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Press release: Schjerfbeck exhibition at Ateneum attracts 230,906 visitors


The Helene Schjerfbeck exhibition at Ateneum Art Museum attracted a total of 230,906 visitors in during its run of four and a half months. The largest ever exhibition of Schjerfbeck’s art presented over three hundred works of art covering all periods of her artistic output. Well-known classics were displayed alongside previously unseen or seldom exhibited works of art from numerous private collections. Woman and Child (c. 1887), a previously unknown painting that was discovered stitched beneath another painting while preparing for the exhibition, was added after it had been cleaned and framed.

A selection of paintings will now travel to Sweden. The Helene Schjerfbeck exhibition will be presented at Prince Eugens Waldemarsudde in Stockholm from 10 November 2012 to 24 February 2013 and at the Gothenburg Museum of Art from 16 March to 18 August 2013.

The next major international exhibition at Ateneum will be 52 Souls - Symbolist Landscape 1880-1910, which runs from 16 November 2012 to 17 February 2013. The exhibition will present works by 52 artists, including such masters as Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Piet Mondrian, Edvard Munch and Wassily Kandinsky. Finnish symbolist art will be represented by Väinö Blomstedt,Albert Edelfelt, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Hugo Simberg and Ellen Thesleff.

Further information: www.ateneum.fi/en/52-souls

Most popular exhibitions at Ateneum Art Museum
Pablo Picasso (18.09.2009-28.01.2010) 314,755 visitors
Albert Edelfelt (03.09.2004-30.01.2005) 304,767 visitors
Helene Schjerfbeck (01.06-14.10.2012) 230,906 visitors


Ateneum Art Museum Kaivokatu 2, 00100 Helsinki
Open: Tue & Fri 10am-6pm; Wed & Thu 10am-8pm; Sat & Sun 11am-5pm (closed on Mondays)
Tickets: €8/6 (15.10-15.11), €15/13 (52 Souls); 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, mik@ateneum.fi


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