Spend a Day at the Gallen-Kallela Museum

Posted by North South Travel Blogger · Aug 16 · in Finland · about Sightseeing

The Gallen-Kallela Museum in Finland offers artistic insight into Finnish culture.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela is Finland’s national artist, who during his lifetime, painted many frescoes and over 150 expressionist oil-paintings, and also created various other works of art. He is renowned in this country, and his castle-like atelier home, built 1911-13, is the site of the Gallen-Kallela museum, dedicated to his works.

The museum, changing 2 to 3 times a year, has exhibitions with varying themes, offering fresh compilations of the works of Gallen-Kallela. It is open everyday from 11am to 6pm, and they also feature guided tours in English at 2pm on the first Saturday of the month. They are closed during change of the exhibitions.

The collections of the Gallen-Kallela Museum present the artist's rich and varied oeuvre: paintings, drawings, graphics, sculpture, posters, photographs and works of applied art, in addition to his personal effects and documents. The museum also tells about Gallen-Kallela's colourful life and friends.

The museum's archives contain an index of Gallen-Kallela's oeuvre, collections of photographs and transparencies, correspondence and press clippings. There is also Gallen-Kallela's family library and the museum foundation's reference library on art of the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. The archives serve researchers, students and the media, and material is loaned for educational purposes.

Visit this museum to get an insight into Finnish culture and art. Learn about Finland;s national artist, his life and see exhibitions of his work.

 

Book your trip to Finland today, and visit the Gallen-Kallela Museum!

Please, Signup or Login first to write a comment

I want to go to: