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Visiting Ateneum in the summer 2020

The Ateneum reopens to the public on 2 June, and we want to make your visit to the museum as pleasant and safe as possible. From 2 June to 2 August, we are open with revised opening hours. We have put together a few…

Inspiration – Contemporary Art & Classics to look at art history from today’s perspective

  From 18 June to 20 September, the exhibition Inspiration – Contemporary Art & Classics will be shown on the third floor of the Ateneum Art Museum. How have international contemporary artists been inspired by the classics of European art? And why is it…

The Finnish National Gallery closes Ateneum Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and Sinebrychoff Art Museum to stop the spread of the coronavirus

  The three museums will be closed for public as of 17 March 2020. The Finnish National Gallery follows the guidelines of the Finnish Government given on 16 March 2020, and the subsequent decisions made on 17 March 2020, in order to stop the…

Finnish National Gallery museums prepared for coronavirus

  The Ateneum, Kiasma and Sinebrychoff art museums have raised their preparedness level due to the coronavirus COVID-19. The museums are open as normal and are ready to welcome all friends of art. Special attention is given to hygiene. THE VISITOR AMOUNT AND UPCOMING…

Akseli Gallen-Kallela: The Fratricide, 1897. Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum, coll. Antell. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Jukka Romu
Research and Exhibition Project Gothic Modern has been launched

  The research and exhibition project Gothic Modern has been launched. The period of the project is from 2018 to 2024. ‘Gothic Modern: from Northern Renaissance to Dark, Emotive, Uncanny Modern Art’ explores the pivotal importance of Gothic art for the artistic modernisms of…

Natalia Goncharova’s exhibition to introduce the pioneer of “everythingism”

An exhibition of Natalia Goncharova’s work will be shown on the third floor of the Ateneum Art Museum from 27 February to 17 May 2020. Natalia Goncharova (1881–1962) is known as a central figure in Russian avant-garde art, inspiring experimental artists in both Russia…

Ateneum 6.12.2017. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Johanna Eiramo
Handrail renovation starts on 7 October 2019

We are improving the safety of the main stairwell at the Ateneum. Handrails, located approximately 90 cm from the wall, will be built on both sides of the main staircase and part of the side staircases. The new handrails will be more accessible than…

Our 2020 exhibitions are Natalia Goncharova, Inspiration – Contemporary Art & Classics, and Magnus Enckell

In 2020, there will be three temporary exhibitions shown on the third floor of the Ateneum Art Museum. An exhibition by the Russian avant-garde artist Natalia Goncharova will be on display from February to May. From June to September, it is time for Inspiration…

Helene Schjerfbeck: Girls Reading (1907)
Through My Travels I Found Myself – Helene Schjerfbeck and Finnish Artists in Ruovesi to open already on 15 November 2019

  The exhibitions scheduled to open at the Ateneum Art Museum in November will run for one week longer. The exhibitions Through My Travels I Found Myself – Helene Schjerfbeck and Finnish Artists in Ruovesi will, contrary to a previous announcement, open already on…

Olli Lyytikäinen: Albatross in the Rye (1979)
The Ateneum to open Fokus, a new exhibition gallery, with a display by Olli Lyytikäinen

From 8 October 2019 to 5 January 2020, the Ateneum Art Museum presents an exhibition of works by the visual artist Olli Lyytikäinen (1949–1987). The year 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of Lyytikäinen’s birth. Lyytikäinen’s works from the 1970s anticipated the spirit of the…