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Inspired by the von Wright brothers

The theme of the Ateneum’s summer season 2020 is ‘inspiration’. The exhibition staged in the Fokus gallery looks at works by the von Wright brothers that have inspired, for example, craft enthusiasts and street fashion designers. The exhibition features 19 works and a number of sketchbooks by the von Wright brothers. Other features include Makia Clothing sketches that capture the process of designing clothes, and skateboards by Seven Inch Skateboards.

Inspired by the von Wright brothers in Ateneum’s Fokus gallery until 30 August 2020.

Photo: Mikko Ryhänen.

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Inspiration - Iconic Works exhibition catalogue

Inspiration - Iconic Works

How have international contemporary artists been inspired by the classics of European art? And why is it these works, in particular, that have become known around the world? Inspiration presents art that draws inspiration from iconic masterpieces, created by today’s most interesting artists.

An exhibition catalogue, edited by Susanna Pettersson in collaboration with Timo Huusko and Lene Wahlsten, reveals the background of the exhibition from a variety of angles and discusses why specific works have proved to be inexhaustible sources of inspiration.

Inspiration – Iconic Works at Ateneum Art Museum until 20 September 2020.

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Mad Love exhibition catalogue

Mad Love

“Come with an open mind. And crying is allowed!” This is how art collector Seppo Fränti welcomes visitors to see the collection he has been assembling for forty years. In 2017 the Helsinki-based collector donated his extensive collection to Kiasma. Mad Love takes a deep dive into Fränti’s collection and the passion that brought it into being.

The exhibition catalogue Hullu rakkaus / Galen kärlek / Mad Love highlights the exceptional composition of the Seppo Fränti Collection in which abstract minimalism meets intensely expressive art.

Mad Love – Seppo Fränti Collection at Kiasma until 10 January 2021.

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The Ateneum is Finland’s best-known art museum and the home of Finnish art. The Ateneum is home to events of all kinds: every month, we organise workshops, lectures, guided tours and clubs. Rediscover your favourite works of art and fall in love with new ones! >
Kiasma building on a sunny day


Kiasma is a contemporary art museum located in Helsinki, Finland. The museum showcases and collects art of our time. Kiasma is the perfect place to enjoy and experience art. >
Sinebrychoffi Art Museum building from street

Sinebrychoff Art Museum

The collections of the Sinebrychoff Art Museum include some of the most valuable and internationally important paintings by old European masters to be found in Finland. The unique house museum of Paul and Fanny Sinebrychoff makes up the core of the museum. >