COLLECTION exhibition A Question of Time

In the spring 2023 we will reopen to the questions of our time. Our collection exhibition A Question of Time reflects on the major questions of our time through art. The exhibition also offers fresh perspectives into Finland’s oldest and most extensive art collection and how it was built. The new collection display opens on 14 April 2023.

  • Permanent exhibition
2nd floor
Tickets: with a museum ticket
Photo of a painting Redbearded Moor by artist Reidar Särestöniemi.
Reidar Särestöniemi: Redbearded Moor (1970). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen.

One exhibition, four topical themes

The new collection exhibition entitled A Question of Time contributes to the public debate of our century through four themes: The Age of Nature, Images of a People, Modern Life and Art and Power.

Alongside the iconic, beloved classics of the Finnish artistic canon, the new exhibition also features more rarely seen works.

A Question of Time will remain open for several years with regular updates over time.

The exhibition is curated by Timo Huusko, Chief Curator; Marja Sakari, Museum Director; Mariia Niskavaara, doctoral researcher; Anne-Maria Pennonen, Curator; Anu Utriainen Senior Researcher and Curator; and Hanne Selkokari, Curator.

Artworks at the exhibition