Auguste Rodin

Ateneum brings to Finland an exhibition of work by probably the world’s best-known sculptor, Auguste Rodin (1840–1917).

Rodin, who lived and worked in Paris, brought whole new character to sculpture with his robust expression that emphasised physicality. The exhibition covers Rodin’s production from early works to his later creations. The exhibition also discusses the relationship between Rodin and his Finnish students, Sigrid af Forselles and Hilda Flodin. The exhibition is produced in collaboration with Stockholm’s Nationalmuseet and a majority of the works arrive directly from the Rodin Museum in Paris.

Auguste Rodin theme day 20.3.2016

Download a resource package containing background information, study tips and assignments for school associated with the exhibition. (PDF, 1608kt)

Regular guided tours

Free guided tours or talks in English on the following Sundays at 12 noon.
Please join the group in the inner courtyard.

February 14th, 28th.
March 13th, 27th.
April 10th, 24th.
May 8th.

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Press releases

Summer at Ateneum opens with Alice Neel’s masterful and candid portraits

Alice Neel: Ginny and Elizabeth, 1975. © Alice Neel Estate. Photo: Malcolm Varon Alice Neel – Painter of Modern Life 10 June 2016–2 October 2016 For the first time in Finland, Ateneum is hosting a retrospective of the American artist Alice Neel (1900–1984). Neel…

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

Ticket sale ends 30 minutes before museum closing time.


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12 € S Privilege Card holders
11 € Discount admission
0 € Under 18 year-olds

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