Skissi the Cat

Sometimes in the morning, you can hear faint purring in the Ateneum corridors. Skissi the Cat has arrived at the museum! The gallery guard believes that Skissi is a descendant of one of the occupants of artist Ville Vallgren’s house for cats. The famous sculptor did indeed build a small, three-storey house for neighbourhood cats in the back yard of his Paris home. This happened more than a hundred years ago. Did you know that a cat brings good luck to a house? Skissi the Cat was created by the illustrator Jenna Kunnas.

A PLAYFUL GUIDED TOUR WITH SKISSI THE CAT

The Ateneum’s guided tour for children is a playful adventure into classic art at the Stories of Finnish Art exhibition. Book a guided tour with Skissi the Cat for your group. Read more

You can also pick up a Skissi brochure from the museum’s ticket office and go for a tour by yourself.

A CHILDREN’S BIRTHDAY PARTY WITH SKISSI THE CAT

Happy art-themed birthday celebrations start with a playful guided tour of the Stories of Finnish Art exhibition, after which children can enjoy delicious birthday snacks at the Ateneum Bistro.
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SKISSI THE CAT PRODUCTS

You can find a variety of Skissi the Cat products at the Ateneum museum shop and online shop.
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Press releases

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…

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