Upcoming exhibitions

Life Under Threat: Intersections of art and science


In May, a new section will open in the Life Under Threat exhibition. It will examine the points of intersection between art and science in different times and from various perspectives. A travelogue that belongs to the A. E. Nordenskiöld (1832−1901) collection of the National Library of Finland, demonstrates our curiosity and sense of adventure. The book, printed in Amsterdam in 1710, describes an expedition to Svalbard and Greenland made in 1671. Some animal and plant studies from the 16th century to our times are also on display. Film by Sanna Kannisto (b. 1974) shows a genuine encounter between the artist and birds, while offering the viewer an unreal yet enchanting nature experience. The new selection of works is an intriguing addition to the themes presented by the artworks on show on the first floor of the exhibition.

Theodoor van Hoytema: Storks. Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Nina Pätilä.

Tiepolo − Venice in the North

17.9.2020 – 10.1.2021

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770), Antonius Leading Cleopatra on Board. Statens Museum for Kunst.