Independent Visions: Helen Schjerfbeck and Her Contemporaries exhibition at Scandinavia House
Start Date: April 29, 2017
End Date: October 3, 2017
Time: 12:00 am to 6:00 pm
Independent Visions: Helen Schjerfbeck and Her Contemporaries from the Collection of Ateneum, Finnish National Gallery, an exhibition presenting fifty-five works by four celebrated Finnish artists, opens at Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America, in New York City, on April 29, 2017. The exhibition highlights the pioneering role of these artists at the end of the 19th century and in the early decades of the 20th: Helene Schjerfbeck (1862-1946), Sigrid Schauman (1877-1979), Ellen Thesleff (1869-1954), and Elga Sesemann (1922-2007). Coinciding with the yearlong celebration of the centennial anniversary of Finland’s independence from Russia, the exhibition provides a rich opportunity for American audiences to engage with these influential Finnish painters.
Image: Helene Schjerfbeck, Self Portrait, Black Background, 1915. Oil on canvas, 18 x 14 1/5 in., Ateneum Art Museum / Finnish National Gallery.
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Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America is the leading center for Nordic culture in the United States.
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