At the grand national monument Kansallisgalleria, view international and Finnish works of art from the 18th century and beyond. This museum, opened in 1887, was named after Greek goddess Pallas Athena, who represents warfare and wisdom. Learn about Finnish art history from the likes of Albert Edelfelt, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, and other important Finnish artists. The site also houses works from famous foreign artists including Van Gogh, Rodin, and Cezanne, as well as Russian and Karelian pieces. After touring the museum, you can head to its cafe, bookshop, or reading room. Plan to visit Kansallisgalleria and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Helsinki attractions using our Helsinki travel route planning website.
Before the pandemic lockdown, we managed to see this stunning exhibition. Magnus Enckell (1870–1925) was a known Finnish symbolist painter. He was one of the most significant names during the golden.... more »
Look, art is in the beholder. I just didn’t particularly like this bunch of art. And the fact I had to shell out 15 euros, I wasn’t overly impressed. more »
This centrally located museum has Finland's oldest and largest collection of art. In addition to the beloved Finnish classics, the museum offers interesting temporary exhibitions. On our visit... more »
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