Taidesalonki Art Gallery in Helsinki is the oldest still functioning art gallery in Finland. Leonard Bäcksbacka (1892–1963) established the gallery in 1915. The 100th anniversary exhibition in the Sinebrychoff Art Museum will be showcasing the early days of Taidesalonki and the interests of Leonard Bäcksbacka. Apart from dealing in art, the gallery also specialized in selling antiques. The curator of the exhibition is PhD Christina Bäcksbacka. She has also edited a book about the early days of Taidesalonki to be published this autumn.
The exhibition in the Sinebrychoff Art Museum forms a part of a series of exhibitions, two of which will focus on representing more recent Finnish art. The exhibitions will be open at the same time in Helsinki Art Museum HAM and in the current location of Taidesalonki gallery on Bulevardi Street in Helsinki.