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Gyllenberg’s art collection

"The works of Finnish artists make up a notable portion of our art collection. Helene Schjerfbeck has especially been given a predominant place in the collection, and she has more paintings in it than any other artist. Foreign art – old masters – are represented by individual pieces from the 1500 and 1700 periods"

— Ane Gyllenberg

Signe and Ane Gyllenberg wanted to have beautiful pieces of art surrounding them, pieces that opened one’s view. Their collection is comprised of paintings, sculptures, graphic art, and other artworks that were done between 1920 and 1960. The couple wanted their collection to be available for viewing by the public and, therefore, gave it to the Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation, to be maintained in the Villa Gyllenberg art museum. The art collection, the original furnishings of Signe and Ane’s home, and the beautiful nature of the surroundings form a harmonious ensemble.

The art collection of the Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation includes Finnish art that is well represented by Isak Wacklin’s Portrait of a Man (1756) and Juhani Linnovara’s surrealistic paintings, done in the 1960s. The golden age of Finnish art and modernism is well represented also. The more than 30 paintings of Helen Schjerfbeck form the museum’s biggest collection of an individual artist.

The museum’s collection also contains older European art of the 1500s and 1700s, as well as some older oriental artworks.

The art collection of Signe and Ane Gyllenberg includes about 400 pieces of art, and new pieces are acquired from time to time.

Villa Gyllenberg opening hours

The museum is closed due to renovation.

We reopen in January 2022.