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The Tikanoja Art Museum
Hovioikeudenpuistikko 4
65100 Vaasa Finland
Phone +358 6 325 3916
Fax +358 6 325 3918
tikanoja.info@vaasa.fi

Admission

Tickets (1.1.2014 onwards)
5 € Adults
3 € Students, seniors
7 / 5 € Combined ticket to Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art and to the Tikanoja Art Museum at the same day
4 € Group visitor (more than 10 people)
Free for visitors under 18

Special exhibition:
7 € Adults
5 € Students, seniors
9 / 6 € Combined ticket to Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art and to the Tikanoja Art Museum at the same day
6 € Group visitor (more than 10 people)
Free for visitors under 18

Special exhibition:
On the Shores of the Lake - Tuusula Artist Community 8.3.-1.6.2014

Open hours

Tuesday—Sunday:
10 AM to 4 PM
Closed on Mondays

Easter 2014:
Thu 17.4. Closed
Fri 18.4. Closed
Sat 19.4. Open
Sun 20.4. Open

Guided tours

Bookings +358 40 356 4870 (Tue-Fri 10 AM - 1 PM)
Fees (during opening hours)
30 € / group (Tuesday-Friday)
50 € / group (Saturday-Sunday)

Personnel

(The Tikanoja Art Museum and Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art)
E-mail: firstname.lastname@vaasa.fi

Administration and finance

Museum Director Pamela Andersson
(1.1.-31.12.2014)
tel. +358 6 325 3922

mobile +358 40 161 9892
Museum Director Selma Green
(Acting Museum Director at the Osthrobotnian Museum 1.1.-31.12.2014)
mobile +358 40 687 4694
Museum Administrator Heli Stenbacka
tel. +358 6 325 3923
Museum Registrar Anniina Pääkkönen
tel. +358 6 325 3928
mobile +358 40 1768 768
Press Officer Pauliina Pääkkönen
tel. +358 6 325 3924
mobile +358 40 192 3891

Exhibitions

Curator Riina Peltonen
tel. +358 6 325 3917
mobile +358 40 353 7377
Curator Pamela Andersson
(acting Museum Director 1.1-31.12.2014)
substitute Julia Svarvar
tel. +358 6 325 3927
Educational Curator Jenni Niemi (on leave until 31.8.2014)
substitute Johanna Kull
mobile +358 40 184 9250

Customer Service

Museum Service Assistant (Museum Shop) Maiju Nyqvist-Alho
(on leave until 22.12.2015)
substitute Minna Perälä
mobile + 358 40 183 1288
Museum Service Assistant (Guided tours) Salla Mällinen
mobile + 358 40 356 4870
Expedition guard Joona Ekroos
mobile +358 400 789 888

Technical Staff

Technician Juhani Pukkinen

mobile +358 40 520 3564
Technician Matti Raudaskoski
mobile +358 40 520 3563

Press

Image bank for the press

Welcome to the Tikanoja Art Museum

The museumThe Tikanoja Art Museum is the previous home of Mr. Frithjof Tikanoja (1877-1964), a well known businessman in Vaasa. Mr. Tikanoja had fallen in love with fine arts in the late 1910s and immediately started collecting paintings and drawings. The art museum was founded when Mr. Tikanoja donated his art collection to the city in 1951.

The Tikanoja collection is especially famous for its international section containing works e.g. by Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. The collection also includes Finnish art from the 19th and 20th centuries. Traditional masters, such as Albert Edelfelt, Axel Gallen-Kallela, Maria Wiik and Tyko Sallinen are included in the collection as well as younger artists.

Mr. Tikanoja also acted as a patron for the painter Eemu Myntti. His art in the 1920s was against the traditional and widely accepted Finnish art policy because he enjoyed working in the French expressionistic style.

The Tikanoja Art Museum arranges several exhibitions annually, based on both national and international themes of interest. During the special exhibitions the artworks from the Tikanoja collection are not on display. The Art Museum is also the location for chamber concerts.

Exhibitions and events 2014:

During the special exhibitions the artworks from the Tikanoja collection are not on display.

 

ON THE SHORES OF THE LAKE - Tuusula Artist Community

8 March - 1 June 2014 at the Tikanoja Art Museum

Around the turn of the 20th century, an artist community grew on the eastern shore of Lake Tuusula when a number of leading representatives of Finnish cultural life moved to live and work there with their families: the writer Juhani Aho and the artist Venny Soldan-Brofeldt, the composer Jean Sibelius, the painters Eero Järnefelt and Pekka Halonen, and the poet J. H. Erkko.

The exhibition presents the life of the community through the works of the artists who lived on the shores of Lakes Tuusula: how it was to live and work beside the lake and how the environment inspired the artists. The exhibition explores the exceptional lifestyle and art of the artists and friends during a culturally and politically interesting period.

The exhibition is produced by the Ateneum Art Museum. The exhibition is curated by Riitta Konttinen and Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff.

Image: Pekka Halonen: From the garden, 1913. Finnish National Gallery. Photo: Kirsi Halkola.


EVENTS IN THE EXHIBITION ON THE SHORES OF THE LAKE

8 March - 1 June 2014 at the Tikanoja Art Museum

Guided tours that are open for the public and included in the price of admission will be organised on Sundays at 2 pm in Finnish and at 1 pm in Swedish. Guided tours for groups are available by appointment.

Art Rendezvous offers lectures. On Wednesday, 7 May 2014 at 3 pm a lecture will be given by  Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff, Chief Curator of the Ateneum Art Museum and the curator of the exhibition

Day for Families: Saturday 17 May 2014 will be a special day for families. Guided tours and workshops at 12 am in Finnish and at 2 pm in Swedish.

Image: Pekka Halonen: Tomatoes, 1913. Finnish National Gallery. Photo: Hannu Pakarinen.


AUDIO GUIDE TO THE EXHIBITION ON THE SHORES OF THE LAKE

8 March - 1 June 2014 at the Tikanoja Art Museum

You can enrich your visit to the exhibition On the Shores of the Lake by an audio guide. The audioguide was devised by Riitta Konttinen, curator of the exhibition and expert on the Lake Tuusula artist community.

The audio guide can be listened to beside each work using headsets at the Tikanoja Art Museum. The exhibition is produced by the Ateneum Art Museum. Audio guides can also be listened to freely on the Ateneum Art Museum’s website.

Image: Eero Järnefelt: Girl reading, 1909. Finlands National Gallery.

 

COLLECTOR'S HEART
Frithjof Tikanoja and his collection

14 June - 17 August 2014 at the Tikanoja Art Museum

 


 



THE SJÄHLÖ9 GROUP

30 August - 23 November 2014 at the Tikanoja Art Museum

 

 




BOTHNIA BIENNALE

9 September - 19 October 2014 at the Tikanoja Art Museum, Garden House

 

 



 

SURREAL ILLUSIONISM
Photographic Fantasies of the Early 20th Century

13 December 2014 - 5 April 2014 at the Tikanoja Art Museum

 

 



 


Artwork at the top of the page: Nature Morte by Henri Matisse (portion). The Tikanoja Art Museum.