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The Tikanoja Art Museum
Hovioikeudenpuistikko 4
65100 Vaasa Finland
Phone +358 40 182 8702
Fax +358 6 317 1046
tikanoja.info@vaasa.fi

Admission

Tickets
7 € Adults
5 € Students, seniors, group visitors (more than 10 people)
12 / 9 € Combined ticket at the same day (Vaasa City museums)
Free for visitors under 18

Open hours

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

Guided tours

Bookings +358 40 356 4870 (Tue-Fri 10 AM - 3 PM)
Fees (during opening hours)
30 € / group (Tuesday-Friday)
50 € / group (Saturday-Sunday)

Personnel

(Vaasa City museums)
E-mail: firstname.lastname@vaasa.fi

Acting Museum Director
Selma Green
Koulukatu 2
+358 6 325 3780 
+358 40 687 4694

Exhibition operations:

Head of  Exhibitions
Riina Peltonen
Sisäsatama
+358 40 182 8702

Curator
Magdalena Lindroos
+358 40 704 0194


Curator
Anna Franck
Sisäsatama
+358 40 672 5415

Collection operations:

Head of Collections
Auli Jämsänen
Koulukatu 2
+358 40 764 4125

Trainee
Saara-Maija Pesonen
Museokatu 3
+358 40 153 5144

Collection assistant
Lisbeth Knif
Koulukatu 2
+358 40 161 9892

Digitizer
Nina Takala
Koulukatu 2
+358 40 487 9233

Curator
Kimmo Vatanen
Koulukatu 2
+358 6 325 3793
+358 40 180 6195

Researcher
Minna Vihla
Koulukatu 2
+358 40 707 5126

Curator
Kati Lehtinen
Koulukatu 2
+358 40 576 3780

Audience development work:

Head of Audience Development
Jenni Niemi
Sisäsatama
+358 40 184 9250

Concierge
Joona Ekroos
Hovioikeudenpuistikko 4
+358 400 789 888

Museum Educator
Kukka-Maaria Kallio
Pikkukatu 1
+358 40 483 0410

Manager of Museum Services
Salla Mällinen
Sisäsatama
+ 358 40 356 4870

Manager of Museum Services
Maiju Nyqvist-Alho
Hovioikeudenpuistikko 4
+358 40 183 1288

Manager of Museum Services
Jenni Ojalainen
(on leave until August 31, 2015)
Manager of Museum Services
Solveig Pått
Museokatu 3
+358 6 325 3800
+358 40 861 1097

Museum and Exhibition Technician
Matti Raudaskoski
Hovioikeudenpuistikko 4
+358 40 520 3563

Productions

Head of  Production
Anniina Pääkkönen
Sisäsatama
+ 358 40 176 8768

Researcher
Helena Jern

Koulukatu 2
+358 40 538 3796

Museum and Exhibition Technician
Erkki Kormano
Museokatu 3
+358 40 703 8033

Conservator, furniture
Sari Nordlund
Museokatu 3
+358 40 166 2084

Museum and Exhibition Technician 
Juhani Pukkinen
Hovioikeudenpuistikko 4
+358 40 520 3564

Art Conservator
Sari Tuomio
Museokatu 3
+358 40 836 8345

Exhibition Technician
Björn Wargh
Senaatinkatu 1
+358 40 740 6101

Project Coordinator
Anni Tuominen
Koulukatu 2
+358 40 487 6549

Regional operations and official functions

Provincial Museum Researcher
Kaj Höglund
Koulukatu 2
+358 400 669 039

Regional Art Museum Researcher
Jaakko Linkamo
Koulukatu 2
+358 400 803 786

Building Researcher
Outi Orhanen
>Koulukatu 2
+358 40 531 3918

Provincial Archaeologist
Pentti Risla
Koulukatu 2
+358 40 702 8199 

Support services

Financial Secretary
Johanna Laitinen   
Koulukatu 2
+358 6 325 3788

Clerk
Sofie Sundell
Koulukatu 2
+358 6 325 3781


Press

Image bank for the press

Press release Art collection of Doctor “million” H.F. Antell / PDF

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.

