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The Gallen-Kallela Museum

Culture and Attractions

The beautiful surroundings and unique architecture of the Gallen-Kallela Museum provide a fine setting for a museum visit.

Designed and built by the artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865 – 1931), the castle-like Tarvaspää studio and residence was opened to the public in 1961 as the Gallen-Kallela Museum. The museum’s temporary exhibitions present the art and life of Gallen-Kallela and his contemporaries and present-day works of contemporary art. The museum provides a wide range of activities and events and serves as a centre for information on Akseli Gallen-Kallela. Café-restaurant Tarvaspää is located in a villa next to the museum. Welcome to meet Akseli Gallen-Kallela, an artist who is both familiar and unknown!

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