Treasures from the National Gallery of Duckburg

Albert Eiderfelt: Duckburg Town Square. National Gallery of Duckburg. Photo: National Gallery of Duckburg

For the first time, masterpieces from the National Gallery of Duckburg are exhibited outside their hometown! After years of negotiations with the prudent gallery, this rare honour has been accorded to the Ateneum Art Museum in celebration of Finland’s 100 years of independence. Gems of Duckburgian art will be shown alongside works from the Ateneum collection at the Stories of Finnish Art exhibition.

The exhibition is open for the last week until Sunday 25 February. Ateneum is open from Tuesday 20 to Sunday 25 February every day from 10:00 to 20:00. Read more about the programme

The National Gallery is Duckburg’s leading art museum and the cradle and home of Duckburgian art. It houses collections of duckkind’s most cherished artistic accomplishments from the 19th century to the present day. The exhibition visiting Ateneum samples characteristic pieces from the Golden Age of Duckburgian art, when works like these helped build the city’s avian identity. They present a touching picture of the ducks’ relationship with one another and the surrounding nature.

Art experts through the ages have been fascinated by the connection between Duckburgian and Finnish art. Several parallels exist; Ferdinand von Wright’s The Fighting Capercaillies bears a striking resemblance to Ferdy von Wren’s The Fighting Waterfowl. Audubon Gander-Kallela and Akseli Gallen-Kallela explored similar themes often in a similar manner.

Albert Eiderfelt: Duckburg Town Square

Albert Eiderfelt: Ducklings Playing on the Shore

Albert Eiderfelt: Grandmother Grandma

Audubon Gander-Kallela: Donald Duck’s Uncle

Audubon Gander-Kallela: Duckling with a Crow

Audubon Gander-Kallela: Kullervo’s Fowl Mood

Arvid Le Loon: Gus Goose at Work

Antti Pheasant: Gladstone Gander, an Idler

Hookbill Simberg: Towards Evening and Poverty

Anser Watervale: Bathing Duck

Ferdy von Wren: The Fighting Waterfowl


During the special event weekend of the exhibition, visitors can learn more about the exhibition with Aki Hyyppä, the editor-in-chief of the Aku Ankka (Donald Duck) magazine, meet the Finnish Donald Duck cartoonist Kari Korhonen, and participate in duck-themed workshops. The programme at the Ateneum Hall in Finnish. Read more

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The tour explores the artworks from the Golden Age of Duckburgian art and their relative artworks in the Stories of Finnish Art exhibition.
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