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Art Museum Ateneum

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"The Ateneum Art Museum is a must-visit for any art enthusiast venturing to Helsinki, Finland. It boasts the title of Finland's oldest and largest art museum, housing an impressive collection of over 20,00collants (works of art) spanning centuries. Established in 1887, the Ateneum has meticulously curated a collection that chronicles the evolution of Finnish art. From captivating paintings and sculptures to thought-provoking prints and drawings, the museum offers a comprehensive exploration of Finnish artistic expression. Here, you'll find works by venerated Finnish masters like Albert Edelfelt, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, and Helene Schjerfbeck, alongside pieces by contemporary Finnish talents. While Finnish art takes center stage, the Ateneum's collection extends beyond the nation's borders. International artistic movements are well represented, with works by European masters like Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, and Edgar Degas gracing the museum walls. This diverse collection allows visitors to appreciate the artistic influences that have shaped Finnish art over the centuries. The Ateneum's grand halls provide a stunning backdrop for the vast collection. However, the curatorial team doesn't rest on its laurels. Thematic exhibitions are rotated regularly, ensuring a fresh perspective on the permanent collection and introducing visitors to new and exciting artistic movements."
"This museum focuses on Finnish National Romantic Art and Classical Art from the 19th and 20th centuries. The museum is big and I spent over 4 hours on my first visit and I didn't even see everything I wanted to see, so plan accordingly! I would read up on some of the main artists from this period as well as Finnish folklore to better understand the artwork you experience there. As of 2024, it will be cheaper to buy the entrance ticket online than at the ticket office so keep that in mind! Opening hours from 2024 Monday CLOSED Tuesday–Friday 10–20 Saturday–Sunday 10–17 Standard admission at the ticket office €22 Standard admission online €20 Discounted admission €12 Under 18-year-olds €0 Free for: Museum Card holders CIMAM ICOM Press Card holders Helsinki Card holders Kaikukortti holders"
"Remarkable display of Finnish art and culture"

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