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Juhana Blomstedt, Punainen abstraktio, 1969. Sammon kokoelma. Kuva: Rauno Träskelin

The Life of Art

25.11. - 31.12.2017

A peek into the Sampo art collection exhibits rarely seen gems of Finnish art from the Golden Age to modernism.

The Life of Art celebratory exhibition compiled from the collection of the Sampo Group is a fresh look at well-known artists: the exhibition includes rarely seen works by artists ranging from Akseli Gallen-Kallela to Helene Schjerfbeck, and from Juhana Blomstedt to Leena Luostarinen.

The comprehensive collection includes around 1000 works, from which the exhibition curator, art historian Tuula Karjalainen selected an array of around 100 works as a look into Finnish art from the 1820s till the 1990s.

“The exhibition is an exciting look into the different phases of art in Finland. The Sampo collection includes amazing works, many of which have only exhibited rarely, if ever. The exhibition also includes less familiar, early works by well-known artists,” says curator Tuula Karjalainen.

The aim of the Sampo collection was to create an outlook on the development of visual arts in Finland and to bring art into the everyday life of clients and employees alike. Most of the artworks were acquired after the 1960s.

The Sampo art collection is exhibited publicly courtesy of Sampo’s affiliate Mandatum Life and the Kaleva Mutual Insurance Company.

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Helene Schjerfbeck, Virkkaava tyttö, 1904. Sammon kokoelma. Kuva: Rauno Träskelin