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Have a taste of Ateneum's Modern Woman -exhibition!

Modern Woman opens on February 11th 2022. The exhibition shows art works from Finnish woman artists Helene Schjerfbeck, Sigrid Schauman, Ellen Thesleff, Elga Sesemann, Hilda Flodin, Sigrid af Forselles, Gunvor Grönvik, Eila Hiltunen, Lea Ignatius, Helmi Kuusi, Laila Pullinen and Essi Renvall. 

See a selection of their art works at our web gallery!

The Kalevala Tells of Many Heroic Battles

Here Väinämöinen and Louhi, mistress of Pohjola, engage in a furious struggle for ownership of the Sampo, the magic mill of good fortune and riches. The hero characters of the Kalevala are expected to perform great and amazing deeds. The women are the cause of or reward for the heroic deeds.

Jussi Goman's portrait of a Passionate Collector

Seppo Fränti describes collecting as his life’s mission. For him, art is not an investment but a passion. His collection spans a wide spectrum of styles from powerful expressionism to subtle minimalism. In 2017 the Helsinki-based collector donated his extensive collection to Kiasma.