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Icons from Private Collections

Art Museum Eemil, Lapinlahti

  • 13.5.2022–25.9.2022

The summer exhibition of the Museum of Fine Arts Eemil presents over 200 icons


Opening hours: Thu. – Fri. from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sat. – Sun. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The summer exhibition of the Museum of Fine Arts Eemil in 2022 presents icons painted on wood and metal icons from private Finnish collections. Private collections are born from collectors interest and enthusiasm, so they show collectors fascinating choices from the enormous tradition of icon art.

Icon art hasnt stayed the same from one century to another, so different eras can be seen. The exhibitions works are dated from the 16th century to the Russian Revolution and represent the typical style of these centuries. Christ, the Mother of God, saints and Christian year celebration icons have been chosen as the subjects. Most of the icons represent the Mother of God because through the ages people have turned to her with prayers and have experienced help through her intercessions.

Icons from private collections exhibitions main focus are the icons from the 18th and the 19th century. The majority of the icons has been painted in the 19th century because back then in Russia the land-slaves were liberated. Big groups of people started to travel around Russia so the need for icons started to grow. The icons from which the prayer sensed getting strength and comfort became the most popular. Comfort me in my Sadness, Guider of the Losts and The Joy of all the Sorrowful are examples of those themes.

The majority of the icons is for the first time on display for the public. The icons painted by metropolitan Arseni and Jyrki Pouta that are shown downstairs complete the exhibition.

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Museum contact details

Art Museum Eemil
Suistamontie 3, 73100 Lapinlahti

040 187 2678

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Admission fees

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Admission with Museum Card

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Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu 11:00-16:00
Fri 11:00-16:00
Sat 11:00-15:00
Sun 11:00-15:00

The museum is closed on New Year's Day, Epiphany, Good Friday, April 28–April 30, 2022, May Day, Ascension Day, Midsummer, All Saints' Day, Independence Day and Christmas. The collection exhibition is open during the exhibition changeover.

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