The Tikanoja Art Museum brochure


CURRENT EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

Please note that during special exhibitions the artworks from the Tikanoja collection are not on display.

Paris 1894: Finnish Artists in the Circle of Gauguin and Strindberg

2 June - 1 October 2017

The exhibition Paris 1894: Finnish Artists in the Circle of Gauguin and Strindberg will explore the journey of the Gauguin’s Noa Noa woodcuts to Frithjof Tikanoja’s art collection through the story of the Finnish artist Ester Kumlin and her studies in Paris.

The exhibition will focus on the generation of Nordic artists present around 1894 in Paris in the circle of Paul Gauguin and August Strindberg. The impulse they received from these meetings will be recalled with paintings and decorative art preserved in museums and private collections. Through the journey of the Gauguin’s Noa Noa woodcuts to Finland and Sweden, where they eventually became part of Frithjof Tikanoja's and Nationalmuseum's collection, the exhibition will connect dots between artists such as Pekka Halonen, Väinö Blomstedt, Werner von Hausen, Olof Sager-Nelson, Magnus Enckell, Wilho Sjöström, Bruno Aspelin, Ester Kumlin and Fanny Låstbom. Their study trip to Paris had turned into a life-time experience in the height of Symbolism.

The exhibition “Paris 1894: Finnish Artists in the Circle of Gauguin and Strindberg” will display art works and archive material from this time period from mainly Nordic artists in addition Gauguin’s woodcuts.

The exhibition produced by The Tikanoja Art Museum and the curator of the exhibition is Art Historian Laura Gutman.

Paul Gauguin, Noa-Noa-series, 1893, wood cut. Picture: Tikanoja Art Museum.

Curatorial tour 9th of September

The curator of the exhibition Laura Gutman will hold a curatorial tour in the exhibition at Saturday 9th of September in French at 11:30 pm and in English at 14-15.30 pm.

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Matti Visanti

13 October 2017 - 4 February 2018

Matti Visanti, born Matti Björklund (1885–1957), studied architecture at the Polytechnical Institute in Helsinki, and after graduating set up an architectural office in his home town of Vaasa. As there were very few architects in Ostrobothnia at the time, Visanti’s expertise was very much in demand. Among his buildings are the Town Hall of Lapua and the church at Nummijärvi, but it was the construction boom in Vaasa and Seinäjoki that gave him most of his work, and even today his mark can be seen in the streetscapes of those towns. Visanti’s architectural style was mostly classical, with a great deal of symmetry and some decoration. Among his accomplishments from this period are many memorials, works that can be seen as lying somewhere between architecture and fine art; the most monumental of them are the memorial of the Battle of Napue in Isokyrö and the statue of Jaakko Ilkka in Ilmajoki.

Eventually, however, Matti Visanti wanted to exchange his practice as an architect for the profession of an artist. The decision required that he relocate to Helsinki, where Matti and his wife Lyyli (née Myntti), also an artist, would live and work in the Lallukka Artist Home. Matti Visanti eventually created an enormous body of prints. His favoured technique was lithography. He illustrated the whole of The Kalevala, the publication of which was made possible by Frithjof Tikanoja. Visanti also created illustrations for literary, biblical and poetic works. His talent and versatility even extended to applied art, and he received commissions for stamps, paper notes, flags and emblems, as well as industrial products, which he always designed in a dignified yet practical style. He is today best remembered for works such as the Vaasa postal stamps, the Helsinki Olympic Games coin, the flag symbol indicating works of Finnish origin and the coats of arms of Alavus and Isokyrö.

Visanti’s style was logical and rational. Although it could be serious, it was never sentimental. His home region of Ostrobothnia had nurtured in him not only patriotism but also cosmopolitanism, and had endowed him with the aspirations of equality and democracy. Also inherited from his native land was the idiosyncratic and fascinating combination of minimalism and monumentalism, as well as a bold and rich sense of visuality. Matti Visanti’s visual ideas have been reflected in Ostrobothnian visual thinking down to this very day.

Park Picture, 1910, oil. Vaasa municipal art collection. Photo: Erkki Salminen.