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NON-STOP WORKSHOPS FOR ALL AGES ON SATURDAYS
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GUIDED TOURS IN ENGLISH
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THUR 19 JAN, 16:30–17:30, Under the Eiffel Tower space
Parliamo di arte – Italian art terminology at the Ateneum
Come and learn art terminology in the Italian language in the spirit of Modigliani! This 60-minute lesson will provide an overview of key terminology and art discourse, will review pronunciation, and will include exercises in the oral expression of opinions. After the lesson, we will visit the Modigliani exhibition. This one-lesson course is suitable for those who have mastered the basics of Italian. The lesson will be given by the Italian teacher and Ateneum guide Karoliina Arola, MA. The price of the lesson is €26 (including a free ticket to the exhibitions). Book your place by buying a ticket from the webshop.

THUR 26 JAN, 17:00–17:45
Curator lecture on Amedeo Modigliani: Modigliani’s nude paintings
The chief curator, Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff, will elaborate on the exhibition themes. In Finnish. Admission included in the entrance fee.

THURSDAYS 26.1., 23.2., 23.3. and 20.4. 18:00–19:00
Ateneum Live discussion club
in the Ateneum Bistro, free entrance
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. In Finnish.
Thu 26 January: DocPoint: Elina Hirvonen, Heikki Aittokoski and Paleface. Event in Facebook

TUE–FRI, 7–24 FEB, 13:00
“My Choice” guided tours
We will continue our guided tours, which proved popular in the autumn of 2016, during which Ateneum museum staff members present their favourite works from the Stories of Finnish Art exhibition. Staff members have chosen a work of art that resonates with them, and they discuss it in the light of their own work. The tours are specially adapted for the whole family during the school winter holiday week! Finnish or English. The tours last approximately 20 minutes. The detailed programme will be published in January 2017.
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.

FRIDAYS 10 FEB, 10 MAR, AND 7 APR, 19:00
Ateneum club
An acoustic club night will offer delicate, minimalist, yet atmospheric musical moments. The club nights, to be held at the Ateneum Bistro, will feature new artists, as well as established names in the music industry. The club host will be the musician Ufo Mustonen.
10 Feb Hanna Pakarinen (buy tickets)
10 Mar Dave Lindholm (buy tickets)
7 Apr TBC
Access is through the entrance on Ateneuminkuja. Showtime is at 19:00. Tickets are €15 (including admission to the exhibitions) in advance from the online shop at holvi.com/shop/kansallisgalleria. Tickets can also be purchased at the door, if they are available.

THURSDAYS 23 FEB AND 9 MAR, 17:00–18:00
Meet the Artist
Artists featured in the Stories of Finnish Art exhibition will discuss their art and what lies behind it. The meetings with artists will be held in the exhibition halls next to their exhibited works. There will also be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions. In Finnish.
23 Feb Jan-Olof Mallander, a pioneer in conceptual art, ground floor, hall 5. Interviewed by the special researcher Anja Olavinen from the Ateneum Art Museum.
9 Mar The painter Rafael Wardi, ground floor, hall 3. Interviewed by the curator Anne-Maria Pennonen from the Ateneum Art Museum.
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.

TUE 28 FEB, 16:00–18:00
Discussion: Tuomo Seppo and Susanna Pettersson
Ateneum Hall. On the opening day of the Light Changes Everything exhibition, the art collector Tuomo Seppo and the museum director Susanna Pettersson discuss collecting and art. In Finnish.
The Kajaani-based French and English teacher Tuomo Seppo (born 1937) has dedicated his entire life to collecting Finnish art. He has decided to donate his collection of almost 2,000 works to the Ateneum Art Museum. Works by Ina Colliander, Reino Hietanen, Pentti Kaskipuro, Tapani Raittila, Nina Terno and Ellen Thesleff form the backbone of the collection. Seppo’s sensitive and personal collection opens a unique perspective on the history of Finnish art in the 20th century. The exhibition Light Changes Everything – The Tuomo Seppo Collection will be on show on the third floor of the Ateneum, from 28 Feb to 16 Apr 2017.
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.

THURSDAYS 2 AND 16 MAR, 17:00–17:45
A curator’s tour of Tuulikki Pietilä’s exhibition
Tuulikki Pietilä exhibition, 3rd floor. Led by the special researcher Erkki Anttonen from the Ateneum Art Museum. In Finnish.
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.

SATURDAYS 18 MAR AND 8 APR, 13:00–16:15
Tuulikki Pietilä film afternoon
Ateneum Hall. The film director Kanerva Cederström has, together with the journalist and director Riikka Tanner, directed three films about Tuulikki Pietilä and Tove Jansson. The films are based on cine film home movies shot by Pietilä on the artist couple’s travels. Total duration: 3 h 15 min, including one break.
at 13:00 Haru – yksinäisten saari (‘Haru – The Island of the Lonely’), directed by Kanerva Cederström and Riikka Tanner (1998), 45 min
at 14:00 Matkalla Toven kanssa (‘Travelling with Tove’), directed by Kanerva Cederström (1994), 55 min
at 15:15 Tove ja Tooti Euroopassa (‘Tove and Tooti in Europe’), directed by Kanerva Cederström and Riikka Tanner (2004), 57 min
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.

THURSDAYS 23 MAR, 30 MAR, 6 APR, 20 APR AND 27 APR, 17:00–17:45
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.
23 Mar Chief curator Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff: Helene Schjerfbeck
30 Mar Chief curator Teijamari Jyrkkiö: Greta Hällfors-Sipilä and Sulho Sipilä
6 Apr Curator Susanna Sääskilahti: Tyko Sallinen
20 Apr Special researcher Erkki Anttonen: Lennart Segertstråle
27 Apr Chief curator Sointu Fritze: Eva Cederström
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 23 MAR, 10:00–20:00
Art for us! student day
A special students’ day at the Ateneum. The programme will include tours of the exhibitions and an art workshop 16:00–19:00. Free admission with a student card.

SATURDAYS 1 APR AND 20 MAY
Children’s Saturday
The programme will include art workshops and special guided tours of the exhibitions for the whole family. In cooperation with Helsingin Sanomat.

SAT 13 MAY, 10:00–17:00
S-Etukortti loyalty card holders’ day
Free admission for the first 800 S-Etukortti loyalty card holders.

WEDNESDAYS 17 AND 24 MAY, 17:00–17:45
Lectures on Alvar Aalto
Ateneum Hall. Experts discuss the themes of the Alvar Aalto exhibition.
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.

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

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

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