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Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki

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3.9/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
Amos Anderson Art Museum is a museum in Helsinki, Finland. It is the largest private art museum in Finland.HistoryThe museum was founded by Amos Anderson, the owner of the Swedish-language Hufvudstadsbladet newspaper and a patron of the arts. In 1913, Anderson commissioned architects W. G. Palmqvist and Einar Sjöström to design a building on Yrjönkatu. The building would function as both Anderson's private living quarters and office space for his businesses. After Anderson's death in 1961, the building was converted into a museum which opened its doors to the public in 1965.Collections and exhibitionsAmos Anderson Art Museum's collections include primarily 20th-century art, with some of the oldest works originally belonging to Amos Anderson's personal collection. The museum has paintings by Francesco Bassano (Adoration of the Magi), Paul Signac, Louis Valtat, Roger Fry, Alfred Finch (View of Fiesöle), Ragnar Ekelund, Magnus Enckell, Eero Nelimarkka, Tyko Sallinen, Tove Jansson (Fantasy), and the Swedish painter Palm. In its acquisitions the museum concentrates on contemporary art.
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  • A great location in a nice Art Museum. Students particularly useful (only in 2e). Film noir themed participatory Museum experience operating model was fun to and functionally connected to the art collection.
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  • I came across one of the most intriguing and creative exhibits ever in a museum. One of the curators has arranged art to depict a fictional murder story that takes place in Helsinki in the 1930s. Ther...  read more »
  • This is a quite small museum with a relatively conservative collection. Modern art too modern for my taste. Allow two hours. 
  • Loved it! First of all, museum offers a lot of interaction - you are invited to participate in a competition, challenge or a quiz to get a prize (e.g. ticket for another visit, or a book). There are 9 floors in the museum. Enjoyed an exhibition about neo-impressionists: well-explained and presented. Another exhibition - a crime to solve. With a guidebook you are offered to solve a murder of a girl. Interesting concept, weird story.
  • Awesome place! Very interesting Art Museum in heart of Helsinki!
  • I enjoyed the visit, some good pieces
  • Small gallery, but worth a visit if you are staying locally. I was fortunate to get a quick pre-peak view of the Jean Tiguey exhibition (March 2014 - May 2014), which is worth going to see, this would have enhanced my overall experience, but I had to leave.
  • 规模比较小但是展品水准很高
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