Check in / out:Adult:Children:
   
Home / Sights of Helsinki / Amos Anderson Art Museum

Amos Anderson Art Museum

Excursions with Amos Anderson Art Museum

Yrjankatu 27
The Amos Anderson Art Museum in Helsinki city centre is one of the largest private art collections in Finland. Opened in 1965, it belongs to the organization Foreningen Konstsamfundet. The museum's founder was Amos Anderson (1878-1961), who owned several printing houses and Hufvudstadsbladet, Finland's largest wedish-language daily. Anderson was also a generous patron and supported the visual arts, music and theatre in Finland. His interest in antiquity and classical culture also led to the establishment of the Institutum Romanum Finlandiae at the Villa Lante, Rome. The museum is housed in what was Amos Anderson's private home, built in 1913. The building, designed by the W.G. Palmqvist and Einar Sjostrom architects' office, also functioned as the head office of Anderson's business operations. After his death, the upper floors were converted into a museum and the office on the ground floor became a hall for special exhibitions. This hall was expanded in the 1985 when the adjacent Forum shopping centre was built. During the last renovation in 1998-99 a new lift was installed and the attic was converted into an exhibition room and an auditorium. The attractive Cafe Amos and a museum shop are located on the ground floor. The Amos Anderson Art Museum specializes in 20th century Finnish art. In its acquisitions it focuses on contemporary art. Some of the works from earlier periods, such as those exhibited in the chapel, were originally part of Amos Anderson's own private collection. The Amos Anderson Art Museum arranges a large number of exhibitions on special themes, covering both contemporary and more traditional art. Most of the dozen of so special exhibitions held every year concern not only the visual arts, but applied arts, architecture and photography are also covered. The museum often invites young artists to display their works, and art from other countries, especially Scandinavia, is regularly exhibited.

Nearest hotels

Scandic Marski

Mannerheimintie 10

The hotel Scandic Hotel Marski modernized in 1999 has received wide recognition for its skilled staff and luxurious

from 120.31

per night

Show prices

Scandic Simonkentta

Simonkatu 9

Scandic Simonkentta Hotel is situated right in the city center, next to the bus station and the Forum shopping

from 0

per night

Show prices

Sokos Torni

Yrjonkatu 26

Sokos Hotel Torni is located in Helsinki city centre, close to shopping venues and the main city attractions. The

from 0

per night

Show prices

Sokos Vaakuna

Asema-aukio 2

Sokos Hotel Vaakuna is a historical hotel located in the heart of Helsinki. Finnish tradition at its best has been

from 0

per night

Show prices

Seurahuone

Kaivokatu 12

The Hotel Seurahuone Helsinki is a high class business hotel located in the heart of Helsinki, near shopping,

from 0

per night

Show prices
Sights of Helsinki