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The Path to Hidden Knowledge

Villa Gyllenberg

  • 3.6.2020–11.10.2020

The Path to Hidden Knowledge sheds light on the importance of occultism and esotericism in Finnish art during the period 1890–1950.


The art world is becoming increasingly aware of the important role played by occultism and esotericism in the history of modern art. This experiential exhibition leads you to the big questions, along the shaded paths to the sources of hope and light.

The exhibition consists of works not only by well-known artists but also those who have remained in the shadow of history, some of whom have rarely or never been exhibited. The exhibition features beloved classics by the likes of Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Beda Stjernschantz, Hugo Simberg and Helene Schjerfbeck, as well as fascinating works by lesser-known artists such as Meri Genetz, Eva Törnwall-Collin, Torsten Wasastjerna, Ilona Harima and Werner von Hausen.

Among the artists are anthroposophists, freemasons, rosecrucians and theosophists, while others sought answers to the mysteries of human life as non-affiliated truth seekers. Are you ready to follow them along the path of light and shadows? Do you dare to peek behind the veil of reality and step onto the path to hidden knowledge?

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Villa Gyllenberg
Kuusisaarenpolku 11, 00340 Helsinki

09 481 333

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Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

10/8/0 €

Payment methods

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Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 12:00-18:00
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat 12:00-18:00
Sun 12:00-18:00

Closed: 17.3-2.6.2020 (due to COVID-19), 20-21.6 (Midsummer).

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