Ahola exhibits the life of two artists, painter Venny Soldan-Brofeld and her husband Juhani Aho, first Finnish professional novelist who wrote his work in Finnish.
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The move of author Juhani Aho and painter Venny Soldan-Brofeldt to the villa they named Ahola in 1897 was the beginning of the community of artists of Lake Tuusula. The couple's long-term home exhibits the lifetime work of these two artists.
The Finnish national author Juhani Aho turns out to have been a vigorous outdoor man who has left behind fishing gear, a backpack made of birch bark he carried on his excursions and a pair of skis in the museum. There is a diverse display of books by this folk depicter and social thinker, including publications that were forbidden at the time or published under a pseudonym.
Venny Soldan-Brofeldt was a visual artist influential in the art education circles and the feminist movement. A skilful sketcher, she could instantly capture insightful moments on paper, such as her sketchbooks reveal. There are also book illustrations, small sculptures and jewellery on display.
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Ahola is open during summer season from May to September.
Accessibility [the criteria]
- Accessible toilet
- Guided tours for special groups by request
- Restricted accessibility: Yläkertaan ei ole hissiä.
- Seating inside the exhibition
- Tactile objects
Guided tours in Finnish every Saturday at 11 am. On July also on Wednesdays at 11 am. Tours in English for reservation by mail ahola(at)jarvenpaa.fi.