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Spirit of the Times. Collection Ane Gyllenberg

Villa Gyllenberg, Helsinki

  • 15.10.2022–26.3.2023

Spirit of the Times. Collection Ane Gyllenberg tells the story of how an art collection was created and the concurrent changes in society, art and culture that it reflects.

 

The exhibition examines the collection and the interior of Villa Gyllenberg within the context of the style ideals of their times, thereby shedding light on three specific eras and phenomena. Visitors will get to experience a luxurious interior with antiques, old paintings, and religious objects from the 1930s. In the 1940s and 1950s there was a need to create a narrative about Finnish art and culture, which also reflects on the Gyllenberg Collection. However, Ane Gyllenberg also collected art by internationally oriented women artists. The 1960s was the breakthrough of modernism in interior decoration and art.

At the home museum at Villa Gyllenberg, visitors will have a chance to enter the home of the Gyllenbergs and experience the atmosphere of a mid-20th century bourgeois home, including aspects of both everyday life and special occasions. Villa Gyllenbergs collection and home with all the objects form a holistic work of art created by Ane and Signe Gyllenberg. The couple lived in the house from 1938 to 1977. The works of art and objects reflect the interests of their owners, as well as the fashion and lifestyle of the elite during the mid-1900s.

Of the two spouses, Ane was the more avid collector and acquired most of the artwork. He collected all the way from the late 1910s to the 1970s. Some pieces were acquired after careful consideration with the help of antique and art dealers, some on a whim, and some were received as inheritance or gifts. Helene Schjerfbeck was Ane Gyllenbergs favourite artist and 39 works of art by the artist are included in the collection. Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation still makes new acquisitions to the collection. The art collection comprises over 400 works, and the collection of objects more than 1000 items.

The publication Villa Gyllenberg – Koti Kuusisaaressa (FI) / Villa Gyllenberg – Ett hem p Gran (SWE) (2021) gives further information about the villas life, interiors, and furniture. The book has been written by Lassi Patokorpi and has been published in Finnish and Swedish in co-operation with Parvs Publishing Company.

Exhibition planning: Lotta Nylund, Siiri Oinonen, Lassi Patokorpi, Mikko Vlimki.

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Villa Gyllenberg
Kuusisaarenpolku 11, 00340 Helsinki

09 481 333

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12/10/0

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Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 12:00-17:00
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat 12:00-17:00
Sun 12:00-17:00

Museum closed: 12.9-14.10-2022 (change of exhibition), 24-25.12 (Christmas), 31.12.22-1.1.23 (New Year)

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