Situated in the city center of Helsinki, the Ateneum Art Museum, which was opened in 1888 shows extensive exhibitions of Finnish and international art. The collection contains highlights of Finnish art from the Golden age (1880-1910) as well as Scandinavian, European and Russian art.
For my virtual gallery, I have chosen a group of works from our own collections, complemented by art from other Nordic galleries. I hope my selection will convey the special light and colours of the north, the beauty of our bright summer nights, and the characteristic atmosphere of the Nordic winter. -Maija Tanninen-Matttila, Museum Director