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Press release: Ateneum’s classics on loan across Finland and around the world


Numerous works of art from the Ateneum Art Museum’s collection will once again be displayed overseas this year. The Helene Schjerfbeck exhibition continues in Stockholm and Gothenburg, an exhibition of works by Ilya Repin will open in Tallinn, and a Nordic Art exhibition presents many classic Finnish artworks in the Netherlands.

The 150th anniversary Helene Schjerfbeck exhibition will be presented at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde in Stockholm until 24 February 2013 and at the Gothenburg Museum of Art from 16 March to 18 August 2013. Almost forty of Schjerfbeck’s works from Ateneum’s collection are being displayed in Sweden, including A Boy Feeding his Younger Sister (1881), The Door (1884), The Convalescent (1888), The Seamstress (1905), Red Apples (1915) and several self-portraits.

The exhibition Nordic Art 1880–1920 opened at the Groninger Museum in Groningen, the Netherlands, in December. Works on loan from Ateneum include Moonlight, study (1878) by Fanny Churberg, Self-Portrait (1900) by Elin Danielson-Gambogi, Boys Playing on the Shore (1884) and Conveying a Child's Coffin (1879) by Albert Edelfelt, Snow-Covered Pine Saplings (1899) by Pekka Halonen, and Pond Water Crowfoot (1895) by Eero Järnefelt. The exhibition continues in May to Munich, where it will be on display until 6 October 2013.

The Kadriorg Art Museum in Tallinn, Estonia, will present the exhibition Repin. A Russian Master's Life and Work in Finland from 9 February to 18 August 2013. All of the over 50 works in the exhibition will be on loan from Ateneum, including Portrait of Professor Ivanov (1882), Portrait of Jelizaveta Zvantseva(1889) and Double Portrait of Natalia Nordmann and Ilya Repin(1903).

Last year Ateneum Art Museum and Rovaniemi Art Museum initiated a “Classic of the Season” series, presenting major works of Finnish art at Korundi in Rovaniemi. Boy with a Crow (1884) by Akseli Gallen-Kallela will be shown until 10 February 2013.

A selection of over a hundred works from the unique collection of 20th century Italian art that was donated to Ateneum by Rolando and Siv Pieraccini is also being exhibited across Finland. The works will be on display at Mikkeli Art Museum until 27 January 2013, at the South-Karelia Art Museum in Lappeenranta from 19 February to 19 May 2013, and at the Lönnström Art Museum in Rauma from 8 June to 8 September 2013.

Further information:
Ateneum Art Museum, Marja Istala Kumpunen, Communications Manager, tel. +358 (0)50 555 3551, mik@ateneum.fi