Ateneum Art Museum

18.3.2016–31.12.2020

 Admission with Museum Card
Exhibition

Stories of Finnish Art

The Ateneum Art Museum has the country´s oldest and largest art collection. It tells not only the story of Finnish art, but also how the art field was developed here. This narrative is recorded in acquisitions of work, documents, oral histories and accounts.

The Ateneum collection includes many iconic works with starring roles in the history of Finnish art. Our story begins with Alexander Lauréus´s painting Fire in a Farmhouse at Night (1809). Crackling at the other end of the arc are the emblems of a new era, the art of the late nineteen sixties and early nineteen-seventies.

In between, there are many classics such as Albert Edelfelt´s Queen Bianca (1877), Helene Schjerfbeck´s The Convalescent (1888) and Hugo Simberg´s The Wounded Angel (1903), which are among the collection´s most beloved works. Every year the collection expands through acquisitions and donations, which complement and enrich the narrative of Finnish art. An excellent, delightful example of this was the 2015 purchase of Simberg´s Towards the Evening (1913), a pivotal work in his oeuvre.

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Museum contact details

Ateneum Art Museum
Kaivokatu 2, Helsinki

0294 500 401

Museum website

Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

15/13/0 €

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Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue 10:00-18:00
Wed 10:00-20:00
Thu 10:00-20:00
Fri 10:00-18:00
Sat 10:00-17:00
Sun 10:00-17:00

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