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National Museum temporary exhibitions


Rooms Hidden by the Water, -> 28 August 2016

Coming soon:
The Renaissance. Now - from Raphael to Titian
, 23 September 2016 - 15 January 2017
Ренессанс. Сегодня – от Рафаэля до Тициана, 23.09.2016 - 15.01.2017
Come to Finland - Tourism poster exhibition,
February - May 2017
Finland 100 Years, photography exhibition,
16 June - 31 December 2017

Rooms Hidden by the Water. Artist Bobo Ivancich and his painting of Ezra Pound. Photo: Jaakko Heikkilä 2010

Rooms Hidden by the Water

- photographs from Venice by Jaakko Heikkilä

29 April 2016 - 28 August 2016

The exhibition will feature approximately 50 photographs by photographic artist Jaakko Heikkilä, taken in 2005–2015 in the palaces of Venetian nobility along with Venetian furniture from the late 1800s from the National Museum’s collections.

Photographer Jaakko Heikkilä (b. 1956) is an observer who is renowned for photographing people and groups of people around the world. Heikkilä photographs people in their own environment: at home, working, at museums or as flickering shadows on walls.

Heikkilä started photographing the Venetian nobility through a friend who opened the doors of the first palace for him. The photographs offer a unique opportunity to peek inside the palaces of the decreasing Venetian nobility and meet the residents and their life stories.

The Venetian nobility live a life that is bound and protected by their history. The nobility consists of merchants from La Serenissima, the golden age of the Republic of Venice, which existed from the 500s to 1797. They represent the old Europe and Venice of today - which is defined by the reality of mass tourism and the problems caused by global warming.

The photography exhibition Rooms Hidden by the Water is displayed in rooms 127-132 on the first floor of the museum from Friday 29 April 2016 to Sunday 28 August 2016.

The exhibition also includes a publication Rooms Hidden by the Water in Finnish and in English, which can be bought at the Museum Shop. Written by Jaakko Heikkilä, Barone Alberto Franchetti, Alex Snellman and Minerva Keltanen. Hardcover, 87 photos, 131 pages, price € 43 euros.

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More information on the exhibition:
- Head of Exhibitions Minerva Keltanen tel. +358 295 33 6463, minerva.keltanen@kansallismuseo.fi
- Curator Aino-Maija Kaila tel. +358 295 33 6362, aino-maija.kaila@kansallismuseo.fi

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Water. Photo: Jaakko Heikkilä 2010

 N.H. Marino Zorzi at his palace. Photo: Jaakko Heikkilä 2009

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Rooms Hidden by the Water cover. Lucia Tito's Palace. Photo by Jaakko Heikkilä 2010.
Rooms Hidden by the Water publication cover. Lucia Tito's Palace. Photo by Jaakko Heikkilä 2009.

Coming in September:

The Renaissance. Now - from Raphael to Titian

- paintings from 16th c. Italy

23 September 2016 - 15 January 2017

This is the first time that Raphael's paintings will be exhibited in Finland.
The exhibition presents approximately 50 large oil paintings by Italian Renaissance artists who worked in Lombardy, Venice and Milan between 1500 and 1600
.

Along with Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, Raphael and Titian are some of the biggest names in Italian Renaissance art. The exhibition also marks the first time that works by other important artists, including Lorenzo Lotto, Tintoretto, Girolamo Romanino and Giovanni Battista Moroni, have been exhibited in Finland. The exhibition will include works by over 20 different artists.

The Renaissance brought to art a more realistic study of human anatomy and space and new kinds of subjects. In addition to religious themes, painters now depicted more secular subjects, such as scenes from Antiquity, landscapes and portraits. 

The paintings in the exhibition are primarily on loan from Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo in Brescia, one of the most important museums in the Lombardy region in Italy.   
The exhibition also features an exhibition catalogue in Finnish and public events. The exhibition curator is Elena Lucchesi Ragni and the exhibition organiser is Davide Sandrini / StArt.

Displayed in rooms 127–132 on the first floor of the museum, the exhibition will be open from Friday 23 September 2016 to Sunday 15 January 2017.
 
Preliminary information on the exhibition:
- Head of Exhibitions Minerva Keltanen tel. +358 295 33 6463, minerva.keltanen@kansallismuseo.fi
- Curator Aino-Maija Kaila tel. +358 295 33 6362, aino-maija.kaila@kansallismuseo.fi

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Man in pink, portrait of Gian Gerolamo Grumelli ca. 1560. Photo: Fondazione Museo di Palazzo Moroni, Bergamo
Giovanni Battista Moroni (ca. 1520–1579) The Man in Pink, 'Cavaliere in rosa', portrait of Gian Gerolamo Grumelli c. 1560. Oil painting on canvas, 216 x 123 cm.
Photo: Fondazione Museo di Palazzo Moroni, Bergamo, Italy

Raffaello Sanzio (1483–1520) Christ the Redeemer Blessing ca. 1505–1506 Oil painting on wood 31,7 x 25,3 cm. Photo: Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo, Brescia, Italy

Raffaello Sanzio Raphael (1483–1520) Christ the Redeemer Blessing, ca. 1505–1506. Oil painting on wood, 31,7 x 25,3 cm. Photo: Pinacoteca Museo Tosio Martinengo, Brescia, Italy