Upcoming exhibitions

Ulla Rantanen: Stone in the Water (1980). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen.

Silent Beauty

Nordic and East Asian art share the idea of everyday beauty and a connection with nature. The Silent Beauty exhibition juxtaposes visual art, ceramics, textile art and architecture especially from the 1950s and the 1960s from Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Japanese collections.

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Anitra Lucander: Kuninkaitten kumarrus, 1955. Kansallisgalleria / Ateneumin taidemuseo, Ateneumin ystävien kokoelma. Kuva: Kansallisgalleria

One Hundred Years of Friendship

Over a period of a century, from 1919 to 2019, the Friends of the Ateneum have donated more than 130 works to the Ateneum Art Museum. The donated works include 24 paintings and 2 sculptures, as well as 5 sketchbooks and 100 sketches by Helene Schjerfbeck. Through the exhibition of works selected from the Friends of the Ateneum collection, art acquisition methods and sources are discussed from various perspectives, and the background and provenance of the works are described.

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Helene Schjerfbeck: Clothes Drying (1883). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Yehia Eweis.

Through My Travels I Found Myself

An exhibition of works by Helene Schjerfbeck (1862–1946) is to be presented at the Royal Academy of Arts in London from July to October 2019. The exhibition is the first comprehensive overview of Schjerfbeck’s work in the UK. After London, the exhibition will move to the Ateneum as part of a more extensive display, curated by chief curator Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff.

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Hugo Simberg: Spring Evening when the Ice Is Melting (1897)

Finnish Artists in Ruovesi

Ruovesi and its surroundings in Pirkanmaa have attracted artists since the 1820s. All the artists who have operated in the region are linked by an interest in the spirit of the place, its nature, people and culture. How has this influenced the art of those who have worked in Ruovesi? The exhibition is curated by the keeper of prints and drawings at the Ateneum, Anu Utriainen.

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