South Karelia Art Museum

Lappeenranta, Finland

The Art Museum is located at the neoclassic-style barracks (built in 1798) of the Lappeenranta fortress. The museum has a collection of Finnish visual art from the 1850´s to the present day. This collection includes works by many well-known artists such as Arvi Liljelund, Pekka Halonen, Tyko Sallinen, Hjalmar Munsterhjelm and Jalmari Ruokokoski.

The main emphasis of research and collections is on the Kymi province and the region of the ceded Karelia (Vyborg). There are also some temporary exhibitions.

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Anssi Vaittinen (2 years ago)
Kiva tila.
Helena Kemppinen (2 years ago)
Hyvä paikka käydä kulttuuria kokemassa
Riikka Alatalo (2 years ago)
Käydessäni museolla oli mielenkiintoisia näyttelyitä ja niitä sai ihan rauhassa kierrellä katselemassa. Suosittelen ehdottomasti pistäytymään!
Yago Piotto (2 years ago)
Great but kinda small
Mekki Kiesi (5 years ago)
Well, who doesn't love art museums?
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