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Previous exhibitions

The Path to Hidden Knowledge 3.6 - 11.10.2020

Villa Gyllenberg’s exhibition The Path to Hidden Knowledge shed light on the importance of occultism and esotericism in Finnish art during the period 1890–1950. The experiential exhibition consisted of works not only by well-known artists but also those who have remained in the shadow of history, some of whom have rarely or never been exhibited. The exhibition featured beloved classics by the likes of Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Beda Stjernschantz, Hugo Simberg and Helene Schjerfbeck, as well as fascinating works by lesser-known artists such as Meri Genetz, Eva Törnwall-Collin, Torsten Wasastjerna, Ilona Harima and Werner von Hausen.

SCHJERFBECK - among others. The Gyllenberg Collection 15.8.2019–29.3.2020

The Gyllenberg Collection consists of ca. 400 works or art, of which 380 were purchased by Signe and Ane Gyllenberg. Nearly 150 artists are represented, and the time span is from the 17th century to the 1970s. During the autumn and winter of 2019-2020 Villa Gyllenberg displayed a selection of works from the Gyllenberg Collection, showing the diversity of the collection and reflecting Ane Gyllenberg’s interests.

Sigrid Schauman - Art as an Expression of Emotions 20.3-4.8.2019

The exhibition Sigrid Schauman – Art as an Expression of Emotions examined Sigrid Schauman’s conception of art as it appears in her paintings and art reviews. The exhibition comprised around forty of her colour- and light-oriented landscapes, sensitive nude studies and self-portraits alongside excerpts from Schauman’s reviews of works by modernists. Schauman was also open to international influences, and both her art and reviews promoted the introduction of post-impressionism and modernism in Finland.

Schauman strove to capture beauty that reflected the spiritual and often expressed her view that art is the visual embodiment of emotions.

The November Group 3.11.2018 - 24.2.2019

One of the most significant artist groups in the history of Finnish art was founded amid the unrest of the general strike of 1917: the November Group. 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the group’s first exhibition, and Villa Gyllenberg's exhibition displayed works from 1916 to 1926 by the artists Wäinö Aaltonen, Ilmari Aalto, Mikko Carlstedt, Alvar Cawén, Marcus Collin, Ragnar Ekelund, Viljo Kojo, Anton Lindforss, Alex Matson, Juho Mäkelä, Eero Nelimarkka and Tyko Sallinen.

Wäinö Aaltonen - Known and unknown 11.4-14.10.2018

An exhibition with both sculptures and paintings by the Finnish artist Wäinö Aaltonen. The exhibition was composed of both Gyllenberg foundation's works as well as works from other museums, such as the Wäinö Aaltonen museum in Turku.

Selected works from the Gyllenberg art collection 22.11.2017-25.3.2018

Works by prominent Finnish artists like Edelfelt, Gallen-Kallela and Helene Schjerfbeck were selected from the Signe and Ane Gyllenberg foundation's collection. Schjerfbeck was Ane Gyllenberg's favorite artist and we have a fair amount of her works permanently on display.

Ane Gyllenberg – A Collector’s Independence 29.03 – 29.10. 2017

The Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation celebrated the centenary of Finnish independence by organizing the exhibition Ane Gyllenberg - A Collector's Independence. In addition to the art in the Gyllenberg Collection, the exhibition included 47 key works on loan from the most important art collections in Finland.

The exhibition presented around a hundred works of art divided into four themes: Melancholic Rooms, Vierge Moderne – Modern Virgins, National Sentiments and The Child in Art.

Villa Gyllenberg opening hours

The museum is closed due to renovation.

We reopen in January 2022.