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Ateneum Art Museum

Ateneum Art Museum

Ateneum Art Museum

Ateneum Art Museum (Kaivokatu 2, Helsinki) – this museum (the national gallery of Finland) displays a broad collection of contemporary paintings and other artwork, with special emphasis on Finnish artists Akseli Gallen-Kallela and Hugo Simberg. The Simberg cabinet offers the chance to view the artist’s infrequently exhibited gouache and watercolor paintings. Precisely adjusted lighting conditions allow these light-sensitive works to be presented as part of the collection display for the first time. Its status as a national gallery requires the Ateneum Art Museum to lend its works to other museums in Finland and abroad, and this is one of the reasons why the selection of works on display in Ateneum varies to some extent. Admission: €12 (general), €10 (discount – seniors, unemployed), free for children under 18. Hours: 10 am – 6 pm (Tues. & Fri.), 10 am – 8 pm (Wed., Thurs.), 11 am – 5 pm (Sat. & Sunday)