Admission with Museum Card

The Modern Woman

Turku Art Museum, Turku

  • 10.6.2022–28.8.2022

The Modern Woman presents the pioneering role of Helene Schjerfbeck (1862–1946), Ellen Thesleff (1869–1954), Sigrid Schauman (1877–1979) and Elga Sesemann (1922–2007) in Finnish art at the turn of the 20th century and in its next decades.


The artists were exceptionally international, they travelled unaccompanied and painted through their lives. The exhibition delves into the role of women in the midst of the social, political and cultural changes of the era. The subject of the study is also how it was possible for a woman in Finland to create an independent career as an artist. The topics are intertwined with the debate on the status and opportunities of women, which remains a topical and globally important issue.

The Modern Woman is produced in collaboration with Ateneum Art Museum / Finnish National Gallery. The exhibition in Turku is an updated version of Ateneum Art Museums successful touring exhibition, curated by Anu Utriainen, senior researcher at Ateneum. It will also be updated with works from the collection of Turku Art Museum.

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Museum contact details

Turku Art Museum
Aurakatu 26, 20100 Turku

040 6323 378

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Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card


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Mon Closed
Tue 11:00-19:00
Wed 11:00-19:00
Thu 11:00-19:00
Fri 11:00-19:00
Sat 11:00-17:00
Sun 11:00-17:00

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