Ateneum

April 1, 2016
#HelsinkiSecret Residence: Judith & Robert premium
From the beginning of 2016, the #HelsinkiSecret Residence serves as a base for international social media influencers reporting from the city center of Helsinki. The #HelsinkiSecret Residence is an initiative by Visit Helsinki and represents a globally unique form of city marketing utilizing social media. The residence comprises a studio apartment in the city center […]
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February 19, 2016
Helsinki museums: 3 shops & cafés not to miss premium
Yes, there are quite a few museums on a map of Helsinki. And, yes, each of them is worth a hasteless tour on Sunday afternoon. However, there are some proven ways to benefit from the museum visit without entering exhibition space. Think of shopping and a hearty lunch.   Contemporary Art Museum Kiasma – attention: […]
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February 12, 2016
Guest Blogger Interview: Ksenia Kosheleva premium
Tell us something about yourself: what do you do, what do you like, what kind of hobbies do you have? I am Saint Petersburg-raised and Helsinki-based journalist with a serious crash on art and travel writing – now I run Art & Food columns for Pro Helsinki. In between staring at the computer screen, I […]
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January 29, 2016
#HelsinkiSecret Residence: Jiajia & Tina premium
From the beginning of 2016, the #HelsinkiSecret Residence serves as a base for international social media influencers reporting from the city center of Helsinki. The #HelsinkiSecret Residence is an initiative by Visit Helsinki and represents a globally unique form of city marketing utilizing social media. The residence comprises a studio apartment in the city center […]
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May 29, 2015
Hurry up! Last weekend of Art Menu: Ateneum + Salve premium
Photographer Ismo Hölttö’s (born 1940) exhibition at Finnish National Gallery Ateneum showcases locals of Helsinki in their own living environments in the 60s. As a goldsmith, Hölttö photographed his home town Helsinki whenever he could: buildings, courtyards and street views. At the same time, you can enjoy the Ismo Hölttö themed Art Menu at legendary restaurant […]
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January 27, 2015
Top 5 Art Hints by Visit Helsinki premium
  Sculptures at Kamppi Metro Station Do you miss the sculpture Bad Bad Boy that was staying at the Market Square looking quite embarrassed while he was pissing in the water? The  8-metre-high statue was there  last summer during the Helsinki Festival and it was made by Finnish sculptor Tommi Toija. He had also an […]
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November 18, 2014
Sibelius and the World of Art in Ateneum Art Museum 17.10.2014-22.3.2015 premium
Jean Sibelius is probably the most well-known Finnish composer and next year there will be celebrated 150th anniversary of his birth in Finland. I visited Ateneum Art Museum, in which there has been opened the jubileum exhibition of the art of his era in October. The exhibition is worth to visit, it offers a versatile […]
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July 4, 2014
Tove 100 yrs Jubilee Year Top 5 premium
1. Tove Jansson exhibition Work and Love at Ateneum Art Museum Tove was much more than only the creator of Moomin characters – first of all she was artist, illustrator, caricaturist and writer. The exhibition showcases all the aspects of her career. 2. Tove’s Helsinki Helsinki was Tove’s home town and she loved the view over the […]
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June 27, 2014
Happy times in Helsinki – top 5 destinations for families premium
The green Helsinki mascot Helppi has been busy making a new brochure for families called Happy times in Helsinki. Our family took a look on it choosing new interesting attractions to visit beside our old favourite spots. Here are our new favourites from each category: 1. Say hello to my wild friends! – The Finnish […]
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March 20, 2014
Tove Jansson Jubilee Exhibition at Ateneum – Work and Love premium
This year, it’s the 100th anniversary of the birth of  Tove Jansson (1914-2001). She’s known especially for the Moomin characters, but she had also a versatile career as a painter, illustrator and writer. Ateneum’s exhibition covers all the periods in Tove Jansson’s career which started at the 1930s and spanned five decades. The exhibition also […]
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January 20, 2014
Restaurant Kappeli’s Art Menu “On the shores of the lake” combines food and art premium
I’m sitting in the grand dining hall in restaurant Kappeli, next to its glazed walls. I can’t help but watch the beautiful statues of the Esplanade Park. The Esplanade Park is not called Helsinki’s catwalk for no reason, it surely is one of the most stunning parks in town! Many people don’t know or notice […]
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December 13, 2013
Rafael Wardi in the Ateneum Art Museum 12.12.2013-2.3.2014 premium
Rafael Wardi (born 1928) has had an exceptionally long career spanning over 60 years, and he remains active to this day. He’s known for his colourful paintings and the portrait of President Tarja Halonen made in 2002 is among the most famous ones. Wardi’s work is not restricted to visual arts, however, he has also […]
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May 6, 2013
Treasures of the Palace – Art from the Presidential Palace, Ateneum Art Museum 12.4.-1.9.2013 premium
The exhibition Treasures of the Palace that opened on the 12th of April at the Ateneum Art Museum is presenting the art collection and certain artefacts from the Presidential Palace, which is currently undergoing renovation. Besides paintings and sculptures, the exhibition includes also furniture, chandeliers, tableware and a replica of the presidential office. The art […]
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