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Works by the world-famous artist Ilya Repin to be shown at the Ateneum in spring 2021

  An exhibition featuring work by the international master painter Ilya Repin (1844–1930) will be on display on the third floor of the Ateneum Art Museum from 19 March to 29 August 2021. Repin is Russia’s most famous painter and also loved by the…

Stay safe during your museum visit

  We want to make your visit to the museum as pleasant and safe as possible. We have put together a few instructions that we hope all our visitors will follow. Come and enjoy art safely! Come to the museum only in good health…

Magnus Enckell: Banks of the Seine (1912). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen.
Magnus Enckell exhibition at the Ateneum – 150 years since the versatile artist’s birth

  A major exhibition of works by the painter Magnus Enckell (1870–1925) will be shown on the third floor of the Ateneum Art Museum, from 23 October 2020 to 14 February 2021. The exhibition offers a comprehensive overview of the work of one of…

Visiting Ateneum in the summer 2020

We want to make your visit to the museum as pleasant and safe as possible. We have put together a few instructions that we hope all our visitors will follow. Come and enjoy art safely! Guided tours and events There are no guided tours…

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…