Events listed

GUIDED TOURS IN ENGLISH
on Saturdays and/or Sundays depending on exhibitions, read more

NON-STOP WORKSHOPS FOR ALL AGES
Saturdays 11:00–14:00
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Sun 24 Sep, 10:00–17:00
ALVAR’S NAME DAY
The last day of the Alvar Aalto exhibition is also the name day of Alvar. On Sunday the Ateneum has a free entrance for everyone named Alvar or Alvari. Welcome!

Sun 24 Sep at 14:00
FILM SCREENING: WHAT’S THE TIME IN VYBORG? (2001–2004)
Ateneum Hall. The artist Liisa Roberts will be present discuss the film and answer questions after both screenings.
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Wednesdays 27 Sep and 11 Oct, 17:00
MEET THE ARTIST – STORIES OF FINNISH ART
Artists featured in the Stories of Finnish Art exhibition will discuss their work, the works being exhibited, and what lies behind their art. The meetings with artists will be held in the exhibition halls next to their exhibited works. The interviews will last for approximately 45 minutes, and there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions. In Finnish. Admission is included in the museum entrance fee or with a Museum Card.
27 Sep: The painter Paul Osipow, interviewed by the art critic and curator Timo Valjakka. Stories of Finnish Art, ground floor, Hall 5.
11 Oct: Sculptor Helena Pylkkänen, interviewed by curator Anu Utriainen. Stories of Finnish Art, ground floor, Hall 4. 

Thursdays 28 Sep, 5 Oct and 19 Oct, 17:00
STORIES OF FINNISH ART LECTURE SERIES
Ateneum Hall. The 2017 lectures about the Ateneum collection will focus on one artist at a time. The lectures will be given by experts from the Finnish National Gallery. In Finnish. Duration 45 minutes. Admission is included in the museum entrance fee or with a Museum Card. Free admission for Friends of Ateneum: get your admission sticker at the ticket office.
Thu 28 Sep Curator Helena Hätönen: Ida Silfverberg
Thu 5 Oct Museum director Susanna Pettersson: C. E. Sjöstrand
Thu 19 Oct Director of collections management Riitta Ojanperä: R.W. Ekman

Fridays, 29 Sep, 27 Oct and 24 Nov, 19:00
ATENEUM CLUB
Ateneum club nights are small-scale and intimate acoustic gigs at the Ateneum Bistro. The club nights let you see and hear the artists up close and personal, and really take in the atmosphere and the arrangements.
Tickets €15 (including admission to the exhibitions) from the online shop.
Tickets can also be bought at the door before the show, subject to availability. When you arrive at the Ateneum, show your ticket at the ticket office or the museum shop, and you will receive a free pass to the exhibitions. Your free pass will be valid until the end of 2017. Access is through the entrance on Ateneuminkuja.
29 Sep: John McGregor, Jarmo Saari and Samuli Kosminen. John McGregor’s music is like watching the sunrise by the sea, alone on a summer morning. There is a poetic calm about his music. McGregor’s new songs have been largely inspired by Finnish nature.
27 Oct: The brothers of Von Hertzen unplugged. The Von Hertzen brothers, Mikko, Kie and Jonne, will play an intimate and acoustic show at the Ateneum club. This unique gig will feature old favourites and brand-new material from the band.
24 Nov: Matti Johannes Koivu. The singer-songwriter Matti Johannes Koivu is known as an artist who boldly injects emotion into his music. His Lähtölauluja album, released in spring 2017, once again demonstrates his original soulful expression.

Sat 30 Sep, 11:00–14:00
CHILDREN’S SATURDAY BY HELSINGIN SANOMAT
30 Sep: Music theme. The mini opera and the ‘sounds of art’ guided tours for families are sponsored by Kansan Sivistysrahaston Päivi ja Paavo Lipposen rahasto.
Non-stop workshops for all ages:
In the workshop: Coloured music – liquid watercolour
In the courtyard: Black-and-white rhythm – scraperboard
In cooperation with Helsingin Sanomat. The accessible entrance is on Ateneuminkuja.

Tue–Fri 3–6 Oct and 10–13 Oct, 13:00–13:30
“MY CHOICE” GUIDED TOURS: ART FOR ALL AGES!
Current and retired Ateneum staff provide pop-up guided tours of the Stories of Finnish Art exhibition. The themes relate to the connection between generations and to ageing. The tours are part of the nationwide ARMAS festival. Admission is included in the museum entrance fee or with a Museum Card. The tours start in the courtyard of the Ateneum building. No advance booking is required.

