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Didrichsen Art Museum´s exhibitions, events and news

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NEW EXHIBITION: BJÖRN WECKSTRÖM – MAN, MACHINE AND JEWELLERY

The Didrichsen Art Museum’s exhibition Björn Weckström – Man, Machine and Jewellery is now open. The exhibition celebrates the multitalented artist’s long career.

 

Opening hours from September 11, 2021 to January 30, 2022:

Tue – Sun 11 am – 6 pm

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THE SCULPTURE PARK : INCREASED SURVEILLANCE

Due to increased disturbance and littering during this summer the Didrichsen Art Museum has decided to increase the surveillance in the museum’s sculpture park. The park can be visited but the museum’s courtyard and the pier are open only during the museum’s operating hours. We would also like to remind that swimming from the pier is prohibited.

 Kuva: Didrichsenin taidemuseo / Susanna Lehtinen

SUMMER IN SCULPTURE PARK 2021: BJÖRN WECKSTRÖM

Five sculptures by artist Björn Weckström are on display at the Didrichsen Art Museum's sculpture park from June 2021. Weckström's solo exhibition Man, Machine and Jewelry opens at the museum on September 11, 2021.

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 Photo: Per Olov Jansson

NEW PODCAST EPISODE AND VIDEOS PUBLISHED

To the world, Tove Jansson is mostly known as the creator of the famous Moomin characters, but she saw herself first and foremost as a painter. Our newly launched podcast episode Tove Jansson, more than the creator of Moomin, reveals fascinating, emotional and heartwarming stories from both her diverse professional and personal life. Her niece, Sophia Jansson, will take you on a journey from summertime magic in the Finnish archipelago with velvet rock pools and treeless islands to topics touching on Tove's incredible courage to be true to herself at a time when it was not always easy to be a woman in the creative field.

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Virtual guided tours our Tove Jansson exhibition are now available on our YouTube channel. Language options: Finnish (with subtitles in English) and Swedish.

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Tove Jansson: Tupakoiva tyttö, 1940, Moomin Characters Oy Ltd, Kuva / foto / photo: Yehia Eweis.

TOVE JANSSON  EXHIBITION EXTENDS UNTIL AUGUST 22, 2021!

The exhibition Tove Jansson - To paint is to be extends until August 22, 2021. The museum is currently open with special safety measures. We will inform about possible changes on this page.

Read our guidelines for a safe visit.

Bookings can also be made beforehand.

Vincent van Gogh: Self portrait, 1887, Collection Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands. Photo: Rik Klein Gotink.

45 500 VISITORS IN THE VAN GOGH EXHIBITION!

The exhibition Becoming Van Gogh has ended. Despite the pandemic the exhibition had a total of 45 500 visitors, which makes it the second most popular exhibition of the museum, after Edvard Munch – The Dance of Life in 2014. Thank you for visiting!

The museum is closed during exhibition change 1.–12.3.2021.

 

Coming on March 13, 2021: Tove Janson – To paint is to be.

Please read our updated guidelines for a safe museum visit.

In the first episode Jenny Didrichsen tells the story of the museum

THE DIDRICHSEN ART MUSEUM PODCAST

A CULTURAL OASIS IN HELSINKI

Let us transfer your mind to another time and place through our newly launched podcast.

You can listen to this podcast as a narration as you walk through the museum grounds and interiors, or as an audio experience to discover on your own time – wherever you choose to be. We hope that you enjoy it.

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Vincent van Gogh: Head of a fisherman with sou’wester, 1883.  Collection Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, the Netherlands. Photo: Rik Klein Gotink.

VAN GOGH EXHIBITION EXTENDS ONE MONTH!

The Kröller-Müller Museum has agreed on the extension of the Didrichsen's Van Gogh exhibition until February 28, 2021. The original ending date was January 31.

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GRAND EXPERIENCES IN SMALL ART MUSEUMS

A new website, SAM - Small Art Museums in Helsinki gathers together information about five art museums in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area that might be small in size but are colossal in content: Didrichsen Art Museum and Villa Gyllenberg on Kuusisaari island, the Reitz Foundation and Kirpilä Art Collections along Hesperiankatu, and the Gallen-Kallela Museum in Tarvaspää, Espoo.

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ALMOST 35 000 VISITORS IN KUUTTI LAVONEN'S EXHIBITION

The exhibition Time and Eternity of the Finnish contemporary artist Kuutti Lavonen had a total of 34 300 visitors, which makes it the fourth most popular exhibition of the museum. Thank you for visiting!

Maria Didrichsen. Photo: Iiris Markkola

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MARIA DIDRICHSEN APPOINTED NEW MUSEUM DIRECTOR 

Peter Didrichsen, who has been leading the Didrichsen Art Museum since 1992, has resigned on March 31, 2020. The Board of the Didrichsen Art Foundation has appointed Maria Didrichsen as his successor starting on April 1, 2020. Maria Didrichsen is only the third director in the 55-year history of the museum. During the years 1965–1992 Peter Didrichsen´s father and museum founder, Gunnar Didrichsen, worked as director of the museum.