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Amos Anderson Art Museum is the largest private art museum in Finland. The museum is housed in Amos Anderson's private home (built in 1913) , which also functioned as the head quarters of Anderson's business operations. After his death, the house was converted into a modern museum. Amos Anderson Art Museum is known for its diverse and varied exhibition programme and extensive collection of modern art, of which a choice selection is permanently on display.
The Ateneum Art Museum houses the largest collections of art and governs over 20,000 works of art. The collection of paintings and sculptures includes over 4300 works by Finnish artists, and over 650 foreign works of art, including Van Gogh, Gauguin, Edvard Munch, Degas, Signac and Morandi.
Desigmuseum is a specialist museum in Finland that selects and maintains a design collection; it is responsible for research and documentation in its field, and for holding exhibitions on design history and contemporary products. The museum also organizes international exhibitions on Finnish art and design. The museum building was designed in 1894 by architect Gustaf Nyström.
The Didrichsen Art Museum is the result of a love of art. All pieces are bought by Marie-Louise and Gunnar Didrichsen together. It was important to them that they both liked the artworks. The collection consists of Finnish art from the 20th century among others Edelfelt, Cawén, Schjerfbeck, Särestöniemi, Linnovaara, Hiltunen and Pullinen. In the modern international art collection there are works by: Picasso, Kandinsky, Miró, Léger, Moore, Giacometti and Arp.
A lively cultural centre and meeting place, Kiasma is the place for pleasure and experience. The main aim of the pioneering museum is to provide all an easy and unforgettable access to the vibrant world of contemporary art. Successful in its mission, Kiasma is the most popular museum in Finland with its 200 000 annual visitors! The name derives from ’chiasm’, which stands for an intersection, particularly the crossing of optic nerves.
The Sinebrychoff Art Museum is Finland’s only museum specialising in old European art. The Permanent Collection includes Finland’s most valuable and internationally significant paintings by Old Masters.
At the heart of the museum is the ‘Interior Museum’, which presents the home of Fanny and Paul Sinebrychoff as it was during the 1910s. The Sinebrychoff Art Museum holds a couple of major exhibitions each year, and these will be linked also to museum pedagogy.
Since its opening in 1928, this art exhibition hall has been known for its ability to attract and host excellent shows featuring contemporary fine arts, architecture, photography and applied arts made by individuals and groups of Finnish and international artists. The hall itself is revered as a fine example of 1920s Neo-Classic architecture in Finland. Kunsthalle is especially receptive to shows by young, promising Finnish artists who work with various media.