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Portrait of President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö, 2017. Finnish state. © Prime Minister's Office. Photo: Vilhelm Sjöström
Portrait of President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö on display in Ateneum Art Museum

The portrait of President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö will be placed on display in Ateneum Art Museum on Tuesday 5 June. It will be on exhibition to the public until 2 September, after which it will be returned to the Presidential Room in…

View of the exhibition Kupka, Pioneer of abstraction at Grand Palais. Set design: Véronique Dollfus. © Rmn-Grand Palais / Photo: Didier Plowy
The Ateneum exhibitions in 2019 are František Kupka, Silent Beauty – Nordic and East-Asian Interaction, and Iconic Works

The Ateneum Art Museum’s 2019 exhibition programme is international. The exhibitions Urban Encounters – Finnish Art from the 20th Century and Not Vital, to open in October 2018, will run until 20 January 2019. A major international exhibition to open at the end of…

Cesare Sofianopulo: Naamioita, 1930. Museo Revoltella – Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Trieste. © Archivio Fotografico del Museo Revoltella. Kuva: Nicola Eccher
Fantastico! is an introduction to the mysterious world of magic realism

From 10 May to 19 August 2018, the Ateneum art museum hosts the exhibition Fantastico! Italian Art from the 1920s and 1930s. The exhibition explores an artistic movement known as magic realism, which emerged in Italy at the end of the First World War.…

Henry Ericsson: The Fazer Bar, 1931
Forthcoming at the Ateneum in winter 2018: Urban Encounters and Not Vital

The main exhibition at the Ateneum Art Museum in winter 2018–2019 will be Urban Encounters – Finnish Art from the 20th Century. The diverse exhibition explores migration and urbanisation in Finland in the early decades of the 20th century – people’s lives and daily…

Adel Abidin: Arkisto, 2018. Taiteilijan omistuksessa. Kuva: Kansallisgalleria / Jenni Nurminen
Adel Abidin’s exhibition deals with the painful aspects of our history

From 14 March to 22 April 2018, the Ateneum Art Museum will host History Wipes, an exhibition by the contemporary artist Adel Abidin (born 1973, Baghdad, Iraq). The exhibition will present video installations and sculptures by the internationally recognised artist. Some of these works…

Ateneum’s three short films shown at the 36th International Festival of Films on Art in Montreal

Ateneum Art Museum, part of Finnish National Gallery, has recently produced 13 short films of the most beloved artworks in the National Gallery’s collection. Three of the films will be shown at the 36th International Festival of Films on Art in Montreal, Canada on…

Joseph Alanen: Lemminkäinen ja karjapaimen, 1919–1920. Kansallisgalleria / Ateneumin taidemuseo, kok. Wartiovaara os. Alanen. Kuva: Kansallisgalleria / Jenni Nurminen
Joseph Alanen’s Kalevala-themed works donated to the Ateneum

The Ateneum Art Museum, which is part of the Finnish National Gallery, has received three Kalevala-themed tempera paintings by Joseph Alanen (1885–1920) for its collection, from a private donor. Before this donation, the Finnish National Gallery’s collection only included one work by Alanen. The…

Cesare Sofianopulo: Naamioita, 1930. Museo Revoltella – Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Trieste. © Archivio Fotografico del Museo Revoltella. Kuva: Nicola Eccher
Fantastico! to present Italian art from the 1920s and 1930s

From 10 May to 19 August 2018, the Ateneum Art Museum will host the exhibition Fantastico! Italian Art from the 1920s and 1930s. The exhibition will explore an artistic movement known as magic realism, which emerged in Italy at the end of the First…

Adel Abidin: History Wipes, 2018. Owned by the artist. Video still: Martin Jäger
Adel Abidin’s exhibition History Wipes to be held at the Ateneum

  From 14 March to 22 April 2018, the Ateneum Art Museum will host History Wipes, a major solo exhibition by the contemporary artist Adel Abidin (born 1973, Baghdad, Iraq). The exhibition will present video installations and sculptures by the internationally recognised artist, many…

Ateneum’s Finland 100 projects reached large audiences across Finland

The Finland 100 projects of the Ateneum Art Museum have taken the Ateneum's beloved works on a tour of 14 art museums across Finland, from Mariehamn to Inari. The exhibitions Stories of Finnish Art – the Ateneum Collection on Tour and Classics on Tour…

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