Press releases

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…

Natalia Goncharova: Gardening (1908).
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: Counterpoint (1977)
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…

Sulho Sipilä: Winter Landscape (1917-1923).
The Friends of the Ateneum centenary exhibition One Hundred Years of Friendship to open soon

  The Friends of the Ateneum, which is Finland’s oldest and largest museum friends association, was founded in 1919 to support the Ateneum Art Museum. In honour of the association’s centenary, an exhibition entitled One Hundred Years of Friendship will present works of art…

Ulla Rantanen: Stone in the Water (1980). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen.
Silent Beauty invites you to admire the interplay of visual arts, ceramics and kimonos

From 14 June to 6 October 2019, the Ateneum Art Museum presents the exhibition Silent Beauty – Nordic and East-Asian Interaction. The exhibition delves into the simplified aesthetic that connects the Nordic countries and East Asia, especially in post-World War II art. The exhibition…

Helene Schjerfbeck: Clothes Drying (1883). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Yehia Eweis.
The Ateneum’s winter season 2019–2020 to focus on Helene Schjerfbeck’s travels and Finnish artists in Ruovesi

The Ateneum’s winter exhibition programme 2019–2020 is changing. The exhibitions to be staged on the third floor of Ateneum from 22 November 2019 to 26 January 2020 are Through My Travels I Found Myself – Helene Schjerfbeck and Finnish Artists in Ruovesi. The common…

František Kupka’s colourful exhibition to open the spring season at the Ateneum

  From 22 February to 19 May 2019, the Ateneum Art Museum will present an exhibition of works by the Czech artist František Kupka (1871–1957). Kupka’s art has been described as “modern poetry of colour”. This major international exhibition will feature Kupka’s most important…

Anitra Lucander: Kuninkaitten kumarrus, 1955. Kansallisgalleria / Ateneumin taidemuseo, Ateneumin ystävien kokoelma. Kuva: Kansallisgalleria
The Friends of the Ateneum 100 years – a celebratory exhibition in the autumn of 2019

The Friends of the Ateneum, which is Finland’s oldest and largest museum friends association, was founded in 1919 to support the Ateneum Art Museum. In honour of the association’s centenary, the Ateneum will, from 15 August to 6 October 2019, host the exhibition One…

The Ateneum exhibition The Modern Woman to travel to Japan

Produced by the Ateneum Art Museum, the exhibition The Modern Woman will be presented at the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo, Japan, from 17 June to 23 September 2019. The exhibition will celebrate one hundred years of diplomatic relations between Finland and…