The Friends of the Ateneum Donations: a Lecture Series


Wednesdays 21 Aug, 4 Sep, 18 Sep and 25 Sep, 17:00–17:45

Ateneum Hall. This lecture series presents works and artists from the collection of donations to the Friends of the Ateneum, in honour of the centenary of the association. In Finnish. Admission is included in the museum entrance fee, or with a Museum Card or a Friends of the Ateneum membership card. Check out the One Hundred Years of Friendship exhibition.

21 Aug One Hundred Years of Friendship – the stories behind the Friends of the Ateneum collection of donations. Curator Hanne Selkokari, the Ateneum Art Museum.

4 Sep Greta Hällfors-Sipilä and Sulho Sipilä. Chief curator Timo Huusko, Ateneum Art Museum.

18 Sep Anitra Lucander. Head of department, Sanna Teittinen, National Museum of Finland.

25 Sep Works of Helene Schjerfbeck’s youth. Chief curator Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff, Ateneum Art Museum.


Previous lectures:

Thu 4 Apr The Francesco Francia school: Saint Roch (undated). Chief curator Ira Westergård, Sinebrychoff Art Museum.

Thu 25 Apr Alexander Lauréus and the artist’s works in the Friends of the Ateneum donated collection. Chief curator Lotta Nylund, Villa Gyllenberg.

Thu 2 May Marcus Collin, the November Group and the painting Mustapukuinen nainen (‘Lady in Black’, 1918). Chief curator Timo Huusko, Ateneum Art Museum.


Image: Sulho Sipilä: Winter Landscape (1917-1923). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum, Friends of Ateneum Collection. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Jenni Nurminen.