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Pressrelease: Art for Us! day invites students to 125-year-old Ateneum


Art for Us! event day for students at Ateneum Art Musem is organised again in November. During the day, students get free admission with student card to the exhibitions and you can participate in various activities that include the art quiz, 125 years of contemporary art discussion and multi-sensory game night, where you can get to know the Finnish classics with your eyes closed. Songs echo at the museum when the various student choirs of the Student Union of the University of Helsinki, which celebrates its 145th anniversary, bring their greetings to the exhibition halls of the 125-year-old Ateneum.

Art for Us! event day, now arranged for the seventh time, is organised in cooperation with HOK-Elanto, Helsingin Sanomat, Student Union of the Helsinki University and Frank.

Art for Us! student day on Thursday, 21 Nov 2013, 10am-8pm

11am-1pm On the Shores of the Lake tea tasting (Ateneum Museum Shop)
Green organic tea is spiced with coriander seeds and apples that were once grown in the gardens of Tuusulanjärvi artist homes. Kirsi Pullinen from Demmers Teehaus also gives tips for making tea.

Introductions to the On the Shores of the Lake exhibition:
12noon introductory lecture in Finnish in the Ateneum Hall
2pm introductory lecture in English in the Ateneum Hall
6pm introductory lecture in Finnish in the Ateneum Hall

Ateneum through the years - guided tours:
What did Ateneum's collection display look like a hundred years ago? Where in the building did famous Finnish artists attend art school? The guided tour takes participants to a journey to the colourful history of the Ateneum building.
1pm and 3pm Ateneum through the years guided tours start from the museum courtyard (max. 30 people / group)

4pm-7pm Jewellery workshop (Lindström Hall, 2nd floor.)
Pearl jewellery is prepared in the nonstop workshop.

4pm 125 years of contemporary art -discussion (the museum's courtyard)
Participants include:
*Ateneum Chief Curator Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff, Expert of the Golden Age Art, the other curator of the On the Shores of the Lake exhibition
*Dance Artist, Festival Curator and Choreographer Sonya Lindfors, Center for New Dance Zodiak, Urban Apa, JoJo Dance Centre Oulu
*Chief Curator of the Finnish Museum of Photography and Reseacher Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger
*Artist Markus Kåhre/Checkpoint Helsinki

5pm-7pm Different game night (ground floor, Hall 5)
Come and try out multi-sensory art images alone or together with others. What does a picture tell you - what about your friend? What kind of sounds or movement could be related to the image? How can you get to know the classics of Ateneum with your eyes closed? In the workshop, we test the brand new Taidepakka art cards of Ateneum, and its easy and fun tips. Satu Itkonen is the picture croupier. You can join the game when there are seats available at the table.

6pm Art guru quiz at Restaurant Tablo
Do you know something about art? Sharpen your brain cells, bring your friends with you and participate in the hilarious and laid-back Art Guru quiz. The winner team (1-5 people) wins great prizes and plenty of fame and glory.

During the day, there are student-friendly offers in Ateneum's Restaurant Tablo and Ateneum Shop. The five hundred first to arrive get a surprise to take home. 


Further information: Ateneum Art Museum, Marketing Planner Jaana Rosenlew, tel. 040 772 7457, jaana.rosenlew@ateneum.fi


Ateneum Art Museum: Kaivokatu 2, 00100 Helsinki, www.ateneum.fi
Opening hours: Tue, Fri 10am-6pm; Wed, Thu 10am-8pm; Sat, Sun 11am-5pm, Mon closed
Tickets: EUR 12/10, children under 18 years free admission.
Advance tickets: Lippupalvelu's ticket offices and the online shop at www.lippupalvelu.fi