Upcoming exhibitions

Olli Lyytikäinen: Hergé (1973)

Olli Lyytikäinen

The year 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of visual artist Olli Lyytikäinen’s (1949–1987) birth. Lyytikäinen’s works from the 1970s anticipated the spirit of the art of the 1980s: among his contemporaries, the artist has taken on an almost mythical sheen as a modern Finnish artistic genius. The exhibition opens the Ateneum’s new Fokus gallery, which will present concise displays, featuring selected artists or themes from the Ateneum collection.

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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

The exhibition describes how Helene became Helene, and how a talented student grew into one of the most influential artists in our history. The exhibition focuses specifically on Schjerfbeck’s years of travel, during which she stayed in Paris, Pont-Aven in northern France, Fiesole in Italy, and St Ives in England at the end of the 19th century.

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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?

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