Touring exhibitions

Helene Schjerfbeck, detail of The Fortune-Teller (Woman in Yellow Dress) (1926).

Modern Woman
– Finnish Women Artists from the Collections of Ateneum

The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo

The Modern Woman will present seven Finnish artists: Maria Wiik (1853–1928), Sigrid af Forselles (1860–1935), Helene Schjerfbeck (1862–1946), Ellen Thesleff (1869–1954), Sigrid Schauman (1877–1979), Hilda Flodin (1877–1958) and Elga Sesemann (1922–2007). The exhibition of more than 80 works from the Ateneum collection will include paintings, sculptures, prints and sketchbooks.

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Helene Schjerfbeck: detail of Self-Portrait, Black Background (1919)

Helene Schjerfbeck

Royal Academy of Arts, London

The Helene Schjerfbeck survey at the Royal Academy of Arts in London is the first ever extensive overview of her art in the UK. The survey is organised by the Royal Academy of Arts in London in collaboration with the Ateneum Art Museum, part of the Finnish National Gallery.

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Fanny Churberg, Moonlight, study, 1878

Creating the Self

6 December 2019–April 2020
Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn

Creating the Self: Emancipating Women in Estonian and Finnish Art is an extensive research and exhibition project that presents works by Estonian and Finnish women artists, dating from a period between 1850 and 1950. The project is a collaboration between the Kumu Art Museum in Estonia and the Ateneum Art Museum.

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