Private Tour of “Independent Visions: Helene Schjerfbeck and Her Contemporaries from The Collection of Ateneum, Finnish National Gallery”

June 14, 2017
6–7 p.m.
The American-Scandinavian Foundation
Scandinavia House
58 Park Ave., NYC
$15 General Admission
Free for AFA Members


Private tour of Independent Visions: Helene Schjerfbeck and Her Contemporaries, from the Collection of Ateneum, Finnish National Gallery, an exhibition that presents fifty-five works by four celebrated Finnish female artists: Helene Schjerfbeck, Sigrid Schauman, Ellen Thesleff, and Elga Sesemann. Sharing the experience of traveling and studying in France and Italy while maintaining strong attachments to their home country of Finland, these artists that remain relatively unknown to American audiences, reveal the excitement and turbulence of late 19th and early 20th centuries.

This tour will offer a preview of the work of two artists, Helene Schjerfbeck and Ellen Thesleff, also included in the AFA’s upcoming exhibition, Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900, that begins its national tour at the Denver Museum of Art on October 22, 2017.


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