Upcoming exhibitions

Collector Tuomo Seppo. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen

Light Changes Everything – The Tuomo Seppo Collection

The Kajaani-based French and English teacher Tuomo Seppo (born 1937) has dedicated his entire life to collecting Finnish art. Seppo has decided to donate his collection of almost 2,000 works to the Ateneum Art Museum, which is part of the Finnish National Gallery. The exhibition covers the period from the early 20th century to the 2010s.

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Tuulikki Pietilä: Tour de France, 1951. Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Nina Pätilä

Tuulikki Pietilä

Tuulikki Pietilä (1917–2009) is one of key Finnish graphic artists of the post-Second World War period. This exhibition will present an overview of the extensive body of work by the experimental and technically versatile artist, in honour of the centenary of her birth. The Pietilä collection, bequeathed to the Ateneum, includes almost all the artist’s works.

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Aalto in his studio, 1945. © Alvar Aalto Museum. Photo: Eino Mäkinen

Alvar Aalto – Art and the Modern Form

Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) is the most internationally famous Finnish architect and designer. The exhibition will open up new perspectives into Aalto’s life and work. The comprehensive exhibition will illustrate how Aalto’s organic design idiom developed in interaction with contemporary visual artists.

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Ferdinand von Wright: Kotka jyrkänteen reunalla (1880). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum, coll. Keirkner. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Yrjö Tuunanen

The von Wright brothers

The artist brothers Magnus, Wilhelm and Ferdinand von Wright, who lived during the period of the Grand Duchy of Finland, are known as painters of landscapes, still lifes and nature subjects, and as scientific illustrators. This exhibition will introduce new perspectives, as it explores the historical significance of the von Wright brothers for Finnish art, culture and science. Adding a contemporary art angle to the exhibition are the artists Sanna Kannisto and Jussi Heikkilä.

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