door (1884), Ateneum Art Museum
The Death of Wilhelm von Schwerin, sketch (1885), Ostrobothnian Museum
The Convalescent (1888), Ateneum Art Museum
Churchgoers; Easter Morning (1895-1900), Ateneum Art Museum
The Seamstress (1905), Ateneum Art Museum
The Woodcutter I (1910-11), Ateneum Art Museum
Self-Portrait with Silver Background (1915), Turku Art Museum
Dora (1922), private collection
Angel Fragment, after El Greco (1928), Ateneum Art Museum, coll. Sihtola
The Alarm (1935), private collection
Still Life with Blackening Apples (1944), Didrichsen Art Museum
Audio guide production team
Text and narration: Leena Ahtola-Moorhouse, Chief Curator, Ateneum Art Museum
Production: Ateneum Art Museum 2012
Producer: Satu Itkonen
Translations: Diana Tullberg (English), Barbara Cederqvist (Swedish)
Recording: Silencio Oy studios, Helsinki, May 2012
Ateneum Art Museum Kaivokatu 2, 00100 Helsinki
Open: Tue & Fri 10-18; Wed & Thu 10-20; Sat & Sun 11-17 (closed on Mondays)
Tickets: €12/10, free admission for visitors under the age of 18
Tickets in advance: Lippupalvelu outlets and online shop, www.lippupalvelu.fi
Further information: Marja Istala Kumpunen, Communications Manager, tel. +358 (0)50 555 3551, firstname.lastname@example.org
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