Hämeenlinna Art Museum

27.3.2020–11.4.2021

 Admission with Museum Card
Exhibition

Short Stories about Art

The exhibition brings together a selection of well-known and less well-known works from the collection.

Artworks often come with a fascinating backstory. The exhibition brings together a selection of well-known and less well-known works from the collection. Helmi Vartiainen was a young art student, who ended up marrying Tyko Sallinen. While Sallinen went on to become one of the most celebrated artists of his era, her fate was to end up as the face of Mirri, the character featured across many of her husband’s paintings. Helmi Vartiainen herself remained unknown, her artistic career going unfulfilled. This exhibition includes her rarely seen Self-portrait.

Eero Järnefelt painted his famous A Day in July in the Savo region of Finland in summer 1891. The painting features two local children, Kusti-Pekka Kekäläinen and his sister Mari. In his memoirs, he recalls how he and his sister couldn’t understand why the artist kept adjusting their poses and moving them from rock to rock during the painting process. Just a few years later, Järnefelt re-visited the painting, eliminating the figure of the little girl entirely.

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Museum contact details

Hämeenlinna Art Museum
Viipurintie 2, 13200 Hämeenlinna

(03) 621 3017, (03) 621 2669

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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 11:00-18:00
Wed 11:00-18:00
Thu 11:00-18:00
Fri 11:00-17:00
Sat 11:00-17:00
Sun 11:00-17:00

Special opening hours: www.hameenlinnantaidemuseo.fi

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