Admission with Museum Card

berhund – The Fascinating Dogs of Art

Mikkeli Art Museum , Mikkeli

  • 13.10.2023–28.1.2024

berhund – the Fascinating Dogs in Art 13.10.2023–28.1.2024 Mikkeli Art Museum.


berhund – The Fascinating Dogs of Art showcases dogs and their different roles in visual arts over the past 150 years. Dogs appear frequently in art, but as ordinary, everyday figures, they may often escape our attention. The berhund exhibition, thus, presents dogs as the central objects of the viewers gaze. Traditionally, the role of dogs in art has been linked with protection, loyalty and partnership. They are often associated with the attributes of sentimentality and charm. In addition to the traditional themes connected to dogs, the exhibition throws light on their political roles and the ethical problems of dog breeding and examines the materiality of dogs.

The touring exhibition innovated by the art historian Sonja Hmlinen (MA) and curated by the director of Salo Art Museum, Susanna Luojus, was implemented in co-operation with Salo, Kouvola, Jyvskyl, Mikkeli and Kuopio Art Museums. The exhibition includes loans from Finnish public collections, museums, galleries, foundations and private collections. berhund is the most extensive exhibition on dogs in art ever seen in Finland. The exhibition includes an amply illustrated publication, which provides more information and view-points on dogs in art.

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Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

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