Ateneum Art Museum


The Ateneum Art Museum is home to half of the original Ateneum Collection. The museum was founded in 1990 after government administration split the Ateneum collection into two museums: The Ateneum Art Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Prior to its division, the collection contained more than 20,000 pieces, most of which were prints and drawings. The Ateneum features Finnish art from the Gustavian period of the 18th Century through the 1950s modernist movement. The collections are housed on the second and third floors of the Ateneum building. Along with Finnish art, the collection boasts items of international art including works by Vincent van Gogh, Fernand Leger, Marc Chagall, and Paul Cezanne. Producing extensive exhibitions of Finnish art each year, the Ateneum Art Museum adds to its collection annually. Purchases are made through the support of the Friends of Ateneum. The museum features films, videos, concerts, guided tours, and other special events. It is also home to an auditorium. The building's facility can be rented out for large gatherings. Today the museum hosts the largest collection of art in Finland. It is opened to the public Tuesday through Sunday. Individuals 18 and younger are admitted free of charge. Visitors can enjoy the museum's bookstore and cafè.





Ateneum Art Museum Kaivokatu 2
00100 Helsinki, Finland

+358 (0)9 1733 6401
+358 (0)9 1733 6403


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