Sibelius and the World of Art

Helsinki’s Ateneum Art Museum is mounting a special exhibition to mark the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

The exhibition explores the links between the composer’s work and the art scene of his time, covering Sibelius’s youth and his international breakthrough, fantasies and myths about the famous composer, as well as his symphonic landscapes and nature motifs. The portraits in the exhibition show us the composer both as a young genius and as the subject of the unique Sibelius Monument of the late 1960s.

The exhibition runs from 17th October 2014 until 22nd March 2015, and is produced by the Ateneum Art Museum in collaboration with the Ainola Foundation. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue in Finnish, Swedish and English.

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