Lecture series: Stories of Finnish Art


17:00–17:45 in the Ateneum Hall

In the autumn’s lectures, experts will discuss the artists featured in the Stories of Finnish Art exhibition. In the lectures we will also take a look behind the scenes and learn about the work that goes on at an art museum: how does a work of art make its way into an exhibition?

In Finnish. Duration 45 minutes.

Thu 6 Sep Curator Anu Utriainen: Elga Sesemann (1922–2007)
Thu 13 Sep Chief curator Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff: Helene Schjerfbeck (1862–1946)
Thu 20 Sep The journey of a work of art into an exhibition. What happens to a painting when it leaves for an exhibition? Speakers will be chief technician Isa Päivinen, collections registrar Satu Rantala and paper conservator Liisa Kantanen.
Wed 26 Sep Art historian Marja Lahelma: Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865–1931)
Thu 11 Oct A look beneath the surface of a work of art. What does an x-ray examination of a painting reveal? Speakers will be senior conservation scientist Seppo Hornytzkyj and researcher Hanne Tikkala.

Admission is included in the museum entrance fee or with a Museum Card.
Free admission for Friends of Ateneum: get your admission sticker at the ticket office.