New audiences continue to find Finland’s number one painter, Helene Schjerfbeck
Early in 2020, record-breaking attendance at Helsinki’s Ateneum Art Museum and the release of a feature film signalled that artist Helene Schjerfbeck is getting much-deserved attention from audiences of all ages. We talk with actor Laura Birn and curator Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff.
Finnish museums step up their online game to meet demand
Unable to invite visitors onto their premises, Finnish museums are taking to their websites and social media to meet the demand for beauty, inspiration and ideas, bringing audiences everything from video art to VR guided tours. Here are some of our favourites.
We’re all in this together: First Helsinki Biennial highlights ties between nature and humans
People who take the 20-minute ferry to the island of Vallisaari in summer 2021 can connect with art and nature at the first-ever Helsinki Biennial. Digital material is on offer if corona-related restrictions or geography prevent you from attending in person.
Finnish museum brilliantly leverages the art of Donald Duck
See how Donald Duck became a vehicle for attracting new museum visitors to explore the world of art, beginning with Finnish classics, and find out why he’s so important to the Finns. (Article includes slideshow.)