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Ateneum Art Museum

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Address: Kaivokatu 2, Helsinki 00100, Finland
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I have been to the Ateneum Art Museum about 12 times in the 7 to 8 years, and it always impresses me. The displays are well designed and very interesting, the artwork on display... read more

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Concord, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the Ateneum Art Museum about 12 times in the 7 to 8 years, and it always impresses me. The displays are well designed and very interesting, the artwork on display is both interesting, but also if you are visiting Helsinki for the first time or have been there several times before and do not know about... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 15 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.

Thank IlzeB

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