Sat 7 Oct, 14:00
CHAMBER MUSIC!
Ateneum Hall. A chamber music concert by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. What is Finnish music? Where does it come from and where is it going? Talk and music about the intercommunication between nation and culture. The symphony orchestra of all Helsinki residents can do many things. During the week, Helsinki residents can enjoy the sometimes surprising programmes of musicians, as they form various chamber music ensembles. Part of the Night of the Museums event. Tickets €15/€13 (including admission to the exhibitions) will be on sale soon.
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Tue–Sun 10–15 Oct
URBANAPA GOES ATENEUM
This performing arts festival wants to have urban contemporary art and the museum context collide. In autumn 2017, the theme is Possible and impossible worlds. The festival will, again, include the “art living room”, presentations, demos, workshops, films, and discussions. Tickets: holvi.com. More information: www.urbanapa.fi

Thu 12 Oct, 17:00–19:30
HOW DOES COLOUR FEEL? – WORKSHOP FOR ALL THE SENSES
Workshop for adults, read more

Thu 19 Oct and Thu 16 Nov, 18:00–19:00
ATENEUM LIVE TALK SHOW
Ateneum Bistro. Live encounters once a month: words, tones and ideas; crying and laughter; and bold debates. Featuring topical guests who represent various fields in culture, art and society. The discussions will be led by the journalist and producer Baba Lybeck, known as the host of Uutisvuoto, the Finnish version of the British television quiz show Have I Got News For You. Talk show guests will be announced the week before each show. In Finnish. Admission is free.

Sat 28 Oct, 14:00
ATTE VON WRIGHT: THE STORY OF THE VON WRIGHT FAMILY
Ateneum Hall. The head of the von Wright family will talk about the history of his family. In Finnish. Admission is included in the museum entrance fee or with a Museum Card. 

Thursdays 2 Nov and 30 Nov, 17:00
LECTURES ON THE VON WRIGHT BROTHERS
Ateneum Hall. In Finnish. Admission is included in the museum entrance fee or with a Museum Card.
2 Nov: Curator’s lecture: Curator Anne-Maria Pennonen
30 Nov: Expert’s lecture, Erkki Anttonen: The von Wright brothers as makers of lithographs

Thu 2 Nov and Thu 9 Nov, 17:00–19:30
IN THE VON WRIGHT BROTHERS’ FOOTSTEPS – NON-TOXIC INTAGLIO PRINTING
Workshop for adults, read more

Sat 11 Nov, 10:00–17:00
CUSTOMER OWNER DAY
Free admission for the first 800 S-Etukortti loyalty card holders. The museum will be open from 10:00 to 17:00. Your day at the museum is sponsored by HOK-Elanto. 

Wed 15 Nov, 10:00–20:00
ART FOR US! FREE ADMISSION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
If you are under 25, you can check out the Ateneum exhibitions and collections for free! During the day, there will be tours of The von Wright Brothers exhibition, organised by Tringa, an ornithological society for the Uusimaa province. What can you say about the birds and their life in the paintings, when seen from the point of view of natural science and birdwatching? Free admission for under-25-year-olds.

Fri 17 Nov, 12:00–17:00
CONTEMPORARY TAKES ON VON WRIGHT CONFERENCE
Ateneum Hall. The day’s programme will include lectures by experts on The von Wright Brothers exhibition and the concurrently published book, presenting new research and new perspectives on the work of the artist brothers. Admission is included in the museum entrance fee or with a Museum Card.

Wed 22 Nov, 17:00–19:30
FAITHFULLY – DRAWING WORKSHOP
Workshop for adults, read more

Sat–Sun 25–26 Nov, 10:00–17:00
CHRISTMAS AT THE FINNISH NATIONAL GALLERY
The Ateneum courtyard will be filled with Christmas spirit. During the event, there will open art workshops in the museum courtyard. Choirs will sing Christmas songs on the Ateneum staircase. Free admission!
A non-stop workshop in the museum courtyard on both days from 10:00 to 15:00:
White straw mobile – building

Opening hours

Tue, Fri 10am–6pm
Wed, Thurs 10am–8pm
Sat, Sun 10am–5pm
Mondays closed

Ticket sale ends 30 minutes before museum closing time.

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Admission fees

15 € Normal admission
13 € Discount admission
0 € Under 18 year-olds
14 € S Privilege Card holders

Ticket sale ends 30 minutes before museum closing time.

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ATENEUM BISTRO

Ateneum Bistro offers classic Finnish bistro cuisine with a modern twist. Lunch from Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 to 14:00. Café-type food is also served.

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