Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki

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The Amos Anderson Art Museum is an art museum in Helsinki, Finland. It is the largest private art museum in Finland. The museum is currently situated on Yrjönkatu, with a subterrananian annex, known as Amos Rex, under construction beneath Lasipalatsi. The extension is scheduled to open in 2018.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 exhibitionsThe Amos 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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  • This museum primarily shows how the post-impressionist period inspired contemporary Finnish artists. It had a special exhibition on two floors which was closed shortly before our visit. And the museum...  more »
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