More than 808,000 art lovers visited the three museums of the Finnish National Gallery
; Ateneum Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and Sinebrychoff Art Museum. This is the largest combined number of visitors the museums have ever had, and a record-breaking number for both Kiasma and Sinebrychoff Art Museum separately.
Over of 378,500 visitors visited the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. The previous record was reached during Kiasma's opening year in 1998, when the museum had 350,000 visitors.
Sinebrychoff Art Museum received nearly 69,000 visitors in 2019. The previous record was set in 2003 when 66,600 visitors were recorded.
Ateneum Art Museum was visited by over 361,000 visitors in 2019.
A warm thank you to all the art lovers who have discovered the wide range of exhibitions, performances and events offered by the museums of the Finnish National Gallery, says Risto Ruohonen, Director General of the Finnish National Gallery.
The lively museum season is expected to continue in January, as all of the museums of the Finnish National Gallery have exhibitions ending in January, many of which have interested friends of art. Ateneums exhibitions Helene Schjerfbeck Through My Travels I Found Myself and Finnish Artists in Ruovesi continue until 26 January 2020. Kiasma is exhibiting the Ars Fennica winning Ragnar Kjarttanssons The Visitors is onuntil 2 February 2020,Torbjørn Rødlands Fifth Honeymoon until 5 January 2020 and the collection exhibition Coexistence until 1 March 2020. Sinebrychoff Art Museums exhibition Lucas Cranach − Renaissance Beauties ends on 5 January 2020.