Stories of Finnish Art

The Ateneum Art Museum has the country’s oldest and largest art collection.
18.3.2016 – 3.4.2022
Ateneum Art Museum, Kaivokatu 2, Helsinki
http://www.ateneum.fi

Date and time

18.3.2016 – 3.4.2022

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Ateneum Art Museum, Kaivokatu 2, Vironniemi, Helsinki
Ateneum Art Museum
Kaivokatu 2
Vironniemi
Helsinki
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Description

 The Ateneum Art Museum has the country’s oldest and largest art collection. The collections exhibition presents well-loved classics alongside seldom-exhibited works of art. It draws new parallels and highlights works that have not been on show for a long time. 

 

Stories of Finnish Art illustrates the development of art in Finland from 1809 until the 1970s. At the exhibition, the story of Finnish art is juxtaposed with international developments in art and contemporary social events. On display, side by side, are Finnish and international masterpieces from our collections, such as Le Corbusier’s Two Women (1939), Eero Järnefelt’s Under the Yoke (Burning the
Brushwood) (1893), Edvard Munch’s Bathing Men (1907–08) and Hugo Simberg’s The Wounded Angel (1903). 

The works on display in the halls of modern art highlight the post-Second World War reconstruction period and the emergent media society. The exhibition features paintings, sculptures and prints by Finnish and foreign artists such as Anitra Lucander, Unto Pusa, Ulla Rantanen, Anita Snellman and Sam Vanni.
 

Ateneum Art Museum
18.3.2016-3.4.2022

Image: Kansallisgalleria (c) Yehia Eweis