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Ateneum Art Museum

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Address: Kaivokatu 2, Helsinki 00100, Finland
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I was lucky enough to catch the amazing Modigliani exhibit. This exhibit alone was worth the trip, but the museum is definitely a must.

Reviewed 7 April 2017
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

This national art gallery has only a limited number of works by internationally known artists. Moreover it could be better curated in order to be more interesting for a non-Finnish audience.

Thank Gunnar G
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

I was lucky enough to catch the amazing Modigliani exhibit. This exhibit alone was worth the trip, but the museum is definitely a must.

Thank LARA M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Went to Ateneum as part of a "trio" of art museums in Helsinki (the other two being HAM and Kiasma). To our delight, we found that Ateneum had a Modigliani-exhibition on. It was excellent! Also, the permanent works are really worth seing. The museum is in an older buidling and has some nice art deco-ish elements. There is a café... More 

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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Centrally located at the Railway Square Art Museum Ateneum is one of those places where you can visit always. There is a permanent exhibition of well-known painters but always changing exhibitions like this time Tuulikki Pietilä and collections of a private collector Tuomo Seppo. Tuulikki Pietilä's mainly graphics were refreshing and very skillfully done - a real surprise. Why haven't... More 

Thank Maari100
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

We had a private tour by the art gallery guide. She was fantastic! You see the paintings in a new way.

Thank Hyasintti
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

A great museum, we really enjoyed how it was organized - we learned about Finnish art and artists and the history and legends of this fabulous country and the different influences ... yet nothing was boring or stodgy, all well presented and showcased. I especially enjoyed the Karelian art and the special exhibit on the historical Japanese influence on Finnish... More 

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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Visit to Ateneum for special collection of Finnish artists with plenty of beautiful paintings. Also visited traditional collection to see painters from golden age. Ateneum building is also very beautiful with full of classic details.

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Haven't expected to see such a great art. Finish art definitely surprised me. The top of visit is the workshop area, super easy and fun to create your own souvenir from the trip!

Thank Kristýna M
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Must see museum for those who are interested in art. Museums gives impression how Finish art has developed. Also it is worth to see Tuomo Seppo collection. I was amazed how teacher can gather such a collection.

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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Ateneum has a fabulous collection of Finnish art with some master pieces from the so called golden age ( same period as the "gulalder" in Denmark) , like e.g. Albert Edelfeldt or Hugo Simberg. If you like classic art, this is a must-see when visiting Helsinki .

Thank TheFlyingSuitcase

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