Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation is a member of the Association of Finnish Fine Arts Foundations (Suomalaisten taidesäätiöiden yhdistys - STSY).

What STSY?

The aim of the association is to promote and familiarize the public with Finnish and international art at home and abroad, to support art as a leisure pursuit, and to further art historical research.

The association organizes exhibitions, in which works from the Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation's collection are frequently displayed.

The sea takes, the sea brings 6.6-20.10.2019

The summer exhibition at the Ostrobothnian Museum (in Vasa) examines the role of the sea in art and cultural history.

The sea is constant on the Finnish coastline and in the archipelagos. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the sea offered livelihood, profession and a thoroughfare. At the same time, sea was unpredictable and could take away as fast as it had given.

The sea was also a symbol of movement and change. Ships transported goods and people, as well as new thoughts, ideas and influences. Throughout centuries, waterways have connected Finland to the Baltic region, continental Europe and even more faraway lands.

There are over 70 works of art from the mid-1800s to the 1950s on display in the Ostrobothnian Museum. During this time, Finland slowly moved from a rural to a more urban society. On the coast, cities with active ports and many languages and cultures rose next to small fishing communities. Both traditional lifestyle and modern phenomena are present in the works of the exhibition and the subjects they portray. The exhibition is organised in cooperation with the Association of Finnish Fine Arts Foundations (STSY ry).

The following three pieces from Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation Art Collection are on display:
Albert Edelfelt: Boys Playing, 1884
Jalmari Ruokokoski: Dock Workers, 1909
Sakari Tohka: The Storm, 1935

Learn more about the exhibition.

Villa Gyllenberg opening hours

Wed 14-19
Sat 12-17
Sun 12-17

Group bookings by e-mail

Admission fee
Adults 10 €
Reduced admission (pensioners and students) 8 €
Under 18 / Over 75 0 €
With the Museum Card
Public transport
Buses 510, 552.