Ateneum Art Museum

Helsinki, Finland

Ateneum is the national gallery of Finland presenting the most important art collection in Finland. Ateneum's collections includes several classics from most well-known Finnish artists like Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Helene Schjerfbeck and Albert Edefelt. There is also a fine collection of international art, among its gems the works of Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin.

The museum building itself was designed by Theodor Höijer and completed in 1887. The facade of Ateneum is decorated with statues and reliefs which contain a lot of symbols.

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Founded: 1887
Category: Museums in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)

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4.5/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Antti L (2 years ago)
Of you want to experience what Finnish art is about, this is the place to visit. Here are displayed the classics of Finnish art and how we as a nation express ourselves through art. Through these artworks we defined ourselves what we are as a rather young independent nation. Nature played, and still does, a big part of our identity. This is evident in many paintings in Ateneum and in one and two euro coins. By visiting here you can see what we were and reflect what we are at the moment. We have made a giant leap from mainly agricultural society to high tech modern country in a hundred years as an independent country. In Ateneum you can see where we come from and what is important for us still today. Highly recommended.
Martin Wiggins (2 years ago)
Beautiful exhibitions, can easily spend a day in here if cultural art is your interest.
Lubica Vysna (2 years ago)
Museum is situated in the very heart of Helsinki in the interesting building that would be worth to visit just because of the building. Gallery has a remarkable collection of Finnish arts and some interesting pieces from international painters/artists as well. It's definitely worth to visit.
Klāvs Užulis (2 years ago)
It's pretty good.
Joey Audi (2 years ago)
Lovely experience, it was an honor to find one of Victor Hugo’s paintings there, although the pathway through the museum can be a bit confusing specially on the last floor, it is quite interesting to see such a diverse style in every floor, in addition to that, the museum also has a great variety of time periods, some taken this year. While prices are not cheap even for students, the museum is filled with interesting arts that would take a minimum of 2 hours to see everything.
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